World Naked Bike Ride. June 2014.

World_naked_bike_ride_wikipediaThe World Naked Bike Ride is an annual, worldwide bike ride that highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society’s dependence on pollution-based transport. It's an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together on human-powered transport (the vast majority on bicycles, but some on skateboards and inline skates), to "deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world."

The dress code motto is "bare as you dare". Full or partial nudity is encouraged, but not mandatory. And of course, it's taken place in cities where there's no legal ban on public nudity... so whatever ride you join, you'll be safe!

Creative expression is also encouraged to generate a fun and immersive atmosphere during the ride, capture the attention and imagination of the public and media, and make the experience more personalized and fulfilling for the riders. Body art, such as body painting, are common forms of creative expression, as well as costumes, art bikes, portable sound reinforcement systems (such as public address systems, bullhorns and boomboxes) and musical instruments or other types of noisemaker.

It's free for all to join and a lot of fun!!

This year (2014) it's going to take place the 7th of June in most cities, but some other cities will celebrate it a week later. If you want to join the party, find the nearest event and check their website or page in Facebook. The Facebook page of the WNBR in Barcelona: https://www.facebook.com/worldnadedbikeridebarcelona.

As a curiosity I must say that the very first Naked Bike Ride was in Zaragoza, Spain, my home town :)

Some pics of past years taken in some cities around the world: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2012/jun/10/world-naked-bike-ride-pictures

And this video about last year's WNBR in Portland, Oregon, USA:


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