Cape Town Naked Bike Ride

Curb the indecent exposure of our planet and dare to bare it all while cycling through the streets of the Mother City


Cyclists strip down for the fourth annual Cape Town Naked Bike Ride (CTNBR), a local chapter of the World Naked Bike Ride, on Saturday, 8 March 2014 as a precursor to the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour and as a colourful protest against car culture and oil dependency.

WHAT IS THE WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE ALL ABOUT?

The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR), a global initiative hosted in around 70 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 (8 March) to unite in a peaceful, imaginative and somewhat insane demonstration for these worthy causes.

The event is open to cyclists of all shapes and sizes, and entry is free. The meeting point is at Truth Coffee at Prestwich Place Memorial at 9:30am, and the ride kicks off at 10am. The route winds its way along the fan walk, turning around in Sea Point and looping back through Long and Bree streets before returning to the start.

As always, the (un)dress code for the Cape Town Naked Bike Ride is ‘As Bare As You Dare’, so participants can decide on just how little they want to cover up or show off; body paint is highly encouraged and cyclists can use their bodies as a canvas to display their protest slogan. For some inspiration, here are a few useful phrases for this year's ride:

  • Curb car culture
  • Make cycling safer
  • Make Cape Town bicycle friendly
  • Pedal power = people’s power
  • Cut carbon emissions, cycle!
  • Get out of your car and onto a bike

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Crazy about cycling? Why not howl at the moon and take part in the Moonlight Mass Night Cycle in Cape Town every full moon. Check out our overview of annual March events to find out about more hot happenings taking place during the month.
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Cape Town Events Calendar
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