- The TENTH World Naked Bike Ride (and skate) Chicago (WNBRCX) will be the evening of Saturday June 8th 2013 somewhere in Chicago IL. Travel planning hints below.
- *** BE CLEAR ON WHAT THIS ISN'T *** WNBR IS a people powered happening bringing radical attention against oil addiction; It's NOT primarily a naturist party. It IS a big fun ride for able area cyclists; It's NOT for the frail nor fliers/drivers. It IS an extreme free speech exercise trying to save the planet; It's NOT MardisGras. If you are distant or uncertain please read more details.
- Location is not disclosed until days before based on experience to limit crowding of the creepy variety. Furthermore the announced location is only a check point where next directions are given to verifiable participants on bikes. If you plan to come just to look and hope to bluff your way in, make other plans.
Check-In is traditionally after 6pm at The "O", 1025 W Randolph.
- Gathering is 6-8pm at undisclosed location. Body painting may be available, but line so long that coming pre-decorated is recommended. Read details. If you show up there without bike/skates, or with a camera, and say you didn't know or that someone said you could or feign language trouble, you will be laughed off premises.
- Ride is about 8pm-11pm. Route is not announced in advance, and maps are not guaranteed. Expect to follow guides, assume round trip. You MUST be capable of over a dozen miles of chilly urban biking.
- Recommended viewing point(s) for fans and spectators:
Suggested viewing points+times and the ride's progress live will be on MassUp.us and ChicagoNakedRide.org on ride day. Also on Twitter as @ChiNakedRide and #WNBRC
KEEP THE COURSE CLEAR!!! Wave and cheer and applaud from the sides and joy will be multiplied.
- Participants bare-as-you-dare; anything from fanciful costumes to body paint to undies are encouraged.
- Remember the slogan: "Celebrating freedom from oil, and the beauty of people."
Be nice to everyone, and leave no trace. If you can't do these don't come.
- SmartPhone/SMS users try MassUp.Us.