Downtown 12pm - 3pm Traffic PSA today => Vancouver Naked Bike Ride
By - xlxoxo
'This is a “Leave No Trace” event'
what about those poor mobi saddles!
Bring your sani wipes tomorrow
“protest against car culture, oil spills, and pipelines.”
“Parking: There is plenty of paid parking in the area, but it will fill up quickly.”
Seems on par for Vancouver
When "car free day" happens on main Street, the entire neighborhood surrounding that gets filled with parked cars
Car free day would normally be next weekend I think. Usually on Father’s Day weekend if I remember.
The satire writes itself.
We are all consumers baby!
Get ready to see some saggy parts flinging around
Noodles and flaps day
You **may choose NOT to use Mobi bike share for the next month**. https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/vancouver-news/vancouvers-naked-bike-ride-2018-1937558
Burn that seat!
I knew what this was even before opening it. lolz.
Lol they need to ban them from using Mobi.
Is there a route/road closure map?
If you go to this, I better not hear you complaining about "kink clothes at pride".
At least this event tells people not to bring their kids...
Hot looking people never do stuff like this.
I'm an ugly person and even I won't do this.
Thank you for your service
not all heroes wear capes.. and no clothes
Honestly i feel like they would get way too much attention. Could you imagine some model looking girl doing this, she would be stared down by every man in 100ft. So i kind of get it.
Please use a bidet before
Missed this week’s solar eclipse, but now I might catch a full moon.
Lots of crack.
Seeing people react negatively to this reminds me of how fucking boring many Vancouverites are. "No fun city" is a badge of pride for some people, it seems...
But you don't have to do it yourself, if it's not your thing. It's not doing you any harm, though, so why not just let other people have their fun?
I'm not exactly a puritan, but naked bike rides are indecent exposure. I wouldn't want my children to see a bunch of naked weirdos walking in public, what difference does it make that they're on bikes? Not to mention the repercussions this will have on traffic through the downtown core.
Heavens! Won't *someone* think of the children??!?
Thanks for convincing me to participate in the naked bike ride next year. I am anything but an exhibitionist; I don't even like taking my shirt off at the beach.
But enough is enough. I guess it's time for some acts of resistance against prudishness, and against the gentrification of this area by "nice families" who seek to impose their values in a place where people have traditionally been (somewhat) free to be different.
Next year I will be getting my sad old wang out and onto a bike, if only to fight back against grey, boring normies who would like nothing more than to make sure the whole world is as grey and boring as they are.
173 (1) Everyone who wilfully does an indecent act in a public place in the presence of one or more persons, or in any place with intent to insult or offend any person,
(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
*GASP!* Call the police! The morality police!
Nudity is not "indecent", so I don't know what you are trying to say here.
Have two kids. I think I’m raising them well. I don’t know what the fuss is about them seeing naked people. They’re born nude and run around nude all the time. It seems like not letting them see normal people nude could be worse and make them self conscious about their body shape or size. As Vox said, I don’t know why people are reacting negatively. This is supposed to be a fun, happy and feeing moment. You don’t have to partake or even see the nude people.
> You don't have to partake or even see the nude people.
I take issue with this as they are going down public streets. It's basically guaranteed other people walking will see them.
In a way we're all being forced to participate by allowing these clowns to close down major arterial routes during rush hour.
Yeah, they should be riding on *private* streets! You know, that secret underground private street network!
Also, Noon to 3 pm on a Saturday is "rush hour"?
>I wouldn't want my children to see a bunch of naked weirdos walking in public
Do you know why that is? Like is there a reason to call them "weirdos" beyond their being nekkid?
Let's be honest here, this sort of thing exclusively attracts weird people.
On the contrary, I think it draws out more people who have issues with nudity than actual nudists.
If you want to let it all hang out, you are more than welcome to visit a nudist beach - a discreet place where everyone knows and consents to what is happening.
It is not unreasonable to demand a basic standard of decency from members of the public elsewhere.
It actually is. Like that's why people have closed communities where they don't have to interact with society. Or move somewhere where everything they don't like is illegal.
But I mean, I have a buttcrack. You have a buttcrack. I don't understand why that has to be kept secret from your children.
They almost certainly have buttcracks too.
It absolutely is not. By that logic we should also legalize paedophilia, because who's society to say stuff like that isn't right?
We are a civilized nation. You are more than welcome to commit indecent acts in private places. The public has a right to not see your reproductive organs if they don't want to.
>It absolutely is not. By that logic we should also legalize paedophilia, because who's society to say stuff like that isn't right?
You've hit the nail on the head there. We as a society, have decided people shouldn't fuck children.
We have also decided that people don't need clothes to ride their bicycle.
>We are a civilized nation.
Questionable. But yeah, largely.
>You are more than welcome to commit indecent acts in private places.
Are you? Like indecent has a meaning.
>The public has a right to not see your reproductive organs if they don't want to.
Once again, not really sure that's the case.
You've made it abundantly clear that you don't like seeing people, or you like seeing clothes, or something along those lines. But I think it's also clear that isn't an opinion shared by the majority.
Japan has entered the chat
> We have also decided that people don't need clothes to ride bicycles
Who's we? Short of a bunch of hippies, I don't think that public opinion is on your side. I'd legitimately like to see a poll conducted on this, aggregated by factors such as family status, political leanings, etc.
> Are you?
What I do behind closed doors is none of your business. Vice-versa as well.
> You've made it abundantly clear that you don't like seeing people
Couldn't be further from the truth. I do however like civility and decency.
>By that logic we should also legalize paedophilia, because who's society to say stuff like that isn't right?
Fuck dude, this is a really bad comparison to make.
The route is publicized well ahead of time. Either avoid that area, or stay home.
My charter right to freedom of movement cannot be trumped by people committing an otherwise illegal act.
Do you have the same opinion of nude beaches and or topless women?
Why is it that the first "fun thing" that came to your mind is from sixteen years ago?
I don't care if you make out in public. It's none of my business. But as someone else pointed out, that was 16 years ago! Is your point that things are getting more conservative here these days, because that happened so long ago?
How dare you point out the fact that 2005 was 16 years ago!
Seriously, feels weird that some people on Reddit were born after 2005! But I am old so it seems recent to me. But it's just not.
I don't give a fuck. You don't require my consent for every little thing you want to do. I'm not your mom.
Well they can just deal with that then. Having an "EWWWW reaction" never killed anyone.
It's not my place to condone it or condemn it. Who appointed me the arbiter of public makeouts?
And if your kids saw that? I'm talking about A MASS ORGANIZED EVENT.
Remember that Simpsons Halloween episode where a bunch of advertising mascots came to life and started terrorizing Springfield and the only way to defeat them was to just stop looking at them? Just do that!
Just don't look!
Just don't look!
Do I dare? But I haven't pimped out my ride yet...
Bare bottom brackets everywhere
Stopped shaving pubic since covid, too shameful to go
I wonder if they put up huge signs everywhere so no one gets non-consensually bombarded with lots of nudity. Like, the guy exposing himself to a girl at Lord Roberts school gets hunted down by the police, and this is somewhat okay? I am sex and body positive and all, but this all seems non-consensual exhibitionism to me.
Well, reading the post, at least people are asked to wear helmets 😝
Nudity ≠ sex.
Some of the people may be getting of on the exhibitionist aspect, sure (participants and watchers). Just like some guy with a foot fetish may be turned on by bare feet at the beach or wherever.
Some guy whipping out his wang at a school is clearly doing it for sexual purposes. Some guy with his wang out at a nude beach is a different story.
I am not saying nudity is sex. But I am saying that nudity needs a content warning so people can decide to consent or not. And that those who don't understand consent, like children, maybe shouldn't be confronted with strangers' genitals. *shrugs*
Well, you could teach your kids to look away. Or you could understand that seeing a few dinks and boobies is not going to kill them. Or you could stay away from the area entirely.
Or you could move your family to a fundamentalist christian compound where no-one ever has to face the horrors of nudity.
So you have several options, other than expecting every inch of the world to conform to your values.
Funny. A. I don't have children. B. I am an atheist. C. I am a former sex worker. D. I am a freelance writer with a focus on consent and sex positivity and E. I am survivor of SA during childhood and work on a volunteer basis with survivors oh, and. F. I create nude art and put a damn content warning on it.
You read me wrong. I just value consent to exposure to nudity higher than anyone's right to shove their dick into a public space.
>I just value consent to exposure to nudity
You present your position as neutral, but your argument is based on a value *judgement*: that nudity is something scary that people must be warned about. But this is not *objectively* the case.
This value shared by most people in Canada, so it's not surprising that you feel that way.
Another unspoken premise of your argument is that all of Canada, or even all of Vancouver, is some kind of homogenous nudist-free zone. This is not the case.
People who go to Wreck Beach and expect people to cover up, for example, will be disappointed.
Do you forget *where* the naked bike ride is taking place? The ol' gay ghetto, where people would cruise (and sometimes still do) and exchange BJs in the public washroom?
This area is not for people shocked by nudity. Those people have a place. It's called "most of the world, almost all of the time".
FFS, *please* leave a *tiny* bit of space in this city for people who don't want to conform to conservative ideas about nudity.
You're an atheist and sex positive former sex worker, that's great. I am someone who lives in this area who appreciates it's history as a place where you can be a grown up who lives a little differently from almost *everyone* else, almost *everywhere* else.
So should this area be just like everywhere else, where people are protected from the scary nudists? No. Not everywhere in Vancouver has to be part of the homogenous, grey "safe" sameness of the rest of the damn world.
No comment on the bottom parts, but as for the top, woman have legally be allowed to go topless anywhere men can go topless in BC (maybe all of Canada) for many years now. A dozen topless woman could walk down Granville St or stroll past little timmy’s grade school and there are no laws being broken. Nudity is not disgusting and should be legal everywhere. It’s sad that we’ve made nudity shameful in society or something we feel we need to protect people from.
Totally not disagreeing with this. I am not against nudism or nudity. But in appropriate spaces with consent. I do not find it appropriate to push your naked bodies on others, and especially children. I am all for normalizing body positivity but unless little Timmy understands the idea of consent and safety, and that a naked protest and Uncle Buck's ding dong dangling in front of his face are not in the same ballpark, I think we need to make sure that there are only consenting adults around. Be naked but be safe. Can't be so hard?
Instead of requiring consent from everyone who might decide to be in the area of the 12 km bike route during that time, which would be impossible, maybe the easier thing to do would be to ensure the event was announced in all the media ahead of time so everyone concerned can get their kids off the streets and to a safe space for the 3 hours of exhibitionism and debauchery?
Promoting body consciousness or some such and the girls nipples are pixelated but the guys arent. The irony is thick here.
the dangling parts will create more drag coefficient.
LMAO. Take my awards that had me in stitches
Why do anything other than stay at home watching Netflix or whatever? Cuz it's fun and different, maybe?
But nobody's forcing you to participate, so if you don't like it, just don't worry about it and do your own thing.
Nice of them to commemorate Liberate HK movement on 612. Its been 2 years and some of the original victims have finally been released from jail recently too. Its a little hard to believe a first world country with its own stock exchange and a huge global trade center still has so much oppression. But 2 years later the media has forgotten about it and the oppression has only gotten worse.
5 demands never forget.
I didn't realize this was a memorial day; but NOT ONE LESS is what I have to say to that.
Why does this comment have nothing to do with thread, but has a bunch of awards?
Maybe today 2nd anniversary of the protests and the bike ride is a type of protest? Idk?
Yeah, but the naked bike ride significantly precedes the fight for HK.
Years ago we were minding our business and came across a party of very finely dressed women coming out of afternoon tea, a bridal shower of some sort. My buddy wanted to find an excuse to make conversation.
And then the naked bike ride started streaming past us. Everybody whipped out their phones and just stood their filming in silence because it was so surreal. The boys, the girls, everybody on the street.
When it was over and everybody was giving each other the "Well that just happened!" look my buddy goes. "Actually, I think you ladies look prettier with clothes on!"
I think they found that quite charming. They also didn't have the time of day for him. Could have told him so.
the public shouldn't have to be subjected to this
idk maybe just dont go if you dont want to see it, seems pretty easy to me
Don’t go downtown? Am I missing something? I go to wreck beach knowing what is in store but downtown is a totally different story?
I mean if you go downtown at those posted times then you also know what is in store.
I live downtown.