World Naked Bike Ride: 15th Anniversary | SF
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Ferry Building | The Embarcadero and Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA
You may think this is an “only in SF” event, but it’s actually in over 70 cities and 20 countries. Hundreds of people will strip down and ride bikes throughout the city as part of the 15th Annual Northern Hemisphere World Naked Bike Ride and anti-big oil protest.
World Nake Bike Ride 2018: Northern Hemisphere
Saturday June 9, 2018 | Meet at 11 am. Ride at noon.
Meet outside the Ferry Building btwn Starbucks and the Farmer’s Market
Meet at 11 am near the Ferry Building on Embarcadero in an open public area. Please remain dressed until there’s a sufficient number of riders and it’s close to the ride time.
You will have time to do body/face paint and reacquaint yourselves with old friends. Bring body paints, watercolors and markers to apply slogans and designs to each other and adorn your bikes with signs. The route will be published just before the ride.
The route will go through many popular spots in the city such as Fisherman’s Wharf, the Marina, Union Street, North Beach, along the Embarcadero, Civic Center, the Castro and possibly Ocean Beach.
Can’t make it to the start on time? Don’t worry, it’s a “Do It Yourself” ride. Join the group anytime along the route and feel free to leave when you must.
How Naked is “Naked”? While it is a “naked” bike ride, all are welcome; it’s ride as bare as you dare. Wear body paint, rubber latex, bikinis, lingerie, bubble wrap, ride topless, or whatever costume you are comfortable riding in. They have already had several naked rides while under a cloud of the oppressive anti-nudity ordinance, with zero citations or complaints. If you are still uncertain, then its best to have a sarong, a beach wrap, or shorts ready for a quick cover-up.
All types of bikes are welcome too. How about some more tandems or unicycles? Hey, get your friends with music bikes to ride too. Skaters and skateboarders have also joined past rides.
As always, the ride is in continued protest of an unsustainable energy policy in all nations around the globe. They support the innovation of alternate and improved energy technologies, the social commitment to a more sustainable energy consumption, and generally the pure fun and joy of riding naked to draw attention to these issues.
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