World Naked Bike Ride 2016 #WNBR2016

 
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/11/2016
4:00 pm

Location
Mickey Markey Playground

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Facebook Event Link For the World Naked Bike Ride 2016: (look here for the most recently updated info)


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Intended promote cycling and to raise awareness about issues concerning humanity, the Eight Annual World Naked Bike Ride in New Orleans will be June 11, 2016. Riders should assemble starting at 4:00 PM in Mickey Markey Park 700 Piety St., New Orleans, LA, 70117 The ride begins and ends at Mickey Markey park.

Riders are encouraged to join the Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/135070029863460/ and join the event:https://www.facebook.com/events/102475800156164/

There is ample street parking. Here is the route: http://tinyurl.com/7y92g2y

This year’s flyer is available here: http://www.theplacewithnoname.com/wnbr2016.jpg

We will have to line up in the staging area (in the street) promptly at 5:00 PM. Everyone who is going to ride must be behind the lead police car and start on time. Everyone should arrive at the park starting at 4:00 PM so that everyone can get (un)dressed, painted (if desired), and get ready. All human powered vehicles are welcome: Bikes, skates, skateboards, etc. When you arrive at the park, please move into the park and do not linger in the street.

Only riders are allowed in the assembly area. Like any other parade, friends, family, spectators, photographers and videographers should line the route. There are several good viewing sites along Decatur and Bourbon Streets. Spectators have the opportunity to witness the ride twice by catching it on Decatur and then walking three blocks to Bourbon Street and catching it again. For photographers, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve on Decatur provides an excellent opportunity with scenic Jackson Square and historic St. Louis Cathedral as a backdrop.

Riders should assemble in the park after the ride for the group photo.

Photos from last year are available here: http://wnbrnola.shutterfly.com/
Video of a previous year’s ride is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-brluBUG8A

For more information, visit the official WNBR-NOLA Yahoo! group:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WNBR-NOLA/ or the official WNBR website:http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/

The WNBR NOLA wiki page is here: http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=New_Orleans

*** NUDITY ***
The ride is “as bare as you dare”. You can wear as much or as little as you think you can get away with. Last year the police informed us that if they saw any male genitalia that they would be unhappy. While nobody was arrested, several people were warned. You are being warned now. Go as bare as you dare, but DO NOT FIGHT THE POLICE! It puts the ride in jeapordy for future years. While none of us are happy about it, if you are asked to cover, cover for as long as you are in the presence of officers. We are going to continue to try to work this out with the city.

Many of us (myself included) have been getting bolder and bolder over the years, and many people undress in the park as soon as they arrive. So far the police have said nothing about this, but if they do challenge us one of these years, please comply. New Orleans is NOT a nude friendly city.

Sexual activity of any kind will not be tolerated and such persons will be ejected and banned from the ride.

Remember: This year’s ride is about Bicycle Safety. Too many riders are being killed. Nudity is the sign, not the message.

*** SECURITY ***
Only riders and support personnel are allowed in the assembly area. Volunteer security is provided in the assembly area to keep creepers and photographers out. The Security personnel are there to protect you, not to police you or hassle you. All Security people are also riders. If you would like to volunteer for the Security team, please email steinkamp@gmail.com directly.

*** PARK RULES ***
Please observe park rules in the assembly area. NO GLASS BOTTLES. Many riders are barefoot, and in previous years broken glass bottles have been a hazard. Please be considerate of your fellow riders. Please deposit trash in provided receptacles.

*** RAFFLE ***
A raffle will be held to help pay for expenses associated with the World Naked Bike Ride.

More information about the raffle will be released shortly.

*** RIDE DONATIONS ***
In previous years, Sebren has organized the ride and kept it going. Various volunteers also help, and all work for free. The ride is free for everyone, but there are considerable costs related to the park permit and the police escort. These costs are about $1,200.

Sebren doesn’t like to ask for money, but I don’t think it’s fair that he carries the expense alone. I know that most of the riders are young and poor, and I remember what that was like because now I’m old and poor. I get it. But give what you can so that we can keep the ride going. If everyone brought $10 to the ride, expenses would be covered. A donation jar will be stationed at the main tent in the park.

You can also donate through www.paypal.com using the address Wnakedbikeride@aol.com .

Shane
(Unpaid volunteer)

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