I would like details of the after ride celebration?
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED CLOSER TO THE RIDE DATE
Our riders have spoken, and we listen! In our 2020 pre ride survey most of you told us that you would join us at a venue for after ride food and drinks. And here it is!
We are extremely happy to announce that the Queensberry Hotel has once again generously offered their wonderful venue to host the after ride celebration for our next ride in 2022. We have exclusive use of the venue.
Those who attended the after ride celebration at the Queensberry Hotel after our 2021 ride have told us how much they enjoyed the experience. Check out the “Supporters” page on our website. Any yes, you can be “as bare as you dare” inside the Queensberry, but only for our after ride gathering! Celebrate with the ride organisers and volunteers, and your fellow riders after another successful World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne. You may even make a new friend.
Hours are 4.30-8.30pm approx, but the venue may extend the closing time if there is enough interest. Once inside the venue, you can once again be as naked as you wish. Of course, everyone is expected to remain respectful at all time.
Entry to the after ride celebration venue at the Queensberry Hotel will require the wearing of two wristbands which will be available at the check-in tables at the Meeting Area, before or immediately after the actual ride.
The first wristband is a numbered paper version issued only at check-in at Meeting Area in the Carlton Gardens following verification of fully vaccinated status. There is no cost for this wristband.
The second wristband is made of silicone, and will be issued for a $2 donation paid at the Meeting Area.
We will be checking wristbands at the door. Once you have both wristbands, there is no cover charge to enter the venue. Bring a small hand towel, shirt or similar to sit on if you have a bare bum, please.
Our Photo Policy will apply at the after ride celebration venue exactly the same as at the Meeting Area. See the FAQ on our website in relation to Photo Policy. This will be strictly enforced!
It is essential that you wash off as much body paint as you can before coming inside the Queensberry. Please respect the venue that supports us. There is to be no body paint in contact with any of the furniture or fixtures in our amazing venue. We will be providing water at the Meeting Area to assist in the removal of excess body paint, please bring your own wash cloth and ensure that you use the rubbish bins at the Meeting Area to dispose of all waste.
The Queensberry Hotel is located on the corner of Queensberry Street and Swanston Streets in Carlton. The venue is only a short easy cycle from the Meeting Area after the ride. It is only 700m from the Meeting Area at Carlton Gardens to the Queensberry Hotel!
If you have a hire bike from Blue Tongue Bikes, after returning the bike, you can catch the train from Southern Cross Station to Melbourne Central, the Queensberry is only about a 5 minute walk away. There is no off street car park for bikes or cars on site at the Queensberry Hotel, please make sure to bring a good bike lock and secure your bike on the footpath nearby, or as you otherwise determine. There are many bike racks nearby, especially towards Victoria St area. Usually there is plenty of free on-street car parking nearby at that time, if that matters to you. The organisers of World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne are unable to take any responsibility for the security of your bike or your personal stuff, you need to make your own arrangements. There will be no cloaking at the after ride celebration.
A variety of food and drink options will be available to purchase, including vegan and gluten free options. It is not permitted to bring your own food or drink into the venue. We thank you for your understanding.
Details of the venue are on their website https://www.queensberryhotel.com.au/
Address is 593 Swanston Street (cnr Queensberry St) Carlton. Entry from Queensberry Street.