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Naked Bike Race
Skipping the tights all together…
Looking for the 2013 Cape Town Naked Bike Ride? Look no farther!
Aerodynamic? I doubt it.
Comfortable? With those seats! I highly doubt it.
Cape Town will be Cycling as bare as we dare for the Second Time in Cape Town on Monday 12 March at Prestwich Square Cape Town.
Zoe Duby, the event organiser, in an interview with the Mail & Guardian said that, "We have one of the highest carbon emissions per capita rating, which is really embarrassing". The luminous paint clad 'rebel rouser' said that the event was geared towards highlighting the fact that Cape Town is dangerously dependent on cars and creating awareness of safe cycle routes as a viable alternative.
The World Naked Bike Ride is a global event; Cape Town joined the ranks of participating cities in 2011 with a smashing debut of ride. Approximately 200 riders joined us on a beautiful day and the vibe was carnivalesque.
The date for 2012 has been set by the global committee: Saturday 10th of March... It's perfect timing, being the day before the Argus Cycle Tour... so no excuses, oil your chains, dust off your saddle, take off your clothes and join us to make a statement!
What is the World Naked Bike Ride?
The event is a peaceful, imaginative and fun protest against oil dependency and car culture. It is a celebration of the bicycle and also a celebration of the power and individuality of the human body. Furthermore, it is symbolic of the vulnerability of cyclists in traffic and the Naked Bike Ride Team wish to create awareness of this fact. Additionally, this cycle ride will mean Cape Town is part of the world's biggest naked protest: 50+ cities and thousands of riders participate worldwide.
Furthermore, Cape Town suffers from an extremely high per capita carbon foot print. This initiative to reduce pollution is a central purpose in holding the first ever naked cycle ride in Cape Town. Other more permanent ways we can address this fact is by calling for non-motorised transport awareness campaigns, more bicycle parcours in Cape Town and by asking Metrorail to allow bikes on the train.
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