Date: 2021 TBC: Looking for organizers for 2021, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: ?, Albuquerque
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Location: ?, Albuquerque
What's this all about"
The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an annual event that draws attention to the absurdity of oil 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 sub-sidise/bail-out the car industry. They call such follies progress...but this is progress towards disaster.
The catastrophic effects of climate change are already a tragic global reality and the soaring price of oil a major contributing factor to devastating economic crises worldwide. As the United States faces its largest ever environmental disaster due to “Deep Horizon”, we demand practical changes to help reduce the ordinary citizen’s dependency on oil by making cycling a safer, sensible alternative to car travel.
WNBR is an international movement, with rides taking place in 24 cities across the United States and in over 70 cities in 20 countries 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.
What WNBR NM wants:
- Safer Streets for pedestrians and cyclists
- More two way cycle lanes
- Cycle only zones in our cities
- Expanded and better connected Multi-use trails
- Promote Green Energy
- Support Sustainable Transport
Do I Really Have to get NAKED?
No! World Naked Bike Ride Policy is to go as "Bare as you Dare". NM Law requires only the frontal genitals below the waist of both sexes be covered(i.e., penis, vagina, vulva, and pubic mound just to the north). Both breast and buttocks of Males AND Females can be legally exposed. So within the limit of the law, we offer the opportunity for participants to go as "Bare as YOU Dare". But if you’re shy, shorts, swimwear, crop tops, body paint or masks are all fine. It’s “bare as you dare” within the law and no one will pressure you to take off more clothes than you want to. A perfect body is not required either… we come in all shapes. Most of us have "Walmart" bodies, not "Playboy" bodies. We want this to be a positive, fun, non-violent protest that the city will want to have every year. We want to avoid hassles with the city or the local police. We want their support, not their suppression!
- Already in 2010, riders from Albuquerque had been invited to join the first WNBR at Santa Fe.