Naked Bike Rides
Doesn’t it hurt? We’ve heard that questions dozens of times when we’re suggesting a naked bike ride. The answer is No, doesn’t hurt a bit. In fact it feels pretty good to have the freedom and the rush of fresh air over your body. And with the explosion of events where hundreds of nude riders cruise through city streets and participate in parades – it’s a way to share your enthusiasm for nude recreation in a safe and fun way. If it’s good enough for Lance Armstrong (it’s good enough for us)!
If you’ve decided to try a nude bike ride you’ve got two major choices:
1. Go to a nude beach, campground, resort or wilderness area that’s give enough for bike riding, take off your clothes and go.
2. Find an event that encourages nude bike riders like the World Naked Bike Ride or
Fremont Solstice Parade
Places to Ride Nude
With perfect weather almost all year long, Southern California is a great place to plan a nude bike ride. We frequently see riders at San Onofre where you can ride for miles on top the bluffs through the campgrounds (clothing required) or on hard pack dirt trails along the beach from Trail One to Trail Six (where the clothing optional beach is located). While the official clothing optional beach is too small for a real bike ride, many riders will do a longer ride and then end at the nude beach.
Some will also continue past the fence into Camp Pendleton where you can ride nude a few more miles, and then return back to Trail 6 nude beach area. Note that it is officially illegal to cross into Camp Pendleton.
The beach at Black’s is also a great place if you like riding in the sand. You can park in either Del Mar or La Jolla shores and then ride for several miles on unbroken beach. Check the tide tables as there is plenty of hard pack sand at low tide, but at high tide you may be riding in soft sand. The nude beach is over a mile long so you can get a good naked ride, and some beach time when you take a break.
With some common sense you can ride naked in the mountains and deserts of Southern California. Get away from crowded areas, respect other people, and have some fun.
Glen Eden nudist campground is large enough for a short bike ride, and DeAnza Springs in the desert mountains near San Diego is located in the middle of a wilderness area where you can take off on long nude explorations. A highly recommended ride is through Carizo Canyon where you follow the old railroad line of the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railroad. You’ll even cross the Goat Canyon Trestle bridge which is 200’ high and 750’ long.
Resorts like Cypress Cove and Paradise Lakes in Florida cover hundreds of acres making a nude bike ride enjoyable and a practical way to get around.
Perhaps the best place to bike nude is La Jenny naturist resort in France. All accommodation is individual cabins spread across thousands of acres of pine forests which are part of a huge nature preserve. You can ride your bike naked to the grocery store, restaurants, Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, golf club and spectacular beach. Each cabin comes with at least one bike, and most have several so it’s common to see hundreds of naked people riding around the resort on their way to lunch, sports or the beach.
Nude Bike Riding Events
Want to get naked and do something good for the planet? Find the World Naked Bike Ride event closest to you and get out there and cycle nude through city streets! There are over 70 events in 20 countries around the world where hundreds of nude cyclists ride through cities to share the message that shifting to a carfree and carefree lifestyle is one of the most powerful things a person can do to make a real difference in reducing negative environmental impacts on this planet. Check them out at www.WorldNakedBikeRide.org and get involved.
Ever dreamed of being all dressed up, and totally naked at the same time? Then the Fremont Solstice Parade near Seattle may be just the thing for you. Fremont’s a free spirited community that holds an annual parade at the beginning of summer each June. The traditional start to the parade is hundreds of naked cyclists, wearing nothing but body paint, riding through Fremont to the cheers and appreciation of thousands of spectators. We’ve seen naked lifeguards, geisha girls, bumblebees, nude cartoon characters, superheros and much, much more. It’s all about fun and imagination – and letting the world share your nude spirit.
At the legendary Burning Man event each August in the desert of Nevada there is are naked bikers cruising the camps every day and night. There are also special events for nude bikers, one for women and one for men. Appropriately named the Critical Tits, and Critical Dicks rides – they’re collections of hundreds of naked men and women of all ages riding through the Burning Man camp.
Does it hurt? Never! Does it feel good to get naked, hop on a bike, get some exercise and possibly bring some smiles to lots of other people. Absolutely! What are you waiting for?
The team from Things To Do Nude will be covering the 2010 Fremont Solstice Parade and naked bike riders this year. This is a great event to celebrate the summer solstice and the free spirit in the community of Fremont. Hundreds of men and women paint their bodies with designs, costumes and creative expressions, then ride the parade route naked as thousands of people cheer them on. Check out Solstice Cyclist for information on participating as a nude bike rider.
If you've got some ideas for a body paint design, can ride a bike nude for a few miles, and are going to be in the Seattle for the Solstice Parade area on Saturday June 19 come join the fun.