World Naked Bike Ride: Earth Day 2019 Edition | SF
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Ferry Building | The Embarcadero and Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
It’s time to tune up those bikes and toss those riding duds in the wash; you won’t need them for the World Naked Bike Ride: Earth Day Edition in San Francisco on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11 am.
It’s the third WNBR of the year, in conjunction with Earth Day and the ninth anniversary of the British Petroleum Deep Horizon explosion and Macondo Well oil spill disaster, the worst oil spill in history that occurred on April 20, 2010. Ironically, it’s also environmentalist John Muir’s birthday.
Meet at 11 am at the northwest corner outside of the Ferry Building, between the Farmer’s Market and Starbucks. The group will have time to gather and renew old acquaintances as well as help initiate new riders. Also slogans and signs can be finalized with body paint and markers. The ride is scheduled to start just after noon.
2019 Ride Route
The ride will focus on downtown area including SoMa, the Embarcadero, and most flat areas along the Financial District. Then, they will go down to Fisherman’s Wharf and back toward the Earth Day Festival in the Mission on Valencia Street where they will pass by its outer edges before ending the ride in the Castro.
How naked is “naked”? And what about that nudity ban?
You decide how much to bare; you can go all out in the joy of sun clad nakedness, go topless, wear bikinis, body paint or latex, leotard or lingerie, tuxedos, or whatever you feel like. For this ride, however, since an oil spill is the target of their angst, an appropriate statement can be made to mimic spilled oil. Nude riders can use black body paint splattered or coated. And FYI, all WNBRs have challenged the new SF anti-nudity ordinance with no citations.
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