2nd Annual World Naked Bike Ride [Video]

Posted on: June 14th, 2010 at 6:20 am by

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[This post is slightly NSFW] Saturday afternoon was the second annual World Naked Bike Ride through Brooklyn and lower Manhattan.  This particular leg of the trek was filmed in and around St. Mark’s near Cooper Square.  Many thanks to Robert Carmona for his colorful video reporting.

According to their website, the World Naked Bike Ride is about protesting oil dependency, which is all the more fitting with the BP shitshow in the Gulf.  The following is the pre-ride hype message:

Naked on a bike is about as free as you can be! This ride is majorly fun! This year’s WNBR is supported by a generous contribution of outrage from British Petroleum. BP is unleashing incalculable devastation upon the environment and livelihoods of people in the Gulf of Mexico, while the government is unwilling to reign in the corporate culture that led to the spill. WNBR is a chance to put your beautiful body to work against this calamity, which is a direct result of OUR dependence upon fossil fuels and automobiles. Exercise your rights to bare your chest in NYC, your rights to assemble and to protest, as guaranteed by the US Constitution.

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