On Saturday, March 10, 2007, in cities around the world – including Lima, Peru -, people will be riding bikes naked to celebrate cycling and the human body.
World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is being organized and supported by many different groups. The groups are only connected by their determination to all be naked on their bikes on WNBR Day, riding in celebration, jubilation to deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world to the masses. There are many great reasons to be celebrating, with all the glory of naked two-wheel sanity. It’s time to join hundreds of naked compatriots in a free, non-sexual, fun bike ride!
All are welcome! From the shy to the bold. Cyclists, rollerbladers, rollerskaters, skate boarders. All ages, sizes, and colors welcome. Bring your family and your co-workers!
What to wear? Do not fear! The World Naked Bike Ride dress code is “As Bare As You Dare”… How bare is that? How dare is that? It’s all up to you. You decide what you are comfortable with. No one is excluded or discriminated against based on levels of clothing, bodypaint, or anything else for that matter!
Engage the public! Bodies are painted and bikes decorated with political messages or beautiful designs to complement forms and shapes. Please be creative and colorful in expressing yourself! Bodypainting, bike decorating, and other creative expression is strongly encouraged! See Body art and Art bike for more info.
We pass out flyers informing the public about our message. We use portable public address systems or raise our voices and chant in unison. Getting people to laugh and smile is a great way to connect and share ideas in a non-threatening way.
The ride also wants to demonstrate the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against oil dependency. Safety for cyclists is almost non-existent in Lima. In February 2007 three cyclists were killed by cars and trucks and their irresponsible drivers.
Visit the Lima Naked Bike Ride site at http://www.ciclonudistaperu.org/ for further details.
You can also visit the global World Naked Bike Ride site at http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/.
Lima Naked Bike Ride 2007
Date: March 10th
Main meeting place: Parque Kennedy in Miraflores
Time: 09:00 am
– Come join us to defend our lives against killer cars
– Come naked
– Come dressed with a custom
– Come body painted
– Come in a bikini
– Come as creative as you can
– Bring flags, printed text for display, etc.
Article by Wolfy Becker