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.