Naked cyclist demonstration in Spain - Manifestación ciclonudista en España
Above image courtesy of Manifestación Ciclonudista
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Above image courtesy of Manifestación Ciclonudista, from ride in 2002.
The 12 June 2003 event was the third naked cyclist demonstration. 250 people were said to have demonstrated.
Indymedia UK: "Naked cyclist demonstration in Spain - Manifestación ciclonudista en España" Story dated 17 June 2003
Public and international call to action (spanish/english):
Ciclonudista de Zaragoza:
from the site:
This is the third time this demonstration takes place. Due to the success of the past two gatherings (2001 and 2002) this year we want to go further: we have decided to spread our call worldwide. We invite everyone to join in (twenty people is enough to do it!).
We'll cycle with no clothes on through the centre of Zaragoza as the last two times. This the first time we announce it beforehand. It's a defiance to the established power and a bet for civil disobedience.
Stop the dependence on oil! Down with the pollution! Down with textile industry!
Naked in front of traffic against the oil and car dictatorship and its wars. Reclaim the streets for the people.
This event will take place on Thursday the 12th of June , and we suggest you to do it in your own city on the same date or as near as possible. Its fun and generates social debate.
It's a call of the "Coordinadora de Colectivos Ciclonudistas de Aragón (C.C.C.)", that is part of Fucking Clothes World Association.
For more info e-mail email@example.com (organizer)
More photos (13) by Quique posted at Indymedia ACP (Madrid):
"Más fotos de la marcha ciclonudista en Zaragoza" 13 June 2003
And more photos (12) posted at Indymedia ACP (Madrid):
2001 & 2002 event: [no info collected yet]
Vancouver, British Columbia:
Artists Against War / Artists for Peace / Work Less Party
This group have organized four successful naked bike rides in Vancouver, B.C. in 2003 and have also staged some other naked protests.
57 men and women get naked in Downtown Vancouver's Sunset Beach to promote peace on February 23, 2003. Organized by Artists against War / Artists for Peace.
United States (USA)
Some of the Nekkid Bicyclists in the 2001 Fremont Summer Solstice Parade. Pictures above appear courtesy of Gary David Yngve. Visit his site at http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/gyngve/ for the original versions of these images and for more 2001 Solstice Parade pictures.
An artist produced this painting to invite the community of Seattle to mock the looming threat of police arrests of naked participants, including the Nekkid Bicyclists, during the 2001 Fremont Summer Solstice Parade. Pictures above appear courtesy of Gary David Yngve. Visit his site at http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/gyngve/ for the original versions of these images and for more 2001 Solstice Parade pictures.
From 2003 Parade. Photo above by JC. Click on image for larger view
Below, Nekkid Bicyclists at the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade in Seattle. Year and origin of photo unknown. Click on image to view at larger size.
Cyclist of the Summer Solstice Parade
The 100 naked person ride was at the end of bike summer 2002.
Bend, Eugene, & Portland (Oregon)
Terri Sue Webb:
Terri Sue Webb "Began, once again, to ride top-free during Critical Mass. Early on I was threatened w/ arrest if I did not put shirt on in public park, but in other instances it was overlooked. Went for first nude bike ride, was stopped by police and held overnight for psych. evaluation. .... The day following release there was a festival downtown. I stopped to listen to some music, took off my shirt, hopped on my bike and headed home. Police, familiar from the day before, stopped me and asked how everything had gone in the hospital, and why did I have my shirt off? "we're not taking you anywhere today" they said. I said the shirt was uncomfortable, they said fine just don't distract anybody, that might be cause for "disorderly conduct", but we've been watching you and you're not doing that. So I was on my way and quite pleased! I felt that nude bicycle riding was a beneficial and rewarding experience, and it seemed this would now be condoned by police, so it was with this attitude that I ventured out on more rides, all successful w/o police intervention until my arrest on July 18." Summer 2001. [source: Terri Webb]
Terri Sue Webb "Sept. 11th, 2001 bike ride observed and reported to newspaper, beginning of publicity." [source: Terri Webb]
Nudity and the Law in Austin, TX
Naked riders during a Chicago Critical Mass ride, fresh off of I-290, one of the biggest interstate expy's in the city.
Check out this year's WNBR Chicago ride.
New York City, New York
Black Rock City (The Burning Man Project), Nevada
On Sunday, June 17, 2001, forty skaters gathered in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park for a nude inline skating photography session organized by San Francisco skater Sandy Snakenberg and photographer Jack Gescheidt. The purpose of the event was to capture on film the joy and purity of form inherent in skating.
Sandy's Naked Skating page
That page links to other press coverage, QT movies, and more pictures
Nudes in the News: "Skating With No Tan Lines" with Kathie Fry
Describes nude skates organized by Sandy Snakenberg and others
Nude and Natural Vol 21.3: Spring 2002. "San Francisco's Nude Skate Dude: How a naked roller put body freedom on wheels".
Naked Skating Photo Gallery - A Collection of Photos and Articles About Naked Skating
Check out the bicycling event, Radtour 2001 from June 14, 2001. The following stills come from the film "Radtour-Classics 2001: Nackt-Radtour in und um Karlsruhe am 14. 6. 2001", a film by Karl-Heinz Kreuter, 45 min, Germany, 2001
Information about this event (in German / Auf Deutsch) can be found at Wald-FKK:
There are some individuals who have gone without clothes in organized efforts and have had some public relations successes. Some web sites exist below for these people.
Public nudity is tolerated more in Germany than most other countries. There are many free beaches and even a few clothing-optional public parks in the middle of major cities.
site for activist Peter Niehenke in Germany (in German/auf Deutsch)
The United Kingdom (UK):
Activist Richard Collins:
started regularly cycling nude through Cambridge in June 2002.
I continued throughout 2003 and was in Anglia TV's 'Table Talk'
I've done well over 500 miles nude on roads, country lanes and footpaths
Richard, who lives in Hardwick, Cambridge has been arrested numerous times and released. Richard says: "My outings are NOT protests as such but 'activities'. Simply me having fun! And exercising my right to nude freedom!"
Robbert Broeskstra (now deceased) was involved in a group called "Friends of Nature". The would often go for naked excursions on public lands, sometimes in urban areas, often taking pictures.
See the book "Robbert Broeskstra's Nude World, 1997" and also "Naked Travels 1", by Charles MacFarland (see picture below)
Publicity photo from Naked Travels 1 (1998) courtesy of Charles MacFarland / Synetech Video (synetechvideo.com). Address is Synetech Video Co, PO Box 1137, Glastonbury, CT 06033 USA. The toll free number is 1 (877)-NUDE-LIFE which is 1 (877) - 683-3543.
The first annual Sydney Body Art Ride will be held on 13 February 2005. This event will involve a large group of people, adorned with body art, riding bicycles from Randwick to Maroubra Beach to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Institute Australia and promote healthy, sustainable living.
** This event is not a truly naked ride as the event organizers actively discouraged people from going completely naked by explicitly requiring a minimum amount of clothing around the waist. The ride is not affiliated or associated with WNBR. **
Official web site: http://sydneybodyartride.org