June is full of some pretty crazy, silly and bizzare holidays, and this month’s celebration falls into all three categories. Get ready to hold on to your handlebars and be sure to steady yourself as we ride into June’s first month long celebration with the 18th annual World Naked Bike Ride Month! Yikes, that’s gotta hurt, right?
According to worldnakedbikeride.org cities around the world are going to show their support for this unique holiday by choosing to ride naked through 70 cities and 20 countries around the world celebrating cycling and body positivity.
The idea behind (no pun intended) this month’s celebration is actually a protest against the car culture and dependence on oil, and showing their way of demonstrating just how vulnerable cyclists are on the road.
Organizers of this event also want to encourage all riders to attend for their own reasons by writing their personal messages on their bare backs.
World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) whose dress code motto is “bare as you dare” is an international clothing optional bike ride, and according to their organization “full or partial nudity is encouraged but not mandatory.”
Over the years this event has evolved into one big creative party festival, with artists, musicians, and cyclists all gathering together as part of the pre and post ride planning (and partying), including body painting, bike decorating, costume contests, fun, food and photos.
Understandably this holiday is not for the faint of heart, but if you feel the urge to break through and take a ride on the wild side for your cause, you can check out the dates and locations of where an event may be taking place near you by clicking here.