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World Naked Bike Ride – nature friendly transportation

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Perhaps, in the end, we are not what we wear. After all, what is more freeing than being naked? Probably being naked on a bicycle. I don’t know because I haven’t tried it – YET. But this sure makes it look tempting. And I can’t think of a better way to peacefully and positively express our support of a nature-friendly mode of transportation.

“A peaceful, imaginative and fun protest against oil dependency and car culture. A celebration of the bicycle and also a celebration of the power and individuality of the human body. A symbol of the vulnerability of the cyclist in traffic. The world’s biggest naked protest: 50+ cities and thousands of riders participate worldwide, including around 2,000 in the UK in 2008.” This year’s rides will take place between June 12 – 14th. Visit for more info. – and photos!

I was looking at this with a friend yesterday and we were wondering just how many people we could get to join us on a naked ride through Carrboro…we decided that if there were at least 25 people, we could find the verve to take it all off …..then I read the part on the web site where it said this year’s event in the UK expected thousands of riders. THOUSANDS!?!?

Let’s get the U.S. up to speed and get naked. Start organizing in your town. I’m going to!


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