Saturday is World Naked Bike Ride day in Ashvegas, and around the world, and we just thought we’d warn you. The ride starts outside the French Broad Food Co-Op at 1 p.m. If you join in, you will “protest against oil dependency and celebrate the power and individuality of the human body.”
Only problem is that in Ashvegas, the ride ain’t nekkid. The cops make sure of that. In Ashvegas, it’s just an excuse for hairy old Virato to tuck his sags into a Speedo and ride around downtown for a few blocks. That being said, the nekkid bike ride people want you to push the envelope.
Non-sexualized, colorful and creative nakedness in uptight societies is a refreshing way to remind people of some of the fundamental freedoms of life that people have collectively handed over, without really thinking of the consequences. The World Naked Bike Ride is about body-positive values: living a healthy life in tune with, not against, our environment; respecting the natural beauty and diversity of human bodies; and establishing and projecting a positive self-image and rejecting shame.
So go for it, and send us a picture.
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