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The World Naked Bike Rides Again

The World Naked Bike Rides Again Montpelier Vermont

posted at 5:54 pm Sun Jun 14th, 2009 by (WherezIt_Staff)

For the third year in a row, The World Naked Bike Ride took to the streets of Montpelier.

Forty-two (42) riders from ages 8 to 77, and every generation in between, made the third annual Montpelier Naked Bike Ride a huge success! Participants included one inline skater and one longboarder too! Temperature made for a perfect day to go naked outside: 74 degrees & partly cloudy. A 20% chance of rain manifested in the form of a couple or three cool drops that hit us right as we began to ride out of the parking lot of Freeride, the bike co-op that for the past two years has been our start & finish. Hundreds of spectators--most prominent on the northwest corner of State & Main and again in front of the Statehouse--cheered us through town. No police escort this time, and although we missed the company of our bike patrol pals, we did just fine on our own. A pleasant ride was had by all!

The World Naked Bike Ride is at once an oil-consumption protest and a body-positive event. Bicycle and cyclist awareness are also emphasized. In the most basic terms, the WNBR is a mass bike-riding event in which participants are mostly nude. Nakedness serves to draw attention to the vulnerability of cyclists within a car culture and to celebrate the human form. It has taken place annually in cities all over the world since 2004 and is the world's largest naked protest! The Montpelier Naked Bike Ride has been run once a year consistently since 2007.
June 2010 will mark our fourth Ride!

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