This page has information which was removed from the main page but still may be of interest to people participating in the ride.
- 2007 Seattle Critical Mass The last Friday of each month. Critical Mass is a global non-authoritarian movement of celebration, street reclamation and demonstration. Critical Mass is a rolling free speech stage and playground. Each ride is unique, each ride is your stage.
- Jul 14, 2007 WNBR Seattle 2007 (4th Annual)
- Jul 28, 2007 Sat. NEW!! Jaybird Run 2nd Annual Free-spirited ensemble of the Seafair Torchlight Run
- Jul 29, 2007 Sun. NEW!! 2nd Annual Potluck/BBQ Social with the Magnuson Beach Bares and NAC
- Aug 11, 2007 (Sat) NEW!! Hemp Ride - Bodypainted/costumed ride to support Industrial Hemp at the new Sustainability Arts Festival (E-mail me to get put on the announcement list)
- Late October NEW!! Naked Pumpkin Run Seattle, 2nd Annual
- July 2005 Independence from Oil Day Parade (Never repeated)
- May 16, 2007 Ride Of Silence (see news item in The Stranger) Meet at Gas Works Park Leaves at 7 PM (12 mile ride)
- May 14-18, 2007 Bike-to-Work Week
- May 18, 2007 Bike-to-Work Day on Friday
- Jun 16, 2007 Solstice Cyclists (16th Annual) See also Solstice Cyclists Wikipedia article
- Jun 24, 2007 Body Pride Ride (3rd Annual) BPR = beeper.
- Jun 30, 2007 WNBR Seattle Nigth Ride (1st)
- See Biketivism.org for more event listings.
- See Naked Wikia's Pacific Northwest Calendar for body-positive event listings.
Meeting #3 being planned....
Eco and Cruelty-free compliance
Many festivals are going green and cruelty free , , . WNBR Seattle is produced by The Organic Living Party/Work Less Party USA and strives to join the ranks of others as an eco- and animal -friendly event:
- Many of our foods offered are vegan and have organic, non-GMO ingredients
- Our bodypainting tents are made out of Tam Vong and Tonkin bamboo, strung together with jute twine. Franz's tent utilizes bases made out of recycled vegetable containers, discarded construction materials, thatching, Body Painting sign made with recycled cardboard product.
- Many of our paints are reused from past bodypainting events. We reuse discarded plastic tubs and cups for mixing paints, we reuse old dropclothes.
- We hope to begin using ethanol or biodiesel in our generators. We are also looking at going solar in 2008.
- We are advocating cycling, one of the most environmentally friendly and efficient personal transportation solutions ever created.
- We advocate clothing-free recreation, staying clear from unnecessary clothing and consumption.
- We advocate urban and local cultural events, cutting down on unnecessary energy to go to far away places to enjoy body-positive art events (like Burning Man, which is held in the middle of a desert).
- Our policy for our events is "Leave No Trace - Pack it In, Pack it Out".
- We select paper that has a high recycled paper content for our flyers, many of which are handed out by people walking on foot or bicycle.
- Our 2007 flyers were printed with soy-based inks on leftover stock paper at a local press.
Have any more suggestions for us? Please let us know. Fill out the form on the main WNBR page and drop us a comment (be sure to select Seattle from the drop down menu)
How to avoid trouble
Have fun, be enthustiastic, be safe, and WNBR's message will speak for itself. Here are some guidelines for people who need clarfication on expectations of behavior and safety during the event:
- Don't be an idiot. Use common sense. Remember all those lessons that you picked up in grade school about appropriate social conduct.
- Follow the golden rule. Treat others as you want to be treated.
- Bicycle safely and be polite and exercise caution around any people. Do not bicycle near anybody laying on the beach. Be vocal and polite when passing. Always keep a respectable and responsible distance from people for safety and for personal comfort levels.
- With regard to videotaping or photographying our event, please read our photography and videography policy.
- Do not be "obscene". Nude is not lewd - mind your manners! Humans are sexual beings, but being naked is not an indication or an invitation for overt sexual behavior.
- Nudity is not forced on anybody. You decide what you are comfortable with.
- Respect the diversity of many different body types, and refrain from ogling.
- Realize that although we are naked, many people consider that penises, vaginas, breasts and butts are still very personal spaces. Do not bring them up as a topic of conversation with somebody you do not know. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Respect peoples' bodies and their personal space. Sexual harassment, creepy or predatory behavior or abusive language will not be tolerated and we will either ask you to leave or we will summon the police.
While there is nothing in the Seattle Municipal Code about nudity and expectations of behavior, Washington State does have a law protecting against "obscene" behavior while being fully or partially naked. This law is intended to protect citizens against unwanted lewd behavior. RCW 9A.88.010 on Indecent exposure states "(1) A person is guilty of indecent exposure if he or she intentionally makes any open and obscene exposure of his or her person or the person of another knowing that such conduct is likely to cause reasonable affront or alarm. The act of breastfeeding or expressing breast milk is not indecent exposure." The severity goes up substaintially when an offense is made against young children.