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Date: Sunday 11 March 2018
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Butler Reserve corner of Butler Street and Somerset Street, Byron Bay for body painting, preparation. Look for WNBR Banner 200 metres in, on Somerset Street.

Ride Details

  • Date: Sun 11 Mar 2018
  • Time: 1:30pm
  • Assembly location: Butler Reserve corner of Butler Street and Somerset Street Byron Bay for body painting, preparation. Look for WNBR Banner 200 metres in, on Somerset Street.

N.B. Byron Ride starts at 3pm sharp from Byron Bay Railway Station Jonson Street.

Facebook

Facebook is the primary mode of communication for this ride. If any details are unclear or out-of-date please check the WNBR Byron Bay Facebook Group and the WNBR Byron Bay 2018 page

Northern Rivers Rides

To all our friends WNBR Northern Rivers, including Nimbin, Lismore and Byron Bay. The three rides in the Northern Rivers are scheduled so that keen riders can participate in all 3!

Nimbin

  • Date: Sat 10 Mar 2018
  • Time: 10am
  • Assembly location: Nimbin Bush Theatre 2 Blue Knob Road Nimbin for body painting and preparation.

Start time Ride: TBA at Ride. Check the WNBR Nimbin Facebook Group and the WNBR Nimbin 2018 facebook event for discussion, questions and further information.

Lismore

  • Date: Sun 11 Mar 2018
  • Time: 10am
  • Assembly location: Duck Pond Cafe 75 Union Street Lismore for body painting and preparation.

Start time Ride: TBA at Ride. Check the WNBR Lismore Facebook group and the WNBR Lismore 2018 Facebook event for discussion, questions and further information.

Byron Bay

  • Date: Sun 11 Mar 2018
  • Time: 1.30pm
  • Assembly location: Butler Reserve corner of Butler Street and Somerset Street Byron Bay for body painting, preparation. Look for WNBR Banner 200 metres in, on Somerset Street.

N.B. Byron Ride starts at 3pm sharp from Byron Bay Railway Station Jonson Street.

Please follow the Facebook Pages and WNBR Byron, Nimbin and Lismore for further info and up-dates. Let's all make 2018 WNBR Northern Rivers an event to remember.

Please Note:

  • Only WNBR Committee Approved Banners and Marquees are to be used, no other Banners or Marquees are to be erected that detract from WNBR Guidelines. Be advised any unauthorised use of such will be removed.
  • Please be advised ‘Media will be in attendance’. With interest now Nationally and Internationally WNBR Northern Rivers, please be warned, all participants are ‘Bare as you Dare’. We accept no liability.
  • Please due to Safety and Hygiene, please bring your own personal body paints and paint brushes.
  • Car Parking in Byron Bay is metered $4.00 per hour, please ensure you have money/credit card for parking. Council do issue fines for non compliance.
  • Please be advised to leave personal valuables at home. We do not accept responsibility for any loss or theft.
  • Photo Identification is compulsory as is a proper fitting bike helmet. All participants are to ensure bicycles etc. are road worthy condition, bell and proper functioning brakes.
  • Please bring personal bum towel to sit on and own sunscreen, hat and drinking water. There is some shade at meet points. Stay hydrated.
  • Some Refreshments will be available for purchase. Please ensure having enough correct coinage as change cannot be given.
  • Please be advised we will be asking this year of all participants to do a small donation gold coin to our costs involved for WNBR Northern Rivers Posters and Banners. (Our apology all, this is only to cover WNBR expenses).
  • We accept no liability for riders personal safety and loss. Participate at own risk.
  • Byron Bay Council and Police are congenial with WNBR Byron Bay continuation.
  • Please respect all road rules, other participants and our enthusiastic audience.
  • Please follow all directives from WNBR Marshall’s. They are there to ensure your safety.
  • No riders are to advance proceeding Lead Marshall.
  • Absolutely No Signage that is unauthorised by WNBR Committee Byron Bay, Nimbin, Lismore.

Please consider why we are riding.

The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse on human-powered transport (the vast majority on bicycles, but some on skateboards and inline skates), to "deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world. The dress code motto is "bare as you dare". Full or partial nudity is encouraged, but not mandatory. There is no mandate to cover intimate parts; this is a distinguishing feature of the WNBR against other cycling events.

Creative expression is also encouraged to generate a fun and immersive atmosphere during the ride, capture the attention and imagination of the public and media, and make the experience more personalized and fulfilling for the riders. Body art, such as body painting, are common forms of creative expression, as well as costumes, art bikes, portable sound reinforcement systems (such as public address systems, bullhorns and boomboxes) and musical instruments or other types of noisemakers. Pre- and post-ride parties for WNBRs have become events unto themselves, often featuring musical bands, DJs, body painting, temporary structures/installation art, political tabling, and catering. In addition to simply being able to ride clothes-free on community streets, some rides have established precedent by having body-painting parties, often involving numbers of naked riders and artists in high-visibility municipal parks.

This distinctive form of Critical Mass, occasionally called Critical Ass in a WNBR context, is often described or categorised as a form of political protest, street theatre, party-on-wheels, streaking, public nudity and clothing-optional recreation, and thus attracts a wide range of participants. The World Naked Bike Ride, which started more than 12 years ago, is an unusual environmental protest against “car culture,” the world’s dependence on oil and other non-renewable energy sources, and in defense of cyclists’ rights.

The city-based rides have been multiplying each year with thousands of nude participants and evolving into events that feature artists, musicians and supporters, along with increasing public and media attention.

The number of World Naked Bike rides and riders globally varies from year to year. Currently, 70 cities in 20 countries are affiliated.

Publicity: flyers, posters, images etc

Byron Bay 2018 poster


Full sized version here:
http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=File:Byron_Bay_2018.jpg

History

Byron Bay 2017

Date: Sunday 12 March 2017
Time: 2.30pm
Location: The Rails Car Park.
For more information about the pre-ride planning, events and media see Byron Bay 2017 page.

Byron Bay 2016

Date: Sunday 13 March 2016
Time: 2.30pm?
Location: The Rails Car Park.
For more information about the pre-ride planning, events and media see Byron Bay 2016 page.

Byron Bay 2015

Date: Sunday 8 March 2015
Time: 2.30pm?
Location: The Rails Car Park.
For more information about the pre-ride planning, events and media see Byron Bay 2015 page.

Byron Bay 2014

Date: Sunday 9 March 2014
Time: 2.30pm?
Location: The Rails Car Park.
For more information about the pre-ride planning, events and media see Byron Bay 2014 page.

Byron Bay 2013

Date: Sunday 10 March 2013
Time: 2.30pm
Location: The Rails Car Park.
For more information about the pre-ride planning, events and media see Byron Bay 2013 page.

Byron Bay 2012

Date: Sunday 11 March 2012
Time: 2pm
Location: The Rails Car Park.
For more information about the pre-ride planning, events and media see Byron Bay 2012 page.

Byron Bay 2010

Date: Sunday 7 March 2010
Time: 2pm
Location: The Rails Car Park.
For more information about the pre-ride planning, events and media see Byron Bay 2010 page.

Byron Bay 2009

Date: Saturday 14 March 2009
Time: 2pm
Location: The Rails Car Park.
For more information about the pre-ride planning, events and media see Byron Bay 2009 page.

Byron Bay 2008

Date: Saturday 8 March 2008
Time: 2pm
Location: Outside the Travel Centre at the old Railway Station..
For more information about the pre-ride planning, events and media see Byron Bay 2008 page.

Legality

The laws that are relevant to public nudity in New South Wales are applicable througout the state. For discussion of this topic, please refer to the separate page about New South Wales Laws.

Ride reports

Photos

2010

Photos of WNBR Byron Bay 2010 on offmyfacebook By law every cyclist is required to wear a helmet? photos by Jeff Dawson.

2009

2008

Video

2012

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from the Echonet Daily Monday, 12 Mar 2012.

Media enquiries

Use Facebook for media enquiries to Debra, the WNBR Byron Bay Organiser.

Press release

add press release here.

Media coverage

2012

2010

2009

written by The Byron Shire Echo.

2008

Cycleway issue gets exposure by Mary Mann Northern Star Newspaper 10 Mar 2008

Byron Bay 2008 reported in Northern Star Newspaper


Links

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Endorsement

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