News

You Might See A Bunch Of People Biking Naked Through Montreal Today

The clothing-optional bike ride is meant to be a peaceful protest.

The Montreal edition of the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is set to take place on Saturday, so if you see a large group of nude people cycling down the street, you'll know why — it's meant to be a peaceful protest against fossil fuels and the world's dependency on oil.

The clothing-optional bike ride is scheduled to begin at Dorchester Square — which is at the intersection of Rue Peel and Boulevard René-Lévesque — at 1 p.m., and tour the city until at least 8 p.m. when the night ride will take place.

Montreal's 2021 World Naked Bike Ride Map For July 17 Emma Dare | Facebook

A map posted by the Facebook group's administrator shows that the ride will pass through City Hall grounds, into the Village, and through Downtown Montreal before returning to the square.

The WNBR's Wiki page recommends that cyclists wear a mask for their protection during the ride.

Cyclists can also rent BIXI bikes for the course, but BIXI told MTL Blog in March that it requests that cyclists cover the seats with plastic bags for sanitary purposes. It also reminded participants to wear shoes and helmets.

At the time, Gene Dare, the organizer of the World Naked Bike Ride in Montreal, told MTL Blog that it was hard to say how many cyclists would participate this year. However, its Wiki page states that this year's edition is "a much bigger and exciting ride."

World Naked Bike Ride Montreal 2021

World Naked Bike Ride (Montreal) 2021's Event Poster

The World Naked Bike Ride in Montreal will take place on July 17.

Gene Dare | Facebook

Price: Free to attend, register here

When: July 17 at 1 p.m. Night ride begins at 8 p.m.

Address: Dorchester Square, corner Rue Peel and Boul. René-Lévesque

Facebook

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.