World Naked Bike Ride

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Naked people with slogans painted on them riding towards the arts centre down Swanston Street
Photograph: World Naked Bike Ride

Time Out says

Ride through the city in the buff... along with hundreds of other riders

This summer, World Naked Bike Ride returns in full force as packs of nude bike riders descend upon the city. On Sunday, March 15 hundreds of cyclists in varying states of undress will take to the streets of Melbourne for a leisurely ride around Melbourne.

The event has two main aims: to encourage motorists to take more notice of cyclists to improve road safety and to de-sexualise nude bodies and promote body positivity. It's free to attend but donations are appreciated as the event is entirely volunteer run.

Riders can strip off as much or as little as they like, though shoes are recommended – if you've ever pedalled somewhere barefoot you'll understand why. Helmets are non-negotiable of course and sunscreen is very much recommended unless you'd like you bits to be burned. Riders are also encouraged to bring body paint (to splash some fun art and slogans on your flesh canvas) and a bathers (just in case you need to leave the ride and don't want to terrify the general public). 

The meeting place to begin the ride will not be made public ahead of the event, which organisers say is due to traffic management issues in past events. After the ride participants will arrive back at the meeting point for a picnic and party.

The location of the ride will be revealed on the day – follow the Facebook page to be notified. 


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