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In 2017, the World Naked Bike Ride returns to Melbourne.

The Summer 2017 ride will be bigger and better than ever!!!

We put our naked bodies on the line to draw attention to bicycles as an environmentally friendly transportation alternative, and also to increase awareness of cyclist safety.

The ride is a protest against oil dependency and demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road.

Some car drivers claim not to be able to see bicycles.

Now that I am naked, can you see me now?

Be prepared for one of the most fun days that you can possibly imagine, and all for a good cause.

2017 Bike Ride

The Summer 2017 ride will be bigger and better than ever!!!

Bring your bike or any other human powered vehicle that you can legally ride on the road and come join us for the Summer 2017 ride – just be sure to wear your helmet.

The World Naked Bike Ride is a free bike ride, however, we do accept donations to help fund future rides.

Everyone is welcome to join in, we are a fun, clothing-optional event. The aim is to bare all to ensure that cars and other users of the road take notice of cyclists. Young and old, families and solo riders all share the road after all.

Please be sure you check your bike and pump up your tires before you join us. If you don’t have a bike, try and borrow one from your friends or family. Otherwise you can rent one of the Melbourne tourist bikes, located around the city.

The 2017 route will not be made public due to traffic management issues in previous years. We will be coordinating with the media a few key photo locations, where riders can participate if they feel comfortable enough to do so.

At the end of the ride, we will finish off where we started and have a lovely picnic in the park to celebrate another successful ride. For those who may not be able to cycle, you are welcome to come join us in the park for a cold drink.


World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is a global event, with similar rides happening in other cities in Australia and overseas.

The World Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne is the largest event of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

The first World Naked Bike Ride event in Melbourne was held in 2005, with rides happening each year since then.

Rest assured that the ride will continue into the future, with a small but enthusiastic group of volunteers working to ensure the long term viability of the ride.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the World Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne?

Follow the links in the Contact Us section to our Facebook event page for further information. There is no need to register as a rider, just turn up on the day.

When is the next ride?

The next World Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne will be held on Sunday 19th March 2017.

What’s the route?

We do not disclose the route in advance. Participants will be advised on the day.

Where does the ride start?

The assembly location will be advised closer to the event. The location chosen will be accessible via train if you choose to arrive via public transport with your bicycle. Follow the links in the Contact Us section to our Facebook event page for further information.

How much should I strip down?

The dress code is officially “As bare as you dare.” Typically it’s shoes and always a helmet. But really, there’s is no consensus – shoes and a helmet make some happy, while others add some combination of a bra, underwear, and/or stockings. Strip down to whatever level will maximise your fun. We wouldn’t presume to tell you what that level is. The decision as to how little to wear is entirely up to you. And you can always consider some body paint to send your own personal message in support of the cause…

Can I participate without a bike?

If it can be legally ridden on the road and human powered, you can bring it on the ride.

Isn’t this illegal?

There have been World Naked Bike Ride events in Melbourne since 2005 with not a single arrest. In the past, the Police have been supportive.

Expect considerable encouragement and interest from bystanders along the route. The World Naked Bike Ride is a lot of fun for riders and the public alike.

It is suggested that a pair of bathers or similar small garment be carried with you on the ride which you can change into if there is any trouble, not that we are expecting any. Also you can wear them at the end of the day for our picnic at the staging location

I am concerned about inappropriate behaviour?

Please note that no level of sexual activity is acceptable before, during or after the ride. We want this to remain a family friendly event.

All participants will be expected to behave appropriately and respectfully at all times. Anyone who breaks this rule will be asked to leave the ride.

What if I fall behind or get lost?

This isn’t a race, so nobody wants to leave you behind. We will be going at a leisurely pace where everyone can keep up

Where do I get further information?

Follow the links in the Contact Us section to our Facebook event page for further