"BARE as you dare" "Less gas, More ass!"
Save the Date: JULY 20th
The World Naked Bike Ride is a world wide protest event in over 75 cities each year - including Boston! We are a protest ride against • cyclist vulnerabilities on the roadway • oil dependence and • body shaming.
We plan our rides for about ten miles through city streets. We keep a slow pace designed to keep the ride in one group. It usually takes two to three hours to complete the ride. Throughout the ride you can expect to be cheered on by delighted bystanders. We also enjoy this unique opportunity to remind drivers just how much fun people on bicycles have!
In so many bicycle involved car crashes each year, drivers often say "I never saw him". People stop and look when someone rides a bike naked. We ask "do you see me now?" Cyclists are "naked in traffic" even when clothed. We have no metal cage or airbags separating us from trucks or pavement. We ask the drivers we share the road with to remember this the next time they pass someone on a bike little too close or roll a stop sign.
The WNBR uses body paint to help spread the word for our causes. Beginning in 2016, we started having an indoor party prior to the ride where riders can disrobe or body paint in a safe, accepting space. We don't allow media in this space and ask other riders to refrain from camera use as well. Take this opportunity to get comfortable in your skin. Free the artist inside by applying paint on the outside. Cover your skin with the slogan that best speaks your cause.
Our riders safety is our first concern. Please bring a bicycle in good working condition. Check your tires, brakes, and driveline for proper operation before joining a naked bike ride. Have your favorite bike shop look over your bicycle so you are not sidelined by a flat tire or broken chain. We also strongly suggest helmets and shoes for all participants. Headlights, battery powered light strings, and glow sticks help make sure you are visible when the sun goes down.
Everyone rides for a different reason, what’s yours?!
We ride to support bicycle infrastructure and the safety of other vulnerable road users by being highly visible... and noticed! "Do you see me now?"
We ride to support equality and the freedom to be yourself. All shapes, sizes, colors, classes, genders and sexualities are welcome, free from judgment and oppression! “Every body is beautiful!”
We ride to support clean air and protest oil dependence. "Stop indecent exposure to car exhaust!" "Less gas more ass!"
No need to complicate it, it's just fun to ride a bike naked! Really! “Get on your bikes and ride!”
There is no registration unless you want to volunteer in advance. Just bring a bike and a bag for your belongings. We do not return to the start, so bring your stuff with you on the ride. We will announce the starting location within the week prior to the ride. The pre-ride party starts about two hours before the ride. Donations are welcome and appreciated at the door. Your donations help up promote the ride and reserve a safe place to body paint before the ride as well as run this website .
Come celebrate Boston's tenth annual WNBR, July 20th, 2019!
Help us make the biggest ride Boston has seen!