The World Naked Bike Ride is a once-a-year protest or demonstration in the form of a clothing optional bicycle ride which that happens in approximately 70 cities around the world.
Through our highly visible presence on the streets of Melbourne,
our clothing optional protest aims to promote awareness of three important issues:-
World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne
The date for the next World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne is 25th February 2024. Be prepared to have a great day!
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We ride regardless of weather; hot or cold, wind or rain, the ride will still happen! This is Melbourne, we should be used to the variations of weather. You only get this one day in the year to ride in World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne, don’t miss it. It is only due to the most extreme weather conditions which we determine to be unsafe (such as severe electrical storm or flooding), or due to Coronavirus restrictions, which would cause the ride to be postponed or cancelled.
A few images from recent rides.
World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is a global protest or demonstration, with similar rides happening in other cities in Australia and overseas.
Melbourne’s World Naked Bike Ride is the longest running in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also the largest ride in Australia!
The first World Naked Bike Ride event in Melbourne was held in 2006, with 14 riders. There have been World Naked Bike protest or demonstration rides every year since then. More recent rides have seen hundreds of riders baring all through the streets of Melbourne. For several years there were small rides during Winter. We have no plans to resume these cold weather rides.
Melbourne rides vary in location. In recent years, our rides have gone through the centre of the Melbourne CBD, as well as parts of St Kilda, Albert Park, East Melbourne, West Melbourne, Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Collingwood, North Melbourne, Brunswick, Carlton, Fitzroy, and Parkville.
2024 is the 19th consecutive year that World Naked Bike Rides have been held in Melbourne.
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.
We understand that you may have questions, and you may find the answers here. More FAQs are available via the red tab below.
The World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne is a protest or demonstration ride which is organised and run by “World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne Inc. Reg. No. A0105757Y”. All of the organisers are volunteers who receive no payment for their involvement in ensuring the continuity of the ride. Please be respectful to all of the crew who give so generously of their time in supporting the ride.
There is no need to register as a rider prior to the day, just turn up. However, you may wish to indicate that you will be attending on our Facebook event (Facebook event) (it helps us to predict rider numbers).
The next World Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne will be held in on 25th February 2024. Subscribe to our email newsletter for details of the next ride, including date, start time and Meeting Area location.
The Meeting Area location will be Lincoln Square, Corner of Lincoln Square North and Bouverie St, Carlton, Victoria. We will be in the Northern part of Lincoln Square.
Google Maps… Lincoln Square
We will be easy to find, just look for all of the cyclists.
There is untimed all day parking in the streets close to the Meeting Area. Be aware that we expect roadworks in Bouverie Street next to Lincoln Square, as well as total closure of the North bound lanes due to road resurfacing works. Allow extra time, please don’t be late.
The nearest railway station is Melbourne Central, which is 1.2 km and a 6 min bike ride to the Meeting Area.
Please make your own arrangements to check for trackwork or other delays to ensure that you arrive at the Meeting Area in plenty of time.
Any last minute changes in relation to the ride will be notified via email newsletter.
We do not disclose the route in advance. Participants will be advised on the day. We start and finish at the Meeting Area.
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… But please see our advice to carry bathers or small garment on your bike, “just in case”.
Special thanks to our supporters who have made our ride possible.
The Brambelpatch is an Australian band that played together in the 1960’s around Melbourne and country Victoria. They were reunited in 2011 and started writing and recording original songs, with their first CD “Take Me Back” having a limited release in September 2020. The Brambelpatch have also recorded a song specifically about the World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne. “The Naked Bicycle Song” is a really fun way of promoting our clothing optional ride. The song will initially be distributed and promoted via our social media. We are very grateful to The Brambelpatch for their support of World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne.
The Rochey is a supporter of World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne. We are very pleased that they have offered to host our 2024 after ride celebration.
Your neighbourhood pub with cold beer, local wine, cocktails and classic pub grub.
Join us for good times with weekend DJs, happy hour, food specials, trivia and comedy.
Plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces so roll in with your pooch and pick your favourite session spot.
We recommend groups book in advance and for special celebrations there’s the Green Room, a private space with old world charm.
Stay safe lovers and we look forward to seeing you for a dance and a beer or two!
CosieVic is a regular clothing optional swim, spa, sauna and massage event, where attendees can relax and socialise. CosieVic is a friendly, social, fun, community that hosts lifestyle events.
All welcome, no annual membership, entry fee per attendance. Our clothing optional events run in Laverton (West of Melbourne) and allow people to socialise and meet others in the nudist / naturist / clothing optional community, explore their limits, plus via shared experiences people can create lasting friendships. We are grateful to CosieVic for spreading the word about WNBR Melbourne.
Metro East Association Inc is a supporter of World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne. 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. They run regular nude swim and social nights at a swimming pool situated in the outer South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. 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 in promoting our ride.
Blue Tongue Bikes are supporting us by providing discounted bike hire for the World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne 2024.
They are generously offering 15% off their bike hire rates. We are extremely grateful that Blue Tongue Bikes is supporting the ride, as by making bikes available at a discounted rate, they encourage more riders to join with us. Please support Blue Tongue Bikes, for future bike hire or guided bicycle tours of Melbourne. We welcome and value their support to our riders. Go to the FAQ “where can I hire a bike at a discounted rate” for how to access the 15% discount.
CosmeX is a regular clothing optional spa and massage event, where attendees can relax and socialise. CosmeX is a friendly, social, fun, alternative lifestyle event for women and men.
All welcome, no membership. Cosmex is located at Chewton, near Castlemaine. We are grateful to CosmeX for promoting our ride. Please refer to the CosmeX website for all details about their upcoming events.
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