portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article announcements global

bikes/transportation | environment

Second ciclonudista (world naked bike demonstration)

Saturday june 11th , 2005
ˇNaked before the traffic! ˇJustice on the streets!
Cartel
Cartel
GLOBAL ACTION DAY

Second ciclonudista (world naked bike demonstration)

Saturday june 11th , 2005
ˇNaked before the traffic! ˇJustice on the streets!

Justice on the streets, this is what we claim with a strong conviction and in earnest, but cheerfully as well, having a good time. Cars impose their law and order on us: speed, high-handedness, fumes and violence. That is why when we move day by day on our bikes we transform our mobility into an everyday disobedience act. If, on top of that, we demonstrate naked on our bikes we turn disobedience into an exemplary protest.

The calling of Coordinadora de Colectivos Ciclonudistas in Zaragoza (Aragón-Spanish State) and World Naked Bike Ride is being second for a lot of cities all over the world. In Spanish State for Zaragoza, Madrid, Pamplona, Huesca and Barcelona (more info www.ciclonudista.net)

The Coordinadora de Colectivos Ciclonudistas in Zaragoza (Aragón-Spanish State) makes a call to organize Ciclonudista (Naked Bike Ride) demonstrations in the cities all over the world, on Saturday June 11, 2005, with an aim to extend to your hometown those already held in Zaragoza in last 4 years and in 30 cities all over the world on 2004.

We denounce that our streets have been kidnapped by privately used cars which collapse cities and degenerate these into a hostile and dangerous land. Cars kill and we are shocked at their impunity. If we question them, so many transnational war interests in petrol and car industry are at stake. We propose a model of a city where people get back their space, where moving needs are reduced and where there is a commitment to pedestrians (all of us are) and to less polluting and more effective means of transport.

Why cycling? The bicycle is a reliable, healthy, ecological and amusing means of transport. It is an icon, a symbol of freedom and a practical instrument to transform society. It does not pay taxes, does not waste oil, does neither cooperate with a destroying development nor with global war.

Why naked? Because we feel we are naked before the traffic owing to the drivers' lack of respect and the apathy of our rulers. Thus we make it visible that our bodywork is fragile. Moreover, we show our body naturally, not feeling ashamed, toppling taboos regarding our physical appearance which are imposed by fashion and the greediness of the textile transnational industry. To sum up, we face urban traffic with our naked body on our bikes as the best way of defending our dignity and of living the social struggle.

Visit our website: www.ciclonudista.net

Contact us for more information.:  info@ciclonudista.net

Visit: www.worldnakedbikeride.org

Coordinadora de Colectivos Ciclonudistas de Aragón (CCC)

homepage: homepage: http://www.ciclonudista.net

it's happening in Portland 07.Jun.2005 01:21

skwaraz

It's happening in Portland, June 11:
 http://shift2bikes.org/pedalpalooza/index.shtml#June11:Dance%20Party

as part of pedalpalooza

ride nekkid, ride fun

last year's ride was a HUGE success. A PPB officer in a cruiser gave the peace sign to 100+ mostly naked cyclists as they rode down front ave.