What is the 'World naked bike ride'?
A nudist bike ride that was created to protest against the world's dependence on oil sources
Over the years, the World Naked Bike Ride has become one of the most famous naturist events in the world. It is not only about going on a nudist bike ride but above all it is about protesting against the world's dependence on oil sources. It started almost 20 years ago, this event is now more and more followed and meets a varied public, sometimes far from the traditional naturists.
An event organized since 2001
If the beginnings of the organization of the World Naked Bike Ride are a bit vague, we find the first trace in 2001. It is at this date that Coordinadora de Colectivos Ciclonudistas of Aragon, a naturist association located in Spain, called the cyclo-naturists of the whole world to demonstrate by bike in all the cities of the world in June.
Since then, the WNBR has been held almost every year in hundreds of cities in many countries. In 2007, however, the one in Paris was banned by the prefecture and several people were arrested when they decided to defy the ban. But in the majority of cases, the race goes on without any problem.
A protest in the form of a bike ride
When it was created, the WNBR was an international event to protest against the increasing development of urban traffic in many countries. Today, the reasons for participants to get on their bikes haven’t changed much.
Naturists still want to motivate the population to become less dependent on motorized solutions and to abandon the dependence on oil sources, which are harmful to the environment. Their speech makes now more and more sense among all the age groups as the challenges related to the environment become more urgent.
An event followed all around the world
The World Naked Bike Ride is one of the most followed naturist events in the world. We find participants in about thirty countries, spread out in about one hundred cities. This demonstration is always strictly framed but gathers more and more followers each year.
Today, many organizers are trying to extend this popularity internationally by soliciting press articles or releases. The reputation of the event on social networks is also well established