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Cape Town Naked Bike Ride
Curb the indecent exposure of our planet and dare to bare it all through the streets of the Mother City
Cyclists strip down for the third annual Cape Town Naked Bike Ride on Saturday, 9 March 2013, as a precursor to the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour and as a colourful protest against car culture and oil dependency.
The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR), a global initiative hosted in over 50 cities, seeks to create awareness around environmental issues, to celebrate the power and individuality of the human body and to highlight the dangers faced by cyclists on local roads. All participating countries in the southern hemisphere will drop their tops and bottoms on the same day (9 March) to unite in a peaceful, imaginative and somewhat insane demonstration for these worthy causes.
The event is open to all cyclists and entry is free; the meeting point is at Truth Coffee at Prestwich Memorial at 9:30am, and the ride kicks off at 10am. The dress code for the World Naked Bike Ride is “As Bare As You Dare”, so participants can decide on just how little they want to cover up; body paint is highly encouraged. Use your body as a canvas and display your protest slogan; here are a few useful phrases for this year's ride:
- Curb car culture
- Make cycling safer
- Make Cape Town cycling friendly
- Pedal power = people’s power
- Cut carbon emissions, cycle!
- Get out of your car and onto a bike
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