Cycling aand nudism don’t usually happen at the same time.. However, once a year, the two activities are combined in an event held in countries around the world.
The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse 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.”
In Vancouver on Saturday at 11:00 starting at Sunset Beach you will have a chance to combine these two activities at the World Naked Bike Ride Vancouver 2016. There is no charge to be part of the fun, and there are no hard and fast restrictions imposed on your desire to strip down or pedal au naturel. Promoters are offering free body painting to ease the discomfort of baring all, and soft bicycle seats, the wearing of shoes and sunscreen is advised.
The dress code motto is “bare as you dare”. Full or partial nudity is encouraged, but not mandatory. There is no mandate to cover intimate parts; this is a distinguishing feature of the WNBR against other cycling events.
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.
For more information or to join check out the official Facebook page.
World Naked Bike Ride Vancouver 2016
Date: Saturday, June 11
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Sunset Beach (starting point)
Dress code: Bare as you dare.
In the Vancouver area tomorrow? Think you’ll check out World Naked Bike Ride? Let us know in the comment section below.