In 2018, the World Naked Bike Ride returns to Melbourne.
The Summer 2018 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.
2018World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne
The World Naked Bike Ride returns to Melbourne on 18th March 2018!
While the date is confirmed, the start time and exact location will be advised closer to the date.
Bring your bike or any other human powered vehicle that you can legally ride on the road and come join us for the Summer 2018 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. Donations can be made on the day of the ride.
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. There are also a number of nearby bike stores that hire out bicycles .
The 2018 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 aim to have some food and drinks to celebrate another successful ride. For those who may not be able to cycle, you are welcome to join us after the ride 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 2006, 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?
When is the next ride?
The next World Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne will be held on Sunday 18th March 2018.
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.
What’s the route?
We do not disclose the route in advance. Participants will be advised on the day.
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.
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…
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
Isn’t this illegal?
There have been World Naked Bike Ride events in Melbourne since 2006 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 that I may be photographed?
The World Naked Bike Ride occurs in public places, where photography of the riders is not illegal. If you are concerned, you may choose to stay away from cameras in the staging area, or wear some body paint or even a mask to protect your identity. Please be aware that we encourage media coverage of our ride.
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.
Where do I get further information?
Thank you to these amazing groups and people for their continued support in helping us deliver the World Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne. If you would like to support WNBR Melbourne, please feel free to contact us.
Metro East Association Inc
Metro East Association Inc is a nudist leisure club that has been running in Melbourne for more than 30 years. They have been a big supporter of the Melbourne’s nudist community over that time. Everyone is welcome to their events. Details are on their web site. World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne is grateful for the ongoing support of Metro East Association Inc.
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