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|4th Annual World Naked Bike Ride - San Francisco 2015 Northern Hemisphere Ride - Part II|
|Date||Saturday July 25|
|Time||11:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
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|Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Bldg. Plaza, Embarcadero Blvd. Meet NW of the Farmer's Market in the open public space between the Ferry Building and Starbucks.|
|Event Type||Critical Mass|
4th Annual World Naked Bike Ride - San Francisco 2015 Northern Hemisphere Ride - Part II
So once again, on Saturday, July 25, it is time to toss your riding duds in the wash because you won't need them for our 4th and final WNBR of the 2015 bike naking season.
This is the BIG ONE!!! Well, the second BIG ONE!!! Heck, lets just call it the Fourth Annual World Naked Bike Ride - San Francisco 2015 Northern Hemisphere Ride - Part II. A number of cities in the farther northern latitudes have scheduled their WNBRs in July, including Vancouver, the home of our WNBR founder Conrad Schmidt. In his honor and all the other participating cities conducting rides, San Francisco will also ride again.
In the past, we used to meet in Justin Herman Plaza. However an issue regarding Permits and the National Park Police brought about the need for an alternate meeting spot and we were there at our new Ferry Building location in June with even much better response from the public. This spot is across the street from our usual Justin Herman location in an open public area to the north and between the Farmer's Market and the Starbuck's. It is visible to our old meeting spot. So look for us across from Justin Herman on Embarcadero and just northwest of the Ferry building. We will begin meeting there at 11:00 AM. Please remained dressed until we have sufficient numbers of riders and are near the time we will ride. Bring body paints, watercolors and markers to apply slogans and designs to each other and adorn your bikes with signs; meet with old and new friends.
While it is a "naked" bike ride, all are welcome; it's ride as bare as you dare. That is, body paint, rubber latex, bikinis, topless, lingerie, bubble pack, whatever costume you are comfortable riding with. And all types of bikes are welcome too. How about some more tandems? Unicycles. Hey, get your friends with music bikes to ride too. Skaters and skateboarders have also joined past rides.
Our ride is part of a global protest taking place today in many cities throughout the US, Europe and other cities in the Northern Hemisphere. Tens of thousands of naked bike riders are protesting the global dependency of our society and economies at the hands of the oil cartels. We want to emphasize the harm this dependency causes to our environment, businesses and social lives. Nobody is unaffected. We want to endorse more bike riding and our nudity expresses our vulnerability to these matters. It also draws attention to our cause.
We will ride through many popular spots in the city such as Fisherman's Wharf, the Marina, the Lombard Curves, North Beach, the Haight for our now traditional ice cream stop at Ben & Jerry's, and if weather is great, to Ocean Beach and the Great Highway. It's great fun and an event you shouldn't miss.