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!


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, celebrate the power and individuality of the human body and 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 (7 March) to unite in a peaceful, imaginative and somewhat insane demonstration for these worthy causes.

The event is open to all shapes and sizes, and participants are welcome to participate using any human-powered vehicles. Whether you’re on a bicycle, unicycle, wearing rollerblades or skates, running, jogging or even pushing a wheelchair or pram, the most important thing is that you join in.

Entry to the ride gratis, mahala and for free!

The meeting point is at the Sea Point Library car park (formerly Truth Coffee at Prestwich Place Memorial), and the ride kicks off at about 10am. The route winds its way through Green Point, the De Waterkant and then the city centre before turning around and heading back 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

DO NOTE: NO gawkers are allowed at the ride please. 

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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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