Naked bike protests

Do you have to be an avid cyclist/demonstrator to understand the point of a naked bike protest? I am all for people having the right to voice their concerns in whatever way they think is best.. But I don’t know. It just seems like your message will get lost in the fact that you are riding your bike around with no clothes on. In my head it just seems to invalidate the reasons you have for doing it. Is the average Joe that happens to see you going even consider the issues after they see that or are they going to go home and laugh with their friends over a story of a bunch of crazy naked people riding over a bridge.

I have always had a hard time understanding the ways that our biking community chooses to voice their concerns. I’m not saying it’s wrong or anything, I just don’t understand it. If you can help me to understand maybe you will see me at the next naked protest.. or not..

Oh yeah, in case you haven’t heard a bunch of naked people will be riding their bikes over the St. Johns Bridge tomorrow.

3 Comments so far

  1. Aaron B. Hockley (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 8:13 pm

    The gay population does similar antics every year during their pride parade, so why not other groups?

  2. no one in particular (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 12:52 am

    The thing you might not get about bike protests (similar to other protests, but even moreso on a bike) is that many people do them because they’re FUN.

    Critical Mass? YEAH, IT’S FUN.


  3. Banana Lee Fishbones (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 8:22 am

    Nobody was naked in the Pride Parade this year. Sometimes you see a topless lady or two, but that’s it.

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