History of World Naked Bike Ride around the world

History of World Naked Bike Ride around the world

Mexico City : Mexico | Jun 10, 2012 at 7:14 AM PDT
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Cyclists in cities around the world have taken part in the World Naked Bike Ride. Started in 2004, the clothing-optional protest aims to promote cycling as a greener mode of transportation, and encourage a body-positive culture. San Francisco, London, Madrid, Amsterdam and Guadalajara were among the cities that took part this year

The World Naked Bike Ride was started in 2004 as a demonstration against pollution and oil dependency.

Over the years, it has taken on different forms in different countries but the general theme is the same: participants are encouraged to take part in a ‘clothing-optional’ bike ride to "deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world."

The dress code motto is "bare as you dare", with full and partial nudity encouraged, but not mandatory.

Creativity is also encouraged to generate a fun and immersive atmosphere during the ride, capture the attention and imagination of the public and media.

This year in Madrid the riders called on authorities to provide safer cycle routes and for drivers to respect cyclists.

As cyclists around the world join for the 9th World Naked Bike Ride, those in Madrid ride nude through the city center in protest against the rudeness car. commuter cyclists face in Madrid, in conjunction with the World Naked Bike Ride June 9, 2012

Naked ride For the second year in a row, Guadalajara will participate in the World Naked Bike Ride. Hundreds of nude cyclists will take part in the ride which begins on the corner of Avenida Mexico

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