23/06/2023 – 16th World Naked Bike Ride Thessaloniki GR
call for action
What is all about;
The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is a protest-celebration of Cycling, Environment, Body Freedom. An international peaceful movement involving more than 70 cities around the world, to promote: the bicycle as a means of transportation and mild mobility, against car culture and the pollution it generates. For our independence on oil, lignite and non-renewable energy sources. For ecology, environment, human and non-human animals. For peace & non-violence, freedom of expression and de-incrimination of our natural naked body.
The world’s first Naked Bike Ride took place in 2001 at the cycling critical mass in Zaragoza, Spain, where they decided to get out of their clothes because no one was paying attention to them. After its sweeping success it was established and in 2004 with an initiative from Vancouver, Canada it spread around the world.
In Greece it was organized for the first time in Thessaloniki in 2008 with the participation of one hundred people. Since then it has been held every year and has brought up to 2,000 cyclists to participate.
Because the concept of dignity has been reversed and now we consider the naked body undignified and the driver of the polluting car, decent.
Because our body is the most natural thing we have and it is certainly more beautiful than the exhausts of our cars.
Because we want to awaken both the citizens and the state for the use of the bicycle as a means of transportation.
Come as naked as you dare! As mother nature gave birth to you, with body-painting, natural decoration, swimwear, masks, wigs, accessories, a lot of fun and imagination. Feel free!
WHEN and WHERE;
The World Naked Bike Race takes place every June in Thessaloniki. To find out when and where subscribe to our Newsletter, where you can also find out about other scheduled events, screenings as well as all our news.