Thank you and Congratulations!

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Dear riders, supporters and friends!

This 7th year of the World Naked Bike Ride – St. Louis is our best year yet. We beat all attendance and participation records, with an estimated 6000 attendees and 2500 riders.

We had no serious accidents, no arrests, and no disturbances. All we did was have fun and celebrate our sexy bodies, our bikes and enjoy our city. Thank you all for being part of this amazing event. Big thanks to the Grove neighborhood for hosting, to the St. Louis Police Department for ensuring our safety, and to our sponsors for supporting.

Cheers!

Ride safe and we’ll see all of you next July!

The Ride is 1 Week Away!

Manchester Bike Bash_8.5x11

Get excited! The 7th annual World Naked Bike Ride St. Louis is just a week away!

Here is the ROUTE  for this ride.

A few important things:

  • We encourage you to be safe, wear a helmet and have lights on your bike
  • We ask that photographers and press help create a safe space by being respectful and asking CONSENT to photograph, and encouraging others to do so!
  • Although you can be as bare as you dare during the ride, the St. Louis city requests that we cover our privates at the pre/post party

Pre ride gathering 5-7pm

  • If you need, park your car in the Commerce Bank parking lot
  • Gather on Manchester in front of HandleBar
  • Support the surrounding businesses and enjoy the street

7pm We Ride!

  • The Route is here
  • We will have a police escort, so please be respectful of their instructions and DO NOT ride in front of the escort.
  • Be safe, wear your helmet (even if it’s the only thing you wear:)
  • Spoked STL will be proving a team of leads on tall bikes
  • We’ll have a truck or bus following the ride in case anyone has a break down and needs a lift

8:30pm We Party! 

  • Enjoy the Grove, support the neighborhood, drink New Belgium and dance
  • Again, as per request of the neighborhood, we ask that you cover up a bit after the ride
  • There will be bicycle parking available on street and at Randy’s Recycled Cycles parking lot, off of Talmage
  • London Calling at HandleBar will not be charging riders a cover, so after you’re done partying in the street, come in and dance!

WNBR 2014

Friends!

This year, we are working on making the World Naked Bike Ride St. Louis bigger, better, and more fun than ever!

Things you need to know for now are :

- WNBR 2014 will take place on July 26th. The pre ride street festivities will be 5-7pm in the Grove neighborhood, between Sarah and Kentucky Ave.

- The ride will leave the Grove at 7pm sharp.

- Afterparty in the Grove is at 9pm – 12am, and will be complete with a live band, DJs, food and drink outside! Right on Manchester Ave

More details coming soon, so check in often.

Volunteer!

Here’s how YOU can help. Email nakedbikestl@gmail.com for details.
PRE RIDE 5 to 7 p.m.
1) Tabling
We will have a WNBR table to hand out info and answer basic questions about the ride.
2) Ride Start Communication (all!)
We WILL need additional help with the START of the ride and the END of the ride. We would love to have volunteers (including any of you!) to help out with communicating to riders that the ride is starting, and to get folks ready for the ride.
3) Dress Code enforcement (all!)
To appease Grove neighbors, we will ask participants to cover up (at least minimally) for the pre-ride gathering.  Please help spread this message. And as usual, share the message that we advocate that riders cooperate with the police.
4) Photo policy/behavior enforcement (all!)
If you see anybody taking photos without consent (and making people photographed uncomfortable), please ask them to stop and leave the parking lot. We do permit photos in general, and ask those from media wear identification – but no matter who you are, ask for consent before snapping a photo.
RIDE
 

1) Route Assistance (Spoked STL and others)
Thankfully, Spoked STL will be bringing 5 or so cyclists from their team to help with the route at larger intersections and at turns. Because the ride has gotten so large, it will always be helpful to have more riders help with keeping the ride together. This includes helping block intersections (if you’re experienced in this).

2) Ride Communication (all volunteer riders)
We also need help with communicating on the ride itself. Examples include

  •  “one lane,” “stay to the right,” etc when we’re trying to keep everyone together (and not biking on the opposite lane of traffic, certainly). If you see somebody taking up the wrong side of traffic, do your part and let them know!
  • communicate about oncoming cars, “clear” if there’s nothing, “car back” if there’s a car behind, etc.
  • if you hear/witness any inappropriate behavior, please call the rider out. We want this to be a safe and empowering experience for all.
  • communicating turns so riders behind you know what’s coming.
  • communicating construction or other road hazards so riders behind you know what’s coming. (potholes, etc. Lindell Ave will have one section of construction as well.)

3) Chants (all)

Help lead some chants on the ride! A few can be spotted here: http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Slogans.

POST-RIDE (all)
[Riders AND Non-Riders]

At the end, we will need help pushing riders into the designated area of Manchester. And then we party!

Ride 1 week away!

Get ready… the 6th Annual World Naked Bike Ride is just one week away!

Here are a few of the latest ride updates…

We ask that photographers and press help create a safe space by being respectful and asking CONSENT to photograph, and encouraging others to do so!

Visit South Grand businesses for food and drink before the ride!
Also check out World Naked Bike Ride happy hours at the following places:
Tree House: Snow cones $5 large $3 small (alcohol and nonalcoholic) $3 Civil Life Draft beer
Absolutli Goosed: $2.50 Schlafly Cans
Urban: $1.50 PBR, Highlife, or Stag
City Diner: Happy Hour from 3pm – 6pm: Drink specials and half price apps, and Naked Seating on their patio!
Cafe Natasha: $2 Budweiser products and PBR, $3 wells

6 to 8 p.m. Pre-ride gathering, complete with

8 p.m. RIDE!

Visit updated route here, to include directions back to the start. HELMETS & LIGHTS ENCOURAGED!

Note: We do NOT have a police escort this year due to limited resources. So we need YOUR help to ensure a safe ride! Please get familiar with the route, and if you’re willing, serve as a ROUTE GUIDE. You will help direct riders and help at intersections. Thank you to Spoked STL who will be providing their team to lead this!

9:30ish till ? Post Ride Celebration at Manchester and Talmage

Live music by Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers, water games, photos by A Greener Film, contest for most creative and most naked cyclists. (Sign up at pre-ride gathering if you want to enter!)  If you drink too much, don’t drink and bike! Atomic Cowboy will offer their patio for overnight bike parking. Celebration hosted by HandleBar & Atomic Cowboy, sponsored by New Belgium. There will be bicycle parking available on street and at Randy’s Recycled Cycles parking lot, off of Talmage.

2013 Route!

That’s right, you can view the route now! See below, and check http://wnbrstl.org/route/ for step-by-step directions.

We strongly encourage riders to get to know the route beforehand, and we warmly welcome any watching parties along the way by WNBR supporters. We will be riding through South Grand, Cherokee, Benton Park, Soulard, Downtown, Wash Ave, Midtown, Central West End, and the Grove.