Date: Saturday 9 March 2013
Time: 3pm (Riders arrive at 2.30pm for body painting and organisation)
Location: Tarakohe Cement Works, Pohara, Golden Bay, New Zealand
Be sure to join us for our upcoming ride Saturday 9 March . It's lots of fun with lots of support from the community and best of all it's TOTALLY LEGAL!
Three years of more great bike rides. See the media coverage below.
Golden Bay Naked Bike Ride, 14 March 2009
Another successful ride. Thanks to all the great participants and to all those who came out to cheer them on.
Golden Bay Naked Bike Ride, 8 March 2008
Congratulations Golden Bay. We had the biggest turn out ever this year. With over 100 participants, many of them au natural, Golden Bay residents welcomed those who came from all over New Zealand and the world to uniquely express their poignant messages to preserve our fragile environment. Some came draped in costumes and some came nude. Some were fat and some were thin. Some were old and some were just born. Some rode bicycles of all makes and models, some walked barefoot. Yet we all had one thing in common: To bear witness to the impact our oil driven society is having on us and to the alternatives that could save us.
And we weren't alone. There were heaps of roadside supporters, clapping and cheering us on. One on-looker joined in and one motorist even took off her top in sympathy.
The 3 km ride has in the past been attended by the local police who have controlled traffic and acted as an escort. They also would give the obligatory speech that New Zealand law requires cyclists to wear a helmet at all times - even when otherwise totally nude. Sadly, this year they did not participate.
After the ride at the Totally Roasted Cafe in Pohara, prizes were awarded to some 15 lucky participants who competed in various quirky categories ranging from 'the squishiest bum' to 'the best posture.' 2 nights accommodation to a whole smoked salmon were just part of the winnings. Local businesses had donated all of the enviable prizes in support of our cause.
After the ride and ceremony, four riders continued to carry the message by cycling nude the 11 highway kms back to the town of Takaka.
What an enjoyable day! And the world became a little better with more of us realising that all types of people can pick up a bicycle and do a bit towards saving our environment. Biofuel from the world's food crops should go to feeding our cycling legs and not go to be wasted on transporting a couple of tons of metal down a highway.
See you next year.
Victoria Davis, Ride Co-ordinator
Paul Woodward, Avid Cyclist
- The Nelson Mail, 15 Mar 2010, Bare biking a real sea change
- dougsblog, 24 Mar 2010, WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE 2010, Golden Bay, New Zealand (Cyclonue) (includes photos)
- Chris Bennett’s Triathlon Blog, 14 Mar 2010, World Naked Bike Ride Day: The (semi) Naked Triathlete
- Stuff.co.nz, 10 Mar 2008:"Record numbers bare all for bike ride - Golden Bay's World Naked Bike Ride has become a tourist attraction."
- Golden Bay Weekly 14 Mar 2008: "Naked ride highlights road safety and peak oil issues"
- Buffy's Beaches #63 April 2008: "WNBR 2008 - World Famous in Takaka"
- Posted on Bicycle Culture, taken from stuff.co.nz: Nelson Mail, 12 Mar 2007: "Naked cyclists decry a bum rap")
- Newswire.co.nz, 12 Mar 2006: "Nude Bike Ride Not Illegal"
- Nelson Mail 15 Mar 2006: "Mayor derided for comments"
- Motueka Golden Bay News 16 Mar 2006: "Nude Cyclists Take Safety Issue to Heart"
- Nelson Mail 16 Mar 2006: "Cyclists bare all for cause"
Links No Longer Available:
- Radio New Zealand, 12 Mar 2006: "Nelson police unfazed by nude bike ride"
- Stuff.co.nz, 10 Mar 2006: "Police must arrest nude riders, says mayor"
More Photos 2005-2008
See WNBR Golden Bay
- WNBR Golden Bay (this website is maintained by the WNBR Golden Bay) - includes photos of previous rides in Golden Bay
- WNBR Golden Bay (alternative website on the main WNBR site but not presently maintained)
None at this time