The World Naked Bike Ride is done every year to speak out against car culture and oil dependency. This year marks the 8th cycle ride through the Mother City
The World Naked Bike Ride took place over the cycle tour weekend, 11th of March 2017, it was the 8th year running the event. The event was created to speak out against car culture and oil dependency around the world.
Participants strip down to their birthday suits and cycle across the mother city to promote green modes of transport, body acceptance and safer cycling. For those who don’t have the courage to bare it all, they can wear creative costumes and body paints to cover their naughty bits.
“The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is a global initiative hosted in around 70 cities, which seeks to create awareness around environmental issues, celebrate the power and individuality of the human body, and highlight the dangers faced by cyclists on local roads.”
“All participating countries in the Southern Hemisphere will drop their tops and bottoms on the same day to unite in a peaceful, imaginative and somewhat insane demonstration for these worthy causes.”
The event was open to all shapes and sizes, and participants could use any human-powered vehicles. From the traditional bicycle to unicycles, wearing rollerblades or skates, running, jogging or even pushing a wheelchair or pram.
Participants used their bodies as protest signs, painting slogans across their bodies as a way to promote the cause. The race itself is absolutely free so anyone with a passion for the causes could ride along. Here are some of the pictures of the ride.