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Ferry Building | The Embarcadero and Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled
It’s that time to tune up those bikes and toss those riding duds in the wash, you won’t need them for the 11th Annual 2020 So-Hemi World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco. It’s the second of five WNBRs for the 2020 bike naking season and typically one of the two larger WNBRs of the year.
Each year, the turnout is getting larger and larger, riding bare through the streets of the city. So on Saturday, March 14, 2020 bring your bikes to Ferry Building near Market Street & the Embarcadero Blvd.
11th Annual World Naked Bike Ride
Southern Hemisphere Ride
Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 11 am to 4 pm
Meet northwest of the Ferry Building, between the Farmer’s Market and the Starbucks west of the Ferry Building. Begin gathering at 11 am in the open area along the pier. Please gather as close to the railing and avoid blocking pedestrian traffic on the Embarcadero and also those exiting the Ferry Building. You will have time to do body/face paint and reacquaint yourselves. Bring body paints, watercolors and markers to apply slogans and designs to each other and adorn your bikes with signs. Meet with old and new friends.
This ride is part of a global protest taking place today in many cities throughout Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and other cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Tens of thousands of naked bike riders are protesting the global dependency of the society and economies at the hands of the oil cartels. To emphasize the harm this dependency causes to the environment, businesses and social lives. Nobody is unaffected. Endorse more bike riding and the nudity expresses the vulnerability to these matters. It also draws attention to the cause.
The route will take you through many popular spots in the city such as Fisherman’s Wharf, the Marina, Lombard, North Beach, along Embarcadero, the Civic Center, the Haight, and the Castro. You say you can’t make it to the start on time? Don’t worry, it’s a “Do It Yourself” ride. Join anytime you find the ride along the route and feel free to leave when you must. It’s great fun and an event you shouldn’t miss. Tell all your bike, tech savvy and environmentally concerned friends to join us. It’s ride as bare as you dare for the 11th Annual 2020 So-Hemi World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco.
Not into biking? Skates, skateboards and even unicyclists have ridden along with them in the past.
While it is a “naked” bike ride, all are welcome. It’s ride as bare as you dare. That is, body paint, rubber latex, bikinis, topless, lingerie, bubble pack, or whatever costume you are comfortable riding with. And we have already had over a dozen WNBRs while under cloud of the city anti-nudity ordinance, with NO citations or complaints. However, it’s best to have a sarong, a beach wrap or shorts ready for quick cover up.
This WNBR will focus on our continued world wide protest of the domination and dependency of big oil, our need for continued renewable energy and technological advances to better our planet. And now more than ever, to protest the Trump Administration whose very goals are to benefit big oil, clean coal (?) and put the environment at greater risk than ever.
Why are there so many “World Naked Bike Ride Days?” There are several “World Naked Bike Rides” throughout the year. The Northern Hemisphere Ride is generally in June and the Southern Hemisphere Ride is generally in March, but there are a few minor naked bike rides throughout the year. The June ride is the biggest.
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