22 Amazing cities to join a World Naked Bike Ride in 2020

22 Amazing cities to join a World Naked Bike Ride in 2020

The World Naked Bike Ride is interpreted differently by different nudists and naturists. For some, it’s the heyday of naturism, where naturists get the chance to come out of their fenced of zones and ride their bikes nude through the center of some of the world’s most fascinating cities. Others see the WNBR rather as the heyday for voyeurs, bringing out their tele lenses to take pictures of the nude people on bicycles. And others keep swearing by the original idea of the World Naked Bike Ride: A protest march which has nothing to do with naturism or nudism at all.

 

They are all right, in a way. But what we do know is that World Naked Bike Rides around the world yearly attract many thousands of participants. Who often tend to be a lot younger than those at the annual petanque tournament at the naturist club. A great example might be Hector Martinez. Thanks to participating at the World Naked Bike Ride he learned about the joys of social nudity. Something that would lead him to form his own nudist community, become president of the Mexican Nudist Federation and become the world’s most popular nudist YouTuber.

 

Even though the WNBR was not initially meant to be a naturist event and even though it tends to attract the occasional Peeping Tom, we are sure that these events are an excellent way to bring social nudity in the picture, in a very positive way.

22 Amazing cities to join a World Naked Bike Ride in 2020

What is the World Naked Bike Ride?

The World Naked Bike Ride originated in the early 21st century as a protest against oil dependency and the fragility of vulnerable road users. The nudity was meant as a purely symbolical way to emphasize how fragile the human body is in a world dominated by cars.

 

Everyone knows that the media loves nudity and footage of the World Naked Bike Ride was spread around the world. Others would quickly join the events: Promotors of body freedom, female rights activists and of course naturists, who noticed a unique opportunity to get naked at places where it’s normally forbidden.

 

The World Naked Bike Ride of 2004 was organized in 28 cities in 10 countries on 4 different continents. Today, there are at least 100 different cities around the world where you can once a year ride your bike in the nude. Although the organization of the events is often taken over by local naturist associations, the message for a cleaner, safer and more body-positive world is still standing strong. In many cases, also a lot of side events are organized next to the main bike ride.

22 Amazing cities to join a World Naked Bike Ride in 2020

Where can you ride your bike nude in 2020?

We are not going to list all World Naked Bike Rides here because some of them don’t have confirmed dates yet. Instead, we’ll give you an overview of some of the most impressive cities where you can be sure to enjoy a day of social nudity while supporting a good cause.

 

Oceania

Byron Bay, Australia

When: March 8, 2020 at 1:30PM
Where: Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay
Participants: 100+
More Info: Facebook

 

Melbourne, Australia

When: March 15, 2020 at 12PM
Where: Will be announced one week before the event.
Participants: 100+
More Info: Website

 

Sydney, Australia

When: March 20, 2020 at 12PM
Where: Tarpeian Precinct Lawn
Participants: unknown
More Info: Website

 

Europe

Brussels, Belgium

When: June 20, 2020 at 2PM
Where: Frère-Orban Square
Participants: 300+
More Info: Website

 

Helsinki, Finland

When: July 18, 2020 at 5PM
Where: Varsapuistikko
Participants: unknown
More Info: Facebook

 

Cork, Ireland

When: June 27, 2020
Where: Central Cork City
Participants: 50+
More Info: Facebook

 

United Kingdom

We have an announcement to make!
The Naked Wanderings 2020 Prize for Country of the World Naked Bike Ride goes to… The United Kingdom!
Really, there isn’t another country in the world that will organize so many naked bike rides in the summer of 2020. It’s incredible. If you happen to be in the UK in June and July, you’ll get the chance to cycle nude pretty much every weekend.

The following rides are already confirmed: Edinburgh (June 13), London (June 13), Brighton (June 14), Cambridge (June 20), Chelmsford (June 27), Ipswich (July 11), Colchester (July 18) and Clacton (July 25).

The following cities are likely to organize a ride in 2020 as well: Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Folkestone, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton, York and maybe more!

22 Amazing cities to join a World Naked Bike Ride in 2020

South America

São Paulo, Brazil

When: March 14, 2020 at 6PM
Where: Praça do Ciclista
Participants: 500+
More Info: Facebook

 

North America

Montreal, Canada

When: July 18, 2020 at 1PM and 8PM
Where: Dorchester Square
Participants: unknown
More Info: Facebook

 

Toronto, Canada

When: June 13, 2020 at 12PM
Where: Coronation Park
Participants: 200+
More Info: Website

 

Chicago, IL, USA

When: June 13, 2020 at 6PM
Where: TBA
Participants: 1000+
More Info: Website

 

Philadelphia, PA, USA

When: August 29, 2020 at 6PM
Where: Pattison Ave
Participants: 3000+
More Info: Website

 

Los Angeles, CA, USA

When: June 27, 2020 at 9AM
Where: Downtown Los Angeles
Participants: 500+
More Info: Website

 

Portland, OR, USA

When: June 27, 2020 at 8PM
Where: BA
Participants: 10000+
More Info: Website

 

Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

When:arch 7, 2020 at 10AM
Where: Sea Point Library
Participants: unknown
More Info: Website

22 Amazing cities to join a World Naked Bike Ride in 2020

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5 different continents, 22 cities in 9 countries. That are a lot of places to choose from if you like to drop your clothes and ride a bike. And this is just the start, we’re sure that many more places and dates will be announced soon.

 

Did we forget to add your favorite WNBR city on the list?
Let us know in the comments section of this blog post!

11 thoughts on “22 Amazing cities to join a World Naked Bike Ride in 2020

  1. World Naked Bike Ride/walk Montpelier 2020!

    When: Saturday, June 13th

    Time: Check in at 1 PM and Ride at 2 PM

    Where: Freeride Montpelier,

    89 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602

    Join us for a get ride, bring a friend. Not positive, but I believe they even rent bikes with advance notice. For more info contact Ray at Montpelier Ride

  2. Wow! This is great. WNBR is on my bucket list for 2020, but I didn’t know where to start in finding the right time and place. You should keep this as a running feature on your blog!

    Thank you!

  3. In Mexico City it has been celebrated the WNBR for several years before! The last yeay was in June, we are waiting for the official invitation of the organizers, also in the cities of Puebla and Guadalajara also have WBNR

  4. The US will have about 20 rides this year. Some are not on the WNBR calendar yet. So no, the prize doesn’t go to the UK. I admin the Facebook global WNBR group.

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