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Bellingham Naked Bike Ride
Friday, June 1, 2018, 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Start at The HUB - behind the Dive Shop on State
903 and 1/2 North State Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
is not Required
Suggested donation $5.
Body Painting begins at 3pm.
Ride at 6pm.
Spectators encouraged to watch the event with eyes and not cameras!
The World Naked Bike Ride has happened in cities across the globe since 2004. In Bellingham we've been riding every June since 2008, growing in size from a handful of riders to nearly 400 riders in 2017.
Free and inclusive to all, our ride is a spirited gathering of families, activists, and community members. Some ride for liberty, exhilaration and solidarity, others ride in protest of fossil fuels and body shame. All of us ride in celebration of the cyclist community, ecology, and the human body.
Why we Ride:
The purpose of this worldwide event is to celebrate the cyclist community, ecology, and the human body. We aim to:
Promote a more bicyclist-friendly culture by highlighting cyclist vulnerability
Protest “indecent exposure” to fossil fuels. The body is not rude, but killing the earth is.
Redefine our cultural body image and foster an understanding of the body that comes from individuals and their communities, not from ad agencies.
Stimulus to spark and deepen conversations within the local community.
Reject the commodification of our planet and our bodies.
Respect the sovereignty of people over their own bodies as outlined in Bellingham Body Rights’ “Platform”, available at BodyRights.INFO
Work toward providing a safe place for people to challenge the ways the media has taught us to feel flawed and uncomfortable in our bodies
Foster radical self-love and empowerment in all participants