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Date: Sunday 20 Mar 2011
Time: 10am for 12pm ride
Location: The Kuttabul Place carpark (at the end of Barrine Drive), immediately SW of the Commonwealth Avenue and Parkes Way junction

Ride report

25 of Canberra's finest rode in today's (20 Mar 2011) World Naked Bike Ride. The weather could have been better, but it did not rain and we had a little sunshine. We rode to Parliament House and around the lake as planned, and also had the AFP on bicycles controlling the traffic for us. Photos were taken and a video made of all of us having a terrific time, and the links to these will be posted soon.

The ride went well, except the weather kept people away and the AFP's pre-ride attitude would have kept some away. The AFP on the day were quiet friendly and had a different attitude to the ones we met a week before.

Ride details

Canberra will ride at 12pm on Sunday 20 March. Come early (10.00am) for bodypainting, bike decoration and general prep. Remember it's bare as you dare, so there's no pressure to strip all the way down. (See the dot point list at the end of this section regarding ride requirements..)

If you want to support the ride, but don't want to actually ride, you are welcome to help with organising the ride, bodypainting on the day, providing water/drinks halfway through the ride and so much more.. just let us know you are interested.

The ride will be FREE! Everyone is welcome to join the ride. After the ride there might be a BBQ, beers at the pub or some other type of celebration which will probably be pay-as-you-go.

This is the current route planned for WNBR Canberra Ride - 20 March 2011.

2010 Canberra Route

The start location is indicated with a red place marker on the above map. 35.286265,149.125875&spn=0.001848,0.003428&z=18 Google satellite image of the start location.

OK, so the ride in it's current incarnation in Canberra might be more accurately described as the World Scantily Clad Bike Ride. Federal Police and ACT/Federal authorities have requested our compliance with the following:

  • You MUST have a proper bike helmet.
  • You MUST have bike lights, front and rear.
  • Bring a bike lock.
  • Bring your friends.
  • You need to arrive clothed. Seriously, some people have not done this.
  • You need decent shoes for cycling because you may hurt your feet otherwise.
  • You need somewhere to put your clothes while you are riding. A luggage rack on your bike, or panniers or a basket that you can put your bag with your clothes. We have a support crew who can transport your belongings to the refreshment stops along the way if you wish to not carry anything during your ride.
  • Clothing is optional on the ride, but the Australian Federal Police have previously (2010) requested that a minimal amount of clothing or bodypaint is worn on the ride ie: cover nipples on girls, and coverage of genitals on both genders.
  • LATE BREAKING NEWS: There has been a late change from the ACT Police regarding the way they will police the dress code for this year, and they request all riders must wear a minimum of clothing (e.g. bikini, speedo, underwear). According to the AFP, just a covering of body-paint will not be sufficient this year, and the AFP will be enforcing their requirement that genitals, buttocks, and breasts be covered with some type of clothing. Apart from this, the ride will be similar to last year. CLOTHING IS STILL OPTIONAL and no Organisers can impose a dress code upon participants by the international rules of the WNBR. Make your own decision about how much or how little you want to wear.
  • Bring a bottle of water. You are also welcome to bring food to eat with other riders after the ride.
  • Bring sunscreen.
  • Do NOT bring alcohol or drugs. Ride in control and safe. Obviously intoxicated or drug affected people will not be allowed on the ride.
  • Children are recommended to wear some clothing such as underwear on the ride. It’s a long way for little tykes and sensitive skin.
  • Guard against inflammation by covering seats, and using anti-chafe products. We will have some seat covers available on the day.
  • Roller bladers, consider knee, elbow and hand protection.
  • Please advise us if you do not want to be photographed or filmed. We will have some face masks available for a few.
  • We will be riding on the roads this time around so we need to obey the traffic rules for cyclists eg: two abreast in a lane, stopping at traffic lights etc (The AFP may provide some assistance at tricky intersections if they have resources or traffic is bad on the day).

Ride Planning

Planning Meeting

Peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy.

The ride date for this event, the time of assembly and assembly place is decided.

WNBR Canberra needs more people willing to help organise it. You need to step foward if you want to see WNBR Canberra be an even bigger success in 2011. See the organising page here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=365865115726

If you want to support the ride, but don't want to actually ride, you are welcome to help with organising the ride, bodypainting on the day, providing water/drinks halfway through the ride and so much more check out Facebook <http://bit.ly/bpccow> which is our organising page. Anything you can do to help... HELPS!

See photos of the 2010 World Naked bike Ride in Canberra here: http://picasaweb.google.com/WNBR.canberra/ and here: http://www.culturazi.com/?p=3491

See photos of the 2009 World Naked bike Ride in Canberra here: http://australia.worldnakedbikeride.org/canberra2009/

Check out the WNBR Canberra wiki page: http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Canberra

and... REMEMBER TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! The invite button is in the right-hand column just below the event picture.

Via Marte Kinder the WNBR Australia Coordinator who does not live near Canberra or would otherwise be able to help on the ground.website: http://australia.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.html

Organisers

Media enquiries for Canberra: please contact the WNBR Canberra Organiser

History

Canberra 2010

Date: Sunday 21 Mar 2010
Time: 11am for 12pm ride
Location: The Kuttabul Place carpark (at the end of Barrine Drive), immediately SW of the Commonwealth Avenue and Parkes Way junction
For more information about the pre-ride planning, events and media see Canberra 2010 page.

Canberra 2009

Date: Sunday 15 Mar 2009
Time: 12pm (Noon)
Location: Glebe Park Gazebo, Ballumbir St
For more information about the pre-ride planning, events and media see Canberra 2009 page.

Photos

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2010

2009

Video

2011

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2010

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Media coverage

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2010

2009

Publicity: flyers, posters, images etc

This is the current colour in flyer / poster to be used for the WNBR Canberra 2011 to help promote participation. Please print these and stick them up where people will see them. Why not colour one in and stick it to your refrigerator?

Colour in flyer / poster



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