The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an annual demonstration that draws attention to the absurdity of oil and gas dependency and celebrates the potential of cycling and the human body. The overuse of the planet's vanishing oil reserves causes pollution, global warming and leads to war, inequality and injustice. Many politicians want to subsidise the car industry and build more runways. They call such follies progress but this is progress towards disaster.
WNBR is an international movement, with rides taking place in many locations around the world. Riding naked emphasises the vulnerability of cyclists on the road, at the same time as celebrating humanity in the face of mechanisation. If it seems a little crazy, think about the total madness of car culture and its inevitable results.
If you're worried about going nude on the day don't panic as it's fully clothing-optional bare as you dare, Full & partial nudity is encouraged, but not mandatory & if the route is too long for you, you can pull out at anytime.
Public nudity is officially against the law in South Africa; the organisers of the CT-WNBR do not take responsibility for anyone's actions. It is up to each individual to make an informed decision on what position they want to take.
Date: Saturday 9th March 2019
Time: 9:00am meet at Sea Point Library car park for a 10am start
Location: Central Cape Town
Join the World Naked Bike Ride - Cape Town
Meet at Sea Point Library car park at 9:45am. Start riding at 10am. The route will go down the fan walk, right onto Long Street, up onto Bree street, back along to the fan walk and finish back at Sea Point Library.
A peaceful, imaginative and fun protest against oil dependency and car culture. A celebration of the bicycle and also a celebration of the power and individuality of the human body. A symbol of the vulnerability of the cyclist in traffic. The world's biggest naked protest: 50+ cities and thousands of riders participate worldwide.
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AFRICA JOINS THE WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE
7th World Naked Bike Ride - Cape Town...!!
- Saturday 5th of March 2016***
Join the Cape Town chapter of the World Naked Bike Ride! Come AS BARE AS YOU DARE
- Riding to MAKE CYCLING SAFER***
The ride will start at 10am, so please get to the start point a little bit earlier so you can get yourself ready and don't get left behind!
Clothing is optional: The dress code for the World Naked Bike Ride is "Bare As You Dare"! YOU get to decide how naked you wish to be. If that means completely naked, or completely clothed, the decision is yours...
This ride is not about nudity - it's about joining in a world wide campaign/protest for the environment: we ride to raise awareness about the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and to MAKE CYCLING SAFER!
What if I don't have a bike?
There are loads of places to rent bikes in Cape Town: http://www.bicyclecapetown.org/city-guide/bicycle-rental-tours/
BEN bikes are also happy to make as many bikes available as possible – but you need to pick the bike up from them in Marina de Gama. You just need a copy of your ID and a R50 charge (you can keep the bike from Friday to Monday).
Contact Andrew at Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN)
- email: email@example.com
- +27 825989178 (cell/mob); +27 217884174 (w)
- Yes please, as long as it's nice!
Public nudity is officially against the law in South Africa; the organisers of the CTNBR do not take responsibility for anyone's actions. It is up to each individual to make an informed decision on what position they want to take.
AS BARE AS YOU DARE
- Please get in touch if you want to get involved
For more info on the Cape Town ride please check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Naked-Bike-Ride-Cape-Town/187372961306675