Wnbr 2015: H Town V. Houston, Episode 1

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WNBR Houston says
Join us for the fifth annual Houston edition of World Naked* Bike Ride! If you can't make it on the 13th, perhaps you can ride the following week: https://www.facebook.com/events/438620566289650/

13 June is the day of the official Northern Hemisphere ride. Houston has never had 100 riders for a single WNBR, but this year we're confident that we'll break the century mark.

In 2015, we ride to represent H-Town!
H-Town may mean "Houston,"
H-Town may share territory with Houston,
But H-Town IS NOT Houston.

H-Town is cool, funky, counter-cultural. H-Town rides bikes. H-Town produces and consumes noise music and indy hip-hop. H-Town cries when overpriced yuppie lofts are planted where a brick fourplex used to stand.

Houston eventually demolishes and paves over everything cool, funky, and counter-cultural in its path, all in the name of the developers and oil barons who run the place.

Along the way, we'll have a special ritual in memory of some landmarks we've lost in the last few years, places that truly brought the funk.

OK, we can thank Houston and Mayor Parker for the Complete Streets and Transportation Plan (http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/docs_pdfs/Exec_Order_Complete_Streets.pdf). We can thank them for reaching out to the cycling community, including Critical Mass, and for putting a bikeway on Lamar Street downtown. But none of this would have happened if H-Town hadn't agitated for it!

This group is keeping the name "WNBR Houston" only so people can find it.

Tentative Route:
Start and finish at Super Happy Fun Land, with stops in Eastwood, Museum District, Montrose, and Downtown.

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* Naked = Bare As You Dare. We know the law in Houston, and we know Houston law enforcement. Knock on wood, in the previous four years HPD has only told us to keep our loins covered.

Sec. 28-18. Public nudity
It shall be unlawful for any person to appear on any public street, sidewalk, alley, or other public thoroughfare, in or such close proximity thereto, as to be observed by the public traveling on such street, sidewalk, or other public thoroughfare, in a state of complete nudity, or in such a manner of dress or of undress in a manner which exposes to the public view such person's genitalia and/or buttocks, and in the case of a female, the female breasts.
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