The World Naked Bike Ride plans to hit Chicago and at least 25 other cities around the world Saturday as a peaceful protest against international oil consumption, according Chicago ride organizer Aurora Danai.
“We don’t expect everyone to be OK with this,” said Danai, a 26-year-old Bucktown resident. “We’re just trying to have a good time and raise awareness.”
Now in its third year, World Naked Bike Ride is a way for communities to simultaneously protest oil use and promote positive self-images by ditching motor-powered vehicles and the body coverings society demands people wear, Danai said.
World Naked Bike Ride organizers expect people in at least 14 countries to participate in Saturday’s ride. Locally, Danai expects about 300 people to bike, skate and even jog during the event.
The Chicago ride will take place at night, Danai said, out of respect for parents who do not want their children exposed to adult nudity.
On that note, welcome to the blogroll, Leslie.