Cycling Apparel for the Eco Sexy Biker… Go Naked

Want to be a green cyclist? Forget the cycling apparel and go naked! That’s what thousands of riders around the world did on this last Saturday as cycling activists in the 7th Annual World Naked Bike Ride.

Image Credit: edugreen Cycling apparel not needed for the 7th annual World Naked Bike Ride
Cycling apparel not needed for 7th annual World Naked Bike Ride

People from around the world took their cycling apparel off or left it at home on Saturday, June 12th in an effort to bring more attention to what is perhaps the greenest, cleanest transportation option in the world. These sexy eco cyclists (ok, maybe not all of them were so sexy) went above and beyond bicycling for transportation purposes and hopefully it will encourage more people to get on their bikes (with or without cycling apparel) more often.

Bicycling is one of the best things you can do to address climate change, reduce other harmful pollution, save money (especially if you forget the cycling apparel), and improve your health.

The World Naked Bike Ride, created by Vancouver-based activist Conrad Schmidt in 2004, is “the most exhilarating cycling experience since taking off your training wheels,” Schmidt says. If you missed this year’s ride but are interested in participating next year, here is contact information for some of this year’s participants:

Canadian cities:
Drumheller:  worldnakedbikeridedrumheller@gmail.com
Hallifax:  nakedhalifax@gmail.com
Montreal:http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Montreal
Ottawa:  wnbr.mmvn_ottawa@yahoo.ca
Victoria:  cordelia.h@telus.net
Vancouver:  Jessica Mason-Paull <touchmeirock@gmail.com>

German cities:
Munich:  alex@isar-nacktradeln.de

Greece:
Thessaloniki:  http://www.worldnakedbikeride.gr/

Hungary:
Budapest: wnbr.budapestkukac@gmail.com.

Italy
Torino:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Torino

Mexico
Mexico City:  mexico@worldnakedbikeride.org

Netherlands
Wageningen-Arnhem:  http://www.happyjmawageningen.nl/

Spain
A Coruna:  http://www.ciclonudista.net/
Barcelo:  http://www.ciclonudista.net/
Cordoba:  http://www.ciclonudista.net/
Madrid:  http://www.ciclonudista.net/
Murcia:  http://www.ciclonudista.net/
Valladolid:  http://www.ciclonudista.net/
Zaragoza:  http://www.ciclonudista.net/

UK
Brighton & Hove:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Brighton_%26_Hove
Bristol:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Bristol
Cardiff (Caerdydd):  sharon.basson@googlemail.com
Edinburgh:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Edinburgh
London:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=London
Manchester:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Manchester
Sheffield:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Sheffield
Southampton:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Southampton
York:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=York

USA

Albany, New York:  CapitalDistrictWNBR@nycap.rr.com
New York City:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=New_York_City
Albuquerque:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Albuquerque/Santa_Fe
Bellingham:  509.679.4194
Berkley:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Berkeley
Burlington:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Burlington
Chicago:  Andrew Bedno <andrew@bedno.com>
Columbus:  worldnakedbikeridecbus@gmail.com
Eugene:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Eugene
Los Angeles:  insemillation@gmail.com
Madison:  madisonnakedbikeride@yahoo.com
Miami:  gwizmimz717@gmail.com
Montpelier:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Montpelier
New Orleans:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=New_Orleans
Philadelphia:  info@phillynakedbikeride.org
Portland:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Portland
Saint Louis:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Saint_Louis
San Diego:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=San_Diego
San Francisco:  http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=San_Francisco
Seattle:  (206) 369 – 2661

For more information, you can also visit www.worldnakedbikeride.org

Additionally, if you are a bike enthusiast (whether you like doing it with or without your cycling apparel on) and want to follow more great biking revolution news of this sort, you might be interested in joining the Biking Revolution of Love & Freedom facebook group.

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