World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne

March, 2019

16Mar12:00 pm11:59 pmWorld Naked Bike Ride MelbourneDare to bare all in the inner city of MelbourneMelbourneState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:FlatDistance:1-40 kmType Ride:Recreational

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Ride Details

Dare to bare all in the World Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne in a way that motorists will not miss!

The World Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne is a naked ride that is held in Melbourne, riding through the CBD and surrounding areas.

The purpose for riding naked is to highlight the visibility or the distraction of motorists, who appear to be unable to see cyclists when wearing clothing. They are also protesting against the transport powered by non-sustainable forms of energy, and promoting positive body image to one and all.

The event itself is a free event (donations welcome) and is available to all people of all ages, both young and old.  The World Naked Bike Ride is a global event with similar events happening throughout the world.

The amount of clothing that you do (or don’t wear) is up to you. You must wear a helmet, and nearly everyone wears shoes. You must also ride with some clothing to put on ‘just in case’.  The ride organisers don’t say that the event is illegal, but they also don’t say that it is legal. They say that Police have been supportive and that there have been no arrests since the ride first started in 2006.

Because of the crowds this event draws and the subsequent traffic management issues, the route is not made public to participants until the day of the ride. The ride starts and finishes at a bar in North Melbourne, near the Macaulay Train station which is on the Upfield Train line.

At this time of year, the weather in Melbourne is in the last days of Summer and early Autumn.  The temperature range from between  10 to 25 degrees, and with this event being held in the afternoon, it should be warm enough to be comfortably naked. The chance of rain is minimal and would only be a drizzle at best.

This is a unique event that is growing in popularity (and not just for cyclists but for the crowds who turn up to watch).

You’ll find other cycling events, like the World Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.

Is this ride on your bucket list? Why not create an online Bucket List and keep track of rides you really want to do.

Enjoy!

 

Dare to bare all in the World Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne in a way that motorists will not miss!

Date

16 March - 16 March

Location

Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne

Full Registration Price

Free

Extra Information

  • Plastic bag and cable ties
  • Donations are welcome

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