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Last year's theme was "in the interest of justice", after the City of Seattle has dropped charges against a naked cyclist event in 2010. 2009's theme was '''Abundance'''. Currently, WNBR Seattle is planning on its 2011 ride season.
 
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*Check the [http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Seattle_Timeline '''Seattle Timeline'''] for both past and future event info, ride dates and times, etc.  
  

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WNBR Seattle 2011 Promo image by Daniel Johnson, photo by Marc Martin.

Welcome to Seattle's World Naked Bike Ride wiki pages!

"World Naked Bike Ride celebrates a future of human-powered transport and healthy, clean, green walkable cities with simple, grassroots naked bike rides all over the world. As the vessel of this revolution, we highlight the beauty, power and individuality of the naked human body with an aim of promoting body-positive values, self-awareness, simple healthy living and independence from consumerist, toxic, oil-dependent and car culture paradigms that are killing us." – Daniel Johnson, WNBR Seattle Team

First time? Visit the the WNBR wiki website which has the most info on our international event. Our main, splashy promotional WNBR Seattle website is WNBRseattle.org. See you at our upcoming events! NEW! A collaborative effort is underway to write a Wikipedia article on World Naked Bike Ride Seattle.

Contents

Upcoming events

UPDATE! Visit NakedCyclists.org for a calendar of PNW Naked Cycling events, including WNBR Seattle!

2011 marks the eighth year (since 2004) that Seattle will be staging WNBR events.

Looking for info on previous rides? Check out the Seattle archive page for a general history of WNBR Seattle and ride reports.
We also have a page of Press and media coverage and video and photography.

Last year's theme was "in the interest of justice", after the City of Seattle has dropped charges against a naked cyclist event in 2010. 2009's theme was Abundance. Currently, WNBR Seattle is planning on its 2011 ride season.

Seattle Timeline

  • Check the Seattle Timeline for both past and future event info, ride dates and times, etc.

Confirmed

The following Seattle rides are at least 90 - 95% certain to take place and are considered confirmed:

Aug 6, Sat. Night - Cyclonudista Luminata - WNBR Seattle Night Ride

WNBR Seattle Night Ride 2011 Flyer

Razzle Dazzle: Be Safe + Be Visible with your DIY mutant costumes musical instruments + noisemakers kustom bikes + psychedelic lights (LIGHTS VERY IMPORTANT FOR SAFETY)!

Be Creative!

Our WNBR Seattle Night Ride: Cyclonudista Luminata is scheduled for Sat, August 6, 2011. Pre-ride Party from 8:30 - 10 PM. Ride starts around 10 PM.

UPDATE: Check out our latest WNBR Seattle Night Ride - Cyclonudista Luminata YouTube Video!

NEW START LOCATION! For the first time ever we will have an indoor location for our Pre-Ride Party. The Pre-Ride Party will be at the Fremont Arts Council Powerhouse (home of the Fremont Solstice Parade + Pageant!) 3940 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 (See Google Map) featuring body + bike art (lights!), costuming, good times with like minded artists and riders!

Route

The route will be short, focusing on the Downtown area and will cover the neighborhoods of Belltown, Pioneer Square, the Waterfront and Capitol Hill. A draft route is available here on Google Maps.

Pre-Ride activities

JOIN US FOR A RIDE DAY CLOTHING-OPTIONAL PRE-RIDE PARTY AT SECRET BEACH!

Join us for a Beach Party at Seattle's Secret Nude Beach the day of the ride (Aug 6, 2011) from 12:30 - 3 PM (bring your art bike to garner interest). Saturday is expected to be a sunny 77 degrees! Wahoo! Bring water, a snack and a towel.

PRE-RIDE ART PARTY THURSDAY NIGHT!

We are also tentatively planning a Ciclonudista Luminata Bike Art workshop at the FAC Powerhouse (see location details above) Thursday night Aug 4, 2011 from 7 - 9 PM. Come share your ideas for decorating your bike and body!

Stay tuned for more details....

Likely

Critical mAss flyer 2011
The following Seattle events and rides are considered likely to take place:

Clothing-optional beach events

WNBR + Beach socials/meetings/pre-ride preparation parties. Stay tuned.

Critical mAss Rides

Note this is not a clothing-optional ride per se, however, in recent years there has been significant clothing-free and topfree participation, especially for the monthly rides with the warmest weather.

Show your support for cyclists' rights and help us beat last year's July record for underwearing, decorated, naked + topfree participants! Do not miss this HUGE + CRAZY RIDE with hundreds of cyclists! The monthly Seattle Critical Mass Bike Rides historically have had a small but crazy group of artistic, naked, underwearing and topfree participants during warmest months to add to the massive amount of creativity and excitement Critical Mass already has in the summer!

Meet 5:30 PM at Westlake Park, Ride at 6 PM 401 Pine Street, Seattle, WA

What & Why: "on the last friday of every month in over 100 cities around the world cyclists congregate together to ride in demonstration and in celebration. critical mass has no leaders and no set agenda and people come together to ride for many different reasons. just a few of those reasons are... to assert cyclists right to the road, to promote bikes as a fun, healthy, viable alternative to cars, to build a greater sense of community, to get more folks on bikes, or simply to celebrate bike love and ride in solidarity with other like minded individuals and have some fun! overall the ride is what you make it!" (from the Seattle Critical Mass Website)

Possibly

These rides may or may not be in development and may or may not take place.:

Unlikely

These rides may not take place unless a team steps forward to organize.:

Basic info

Contact Information / Event Sign Up

Use this QR code to send people to this wiki page.

Sign up to participate and/or volunteer for the ride by filling out form on the WNBR Seattle Join page.

The best way to contact organizer Daniel Johnson and the WNBR Seattle team is via telephone:

  • (206) 369 - 2661 (mobile phone/voice mail)

Other, less effective, methods:

  • Fill out form on the WNBR Seattle join page (use the comment area and select a ride or rides from the drop down menu).
  • E-mail Daniel directly using his temporary, spam-reduction e-mail address: j0in+hefun@ WNBR sea++le d0+ 0rg (use only letter equivalents, for example use "t" instead of "+".)
  • Fill out form on the main WNBR page (use the comment area and select Seattle from the drop down menu).
  • Leave a message at his discussion page (which he doesn't check very often)

See our People page for info of our staff of volunteers and consultants.

Announcements / Discussion groups / Public meetings

WNBR Seattle has three discussion groups where you can learn about how the ride is developing and any last minute changes (there have been many in years past):

  • WNBR Seattle Yahoo! group 3 : General discussion - Ideal for people who to get all general discussion messages. A great place to bring up ideas, talk about concerns and network with others. Plan meetings, parties, and special projects. If you join this group there is no reason for you to join group 2 since this group gets announcements as well.
  • WNBR Seattle Yahoo! group 2 : Announcements only.

Public meetings are also scheduled, sometimes, biweekly. These are announced primarily on the discussion groups above.

Donations

We need your money to help make the magic happen! Please click here to go to our donations page to support our event!

Goals

Global mission

The message of WNBR focuses on promoting cycling. Find out more about the WNBR global message see the global WNBR message section

Local goals

"Reclaim our streets, our bodies, our parks, our city, our self-reliance!"

Beyond the above goals, the WNBR Seattle event focuses on the following:

  1. Community building. Have fun and express our creativity while engaging and enjoying various communities in Seattle. Celebrate both the diversity and the oneness of the human experience.
  2. Protest oil dependency and advocate renewable energy sources; the joy of cycling; sustainable, car-free transportation solutions; and walkable communities. Bicycles are BEST - Better Ecologically Sustainable Transport.
  3. Bring attention to the local safety concerns of cyclists. Help people begin to see cyclists [1] and share the road. Sharing the road does not mean cars get the lane and bikes get the gutter or car door lane! (See also ghostcycle.org)
  4. Rejoice in the power and individuality of our bodies. Promote body-positive ideals and activities. Advocate the development of free beaches in Seattle and encourage more family-friendly, clothing-optional use of community spaces.
  5. Show solidarity with other naked cycling events around the world. Many WNBR events will be riding on the same date.
  6. Generate interest in similar progressive and artistic regional events such as those organized by The City Repair Project - Village Building Convergence, Car Free Seattle, Seattle Hempfest, Fremont Arts Council, Solstice Cyclists (SolsticeCyclist.org), Seattle Critical Mass/Ass, Body Pride Ride (BPR), Naked Pumpkin Run Seattle, Green America's Green Festival Seattle, Burning Man and Regional Burning Man events.

For more info, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What to wear? Do not fear!

For details, please see our Frequently asked questions

The World Naked Bike Ride dress code is "Bare As You Dare"... How bare is that ? How dare is that ?...Its all up to you, you decide what you are comfortable with. NO ONE IS EXCLUDED OR DISCRIMINATED AGAINST based on levels of clothing, bodypaint, or anything else, for that matter!

PLEASE be creative and colorful! Bodypainting and bike decorating is highly encouraged! See the above section on creative expression and also visit our body art page.

The laws on nudity, for the most part are a bit vague, difficult and often unpopular to enforce. The principal concern of most citizens is to eliminate creepy, predatory, exploitative, destructive and abusive behavior. WNBR is a fun, inspirational, non-confrontational body-positive event with a positive message of hope. That is why the ride has been such a huge hit and so many are supportive. Just use common sense and mind your manners! Nude is not lewd!

Since most of us did not grow up in a body-positive society, many will look at you with curiosity and amusement. You will probably notice that different sections of town have different cultural reactions to nudity. Some may feel mildly intimidated because they still might have issues with their own bodies and your shameless ways are unsettling to their body-phobic world. Just be friendly and respectful and things should be fine. Remember we are all human and we all have the same parts.

"Gymnophobia (from the Greek word for nude gymnos) is the fear of being (or seeing others) naked. A gymnophobic person usually wants to prevent others from experiencing the freedom of not wearing clothes."

If you are concerned, you probably don't need to cover up much to be "legal". With the incredible transforming powers of a little body paint, liquid latex, a strategically placed sock, or a piece of duct tape you too can transform the average city streaking naked wild cyclist into "The legal city streaking naked wild cyclist". Be creative: a little imagination can change everything.

Links

Websites

YouTube

Discussion groups

  • WNBR Seattle Yahoo! group 3 : General discussion - Ideal for people who to get all general discussion messages. A great place to bring up ideas, talk about concerns and network with others. Plan meetings, parties, and special projects. If you join this group there is no reason for you to join group 2 since this group gets announcements as well.
  • WNBR Seattle Yahoo! group 2 : Announcements only.

Social Networking groups

Biketivism

  • Bikewise is a place to learn about and report bike crashes, hazards, and thefts. By sharing our experiences with each other, and with researchers and relevant agencies, we aim to make biking safer and more fun. You can help by adding your reports.
  • Car-Free Seattle see also ThinkSmall.org Resources, Tactics, and Propaganda to Subvert Automobile Dominance.
  • Seattle Critical Mass Message Board see also Seattle Critical Mass
  • Bike Works To build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. We teach young people how to fix bikes, reward them with their own set of wheels, and provide affordable bicycle services to the community.
  • Biketivism.org Biketivism and Critical Mass Resources

Social nudity

Secondary info


Organization

WNBR Seattle, Seattle Naked Pumpkin Run, Hemp Ride and Jaybird Run are productions of the Organic Living Party (OLP). OLP is, in part, a revival of the German Lebensreform movement. OLP's motto: "Participatory arts, recreation, citizen activism and play are not luxuries!"

Meetings are held to organize WNBR Seattle and are currently facilitated by Daniel Johnson, who would like to see development of an independent collective that would take over management of the event.

Community support

We appreciate all the local support and endorsements we have received! Please see a listing in the Endorsements: Seattle and Endorsements: Global wiki areas as well as links on our main Seattle page at http://WNBRseattle.org.

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