The World Naked Bike Ride is a once-a-year lighthearted protest or demonstration that is held in approximately 80 cities around the world. This clothing-optional bike ride aims to:-
* Highlight the vulnerability of cyclists to motorists who appear blind to our presence. Too many cyclists are killed or injured on our roads by car drivers who claim that they did not see the cyclists. New Zealand has a shameful record when it comes to cycling deaths and injuries on our roads. We say to the car drivers, if we ride naked, can you see us now?
* Promote cycling as an alternative to a car culture. The planet that we live on is just as vulnerable as our naked riders due to a society that over promotes car use. Ditch your car, grab a bike, and do your health and the environment a big favour!
* Encourage a positive body image for all, improving mental health. Too many people of all genders and ages are unhappy with their bodies. The beauty and fashion industries, glossy magazines and social media, dieting and fitness industries, all depend for their profits on convincing people that their bodies don't match their impossible ideals! The result is that many people suffer depression and poor self-worth because they don't like how their body looks. We encourage all to come along “as bare as you dare” and be happy with your body! You are beautiful just the way you are!
It’s also fun and free!
All the information you need is on our website.