Date: Saturday 9th March 2013
Time: 9:30am meet at Prestwich Memorial for a 10am start
Location: Central Cape Town
Join Cape Town's third Naked Bike Ride on the 9th of March. Get involved and come as bare as you dare!
Meet at Prestwich Memorial at 9:30am. Start riding at 10am. The route will do a loop on the fan walk and proceed to Long Street, ending back at Prestwich memorial. Full details to be provided soon...
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.
- We welcome positive publicity!
AFRICA JOINS THE WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE We are Cycling as Bare as We Dare for the Third Time in Cape Town
The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an event that happens worldwide. Since 2004, cities across the world have experienced the joy of the world's largest naked event that seeks to create environmental awareness through clean initiative such as cycling. We would like Cape Town to join in this awareness campaign.
The event is a peaceful, imaginative and fun protest against oil dependency and car culture. It is a celebration of the bicycle and also a celebration of the power and individuality of the human body. Furthermore, it is symbolic of the vulnerability of cyclists in traffic and the Naked Bike Ride Team wish to create awareness of this fact. Additionally, this cycle ride will mean Cape Town is part of the world's biggest naked protest: 50+ cities and thousands of riders participate worldwide.
This naked cycle underpins massive global issues. It is seen as a necessity in co-creating a sustainable earth to live in and a cycling culture, which addresses Cape Town's heavy reliance on cars. The Naked Bike Ride Team and approximately 200 other cyclists would like to share bare knowledge about the vulnerability of cyclist on Cape Town’s roads, stressing the need for drivers to recognise and respect people on bicycles.
Furthermore, Cape Town suffers from an embarrassingly high per capita carbon foot print. This initiative to reduce pollution is a central purpose in holding the first ever naked cycle ride in Cape Town. Other more permanent ways we can address this fact is by calling for more bicycle lanes in Cape Town and by asking Metrorail to allow bikes on the train!
The idea is to engage the public and make a statement! We paint our bodies and decorate our bikes with messages of protest or beautiful designs to complement our varied forms. Some useful slogans amongst others are:
- Curb Car Culture!
- No mess, No Fuss!
- Care for the Environment, Love your Body!
This as a poignant assertion that it is time to put a stop to the indecent exposure of people and the planet to cars and the pollution they create.
What if I don't have a bike?
BEN bikes are 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!
2011 and 2012 were massively successful rides, with about 250 people riding in various states of undress.
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 email the event coordinators - firstname.lastname@example.org