SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

World Naked Bike Ride

Saturday, March 14, 2015            

Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market Street,
San Francisco, California

Join up for the San Francisco edition of the 2015 World Naked Bike Ride Day. The Southern Hemisphere edition will meet in Justin Herman Plaza between Market Street and the Embarcadero for this international protest of our dependency on oil cartels.

Each year, our turnout is getting larger and larger riding bare through the streets of the city. It is our first of four WNBRs of the 2015 bike naking season and usually one of the two largest WNBRs of the year. So on Saturday, March 14, it is time to toss the riding duds in the wash (you will not need them) & bring your bikes to Justin Herman Plaza between Market Street & the Embarcadero Blvd.

We meet on the northeast side of Vaillancourt Fountain, between the fountain and Embarcadero Blvd at 11:00 AM. This gives us time to do body/face paint and reacquaint ourselves. Bring body paints, watercolors and markers to apply slogans and designs to each other and adorn your bikes with signs; meet with old and new friends.

While it is a "naked" bike ride, all are welcome; it's ride as bare as you dare. That is, body paint, rubber latex, bikinis, topless, lingerie, bubble pack, whatever costume you are comfortable riding with. And, we have already had 7 WNBRs while under cloud of the oppressive Weiner anti-nudity ordinance, with NO citations or complaints. If you are still uncertain, than its best to have a sarong, a beach wrap or shorts ready for quick cover-up.

Our ride is part of a global protest, taking place today in many cities throughout the US, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and other cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Tens of thousands of naked bike riders are protesting the global dependency of our society and economies at the hands of the oil cartels. We want to emphasize the harm this dependency causes to our environment, businesses and social lives. Nobody is unaffected. We want to endorse more bike riding and our nudity expresses our vulnerability to these matters. It also draws attention to our cause.

You will ride through many popular spots in the city such as Fisherman’s Wharf, the Marina, along the Embarcadero, Civic Center, the Haight, Castro and if it is warm enough, Ocean Beach, plus many more places of interest.

Not into biking? Skates, skateboards and even unicyclists have ridden along with them in the past.

Cost: Free, but please RSVP on Facebook.