World Naked Bike Ride returns to Buffalo (via The Buffalo News)

Looking out for cyclists might be a bit easier this coming Saturday — some of them could be nude.

For the third year in a row, the World Naked Bike Ride will cruise through Buffalo to bring awareness to “oil addiction and the negative impacts of car culture,” according to a press release.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Tony Sisti Park on the corner of North and Franklin streets. Participants are encouraged to come “as bare as you dare,” said the release, as long as they bring people-powered transportation. After a check-in at the park, bikers will be sent to the official meetup spot.

Read source: http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/23/naked-bike-ride/

5 things to know about Boston’s World Naked Bike Ride (via Metro US)

Gears up, clothes off.

Every year, cyclists around the world ride together in the buff during the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) in hopes of creating positive societal change. The Boston chapter, which began eight years ago, will kick off this year’s festivities in Jamaica Plain with bikers making their way to Cambridge in just their birthday suits. Here are some facts to know for anyone interested in this au naturel social justice event

Read source: http://www.metro.us/things-to-do/boston/2017-world-naked-bike-ride

Here’s 8 pictures of today’s Naked Bike Ride in Folkestone (via Kent Live)

A small group of bikers took to their cycles and headed off on a long route around Folkestone today.

But they weren’t just any group of cyclists – they were naked – and they were protesting against high levels of air pollution, and man-made climate change.

The World Naked Bike Ride returned to Folkestone for the fourth consecutive year today and the group caused gasps, claps and stares as they bared all.

Source: http://www.kentlive.news/here-s-19-pictures-of-the-world-naked-bike-riders-when-they-returned-to-folkestone/story-30419119-detail/story.html

Photos: 2017 Portland World Naked Bike Ride (Warning: Nudity) (via KGW)

Thousands of people biked around Portland nude Saturday night as part of the World Naked Bike Ride.

The event is part of an international clothing-optional series of bike rides that promotes positive body image, cyclist safety and denounces oil dependence.

This year’s ride began at Fernhill Park in Northeast Portland. Take a look at this year’s ride:

Source: http://www.kgw.com/news/local/editors-picks/photos-2017-portland-world-naked-bike-ride-warning-nudity/451912220

The funniest reactions to the World Naked Bike Ride (via OregonLive.com)

Here are some of the best reactions to the annual ride, from stoked participants and disgruntled onlookers.

Thousands of Portlanders shed their clothes and hopped on a bike Saturday night for the local iteration of the annual World Naked Bike Ride.

Record-setting temperatures made for a warm ride in the buff, and many participants ended the ride with a nude frolic through the fountains at Tom McCall Waterfront.

Here are some of the best reactions to the annual ride, from stoked participants and disgruntled onlookers.

Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/06/funniest_reactions_naked_bike_ride.html

Do you think the World Naked Bike Ride is appropriate? (via The Tylt)

The World Naked Bike Ride is almost upon us. Every year in June, around 10,000 people take to the streets of Portland on their bikes — and without their clothes. The event organizers describe it as a ride that “highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society’s dependence on pollution-based transport. It’s also a lot of fun and it’€™s free for all!”  The ride has a lot of support among Portlanders, evidenced by the large number of participants and spectators at the annual event. But critics say that the naked ride is obscene and just too weird — even for Portland. What do you think?

Source: https://thetylt.com/culture/do-you-think-the-world-naked-bike-ride-is-appropriate

Exeter’s Naked Bike Ride is back this weekend – here’s everything you need to know (via Devon Live)

Exeter’s Naked Bike Ride is back this weekend. Here’s everything that you need to know including dates, times and the route map.

Nude bike riders will be taking to the streets of Exeter on Saturday, June 24, when the World Naked Bike Ride makes a return to the city.

The event is organised by environmental campaigners as part of World Naked Bike Ride and it will be the sixth nude ride to take place in Exeter.

Read more at http://www.devonlive.com/exeter-s-naked-bike-ride-is-this-weekend-here-s-everything-you-need-to-know/story-30402998-detail/story.html#e35tJd6qvb0i0oQC.99

Source: http://www.devonlive.com/exeter-s-naked-bike-ride-is-this-weekend-here-s-everything-you-need-to-know/story-30402998-detail/story.html

LIVE: Naked bike ride comes to Cambridge – may contain nudity (via cambridgenews)

Hundreds of people are expected to get naked at Parker’s Piece for the start of the ride

Today is the day World Naked Bike returns to Cambridge for the third time as hundreds of in the buff bikers pedal around the city’s streets.

Their eight-mile long route will take them around the centre of town and starts and finishes at Parker’s Piece.

The annual event travels around the country and aims to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists in built up areas. Around 300 cyclists are expected to take part today.

The dress code is ‘as bare as you dare’ with full nudity optional ,but many riders take the plunge and do the full Monty.

 

Source: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/naked-bike-ride-2017-cambridge-13199752

City should stop World Naked Bike Ride — Andy Cardinal (via madison.com)

Mayor Paul Soglin, is Madison a nudist colony?

Please tell me why it is acceptable to ride bicycles in the nude on public streets in view of children and others who find it objectionable? I’m referring to the World Naked Bike Ride scheduled for Saturday. According to a Madison Police Department press release, this activity is permitted because “the city has a public indecency ordinance, however, public nudity in and of itself is not a violation of that ordinance.”

Source: http://host.madison.com/wsj/opinion/mailbag/city-should-stop-world-naked-bike-ride—/article_b9e6c899-1576-5665-8aff-1f284c2c9156.html

curator’s note When nudity is seen as the primary focus of WNBR

Hundreds traded clothes for rainbows at the Naked Bike Ride this weekend (via PinkNews)

Hundreds of cyclists across the world stripped off this weekend to celebrate the annual World Naked Bike Ride.

The annual ride, which began in 2004, also highlights the vulnerability of cyclists on the road.
It also protests against car culture and oil dependency internationally.
As well as messages celebrating body positivity on people’s skin, cyclists had rainbows painted on themselves.

Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/06/14/hundreds-traded-clothes-for-rainbows-at-the-naked-bike-ride-this-weekend/