Despite the wet weather, three World Naked Bike rides took off around the Northern Rivers over the weekend without a hitch and without a stitch – albeit with somewhat fewer participants than in more clement years.
Byron Bay’s 10th annual World Naked Bike Rid this coming Sunday, March 11, will be the biggest event of its kind in Australia if it exceeds the 270 participants who rode in the event last year.
World Naked Bike Ride season is back again - with rides taking place at Nimbin, Lismore and Byron next month. And the Nimbin event is celebrating its tenth successful nude year.
Almost 20 years to the day since Byron celebrated an historic Nude Ain’t Rude rally on Belongil beach, local activists and nature lovers are asking if it’s time to hold another. The call follows the arrest of four people in just a few weeks for swimming naked in a quiet area of beach.
The streets of Byron Bay were literally swarming with naked people on Sunday afternoon, as the town’s World Naked Bike Ride hit an all-time attendance record.
The northern rivers boasts three participating towns in next weekend’s annual World Naked Bike Ride, up from two last year. Find out just where you can dare to be bare this weekend.
Although it was her first year co-ordinating the World Naked Bike, Debra Conomy was ‘pretty sure’ this year’s head count of 165 was the biggest ever contingent in the history of the event in Byron Bay.
Byron Bay railway station sees some action once a year at least, when the proud members of the World Naked Bike Ride clan gather to get into their uniforms for the annual streaking cycle through the town.
Sunday's World Naked Bike Ride saw dozens of residents and visitors take to the streets of Byron Bay wearing only their skin to impart an important message about the vulnerability of cyclists. Watch the video.
Summer frivolities may be coming to a close and the resumption of a routine life is looming. Just a minute, is that some people on bikes I can see up ahead? And they’re nude? Ah, the World Naked Bike Riders are getting ready to pedal back into town.
This year’s Byron Bay leg of the World Naked Bike Ride seemed jinxed from the start.
Nimbin locals welcomed cyclists participating in the annual World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday, which encourages people to get out of their cars, out of their clothes and onto their bikes, and also highlights how vulnerable cyclists are while sharing the road with motorists.
Byron Bay has been saved the shame of being unable to field a contingent in this coming weekend’s World Naked Bike Ride.
Melbourne has one, Sydney sort of has one, Nimbin definitely has one but the World Naked Bike Ride may be about to bypass Byron Bay.