World Naked Bike Day

Found this article on Tree Hugger…

It’s not for everyone, but it is certainly a cause that most treehuggers would support. World Naked Bike Day is a protest against the vulnerability of cyclists and the domination of car culture. In their words: ” It’s time to put a stop to the indecent exposure of people and the planet to cars and the pollution they create. We face automobile traffic with our naked bodies as the best way of defending our dignity and exposing the vulnerability faced by cyclists and pedestrians on our streets as well as the negative consequences we all face due to dependence on oil, and other forms of non-renewable energy”. Now in its 4th year, it is easy to join since it takes place in 20 countries and 70 cities. If you are creative you can decorate your bike, or your body. You can also ride a skateboard, roller blades or a unicycle. Too shy? Go “bare as you dare”. And the answer to that question you’re dying to ask (what does it feel like to ride nude?), the answer is: “Just like it does with clothes but a bit cooler. Most riders also find it exhilarating, liberating, empowering… and downright hilarious. :: World Naked Bike Ride

What’s funny to me is, even though these people are nakit they’re still wearing helmets!


  1. Eric June 8, 2007 6:00 am 

    If I want to inspire others to commute to work on a bicycle, the last thing I am ever going to do is take my clothes off on a bike. I want to inspire people not cause them to lose their lunch! :)

    As far as the activist aspect of all this – I am really in favor of inspiring and leading by example. I think people will come around more and more as time goes on – but I also believe in the freedom for people to make their own choices – good or bad. I believe good will prevail, since just about everyone who ever tries using their bike for more than just fun or sport feels good about what they are doing…

  2. RL June 8, 2007 9:44 am 

    yeah i’m with you on that Eric. Not so sure if I’d want to see other people’s gonads around me.

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