#BodyAutonomy Ride #BikeNYC #WNBR #WNBRNYC JUNE 9th! Call for organizers!

Hey you radical bodies!


NAKED BIKE RIDE JUNE 9th!


Though we have had a lack of consensus among organizers over when WNBR NYC 2012 should happen, volunteers have called for a “Body Autonomy” bike ride in solidarity with WNBR on June 9th. This has been put on the Time’s Up! calendar online and in print with the minimal
following information:


BODY AUTONOMY RIDE - Saturday June 9th Time and location TBD We will reclaim our bodies and our public spaces in this amazing dance ride. Expect body painting, bands, an after party and good times!!!

http://times-up.org/calendar/detail.php?calendarid=3708

Anyone in the NYC area is interested in participating/organizing for a WNBR-style ride on June 9th, please let us know ASAP (wnbrnyc [at] gmail [dot] com) so we can make some great decisions about how we can have the most fun on a group ride while protest against all dangers to our bodies.

More info on WNBR & WNBR NYC can be found here: http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/ & here:http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=New_York_City&oldid=23284

Please note that the phrase “Body Autonomy” has been chosen to give this ride for explicitly feminist approach, and we are especially looking for more organizers with strong feminist backgrounds. BECAUSE OTHERWISE WHAT IS THE POINT? LET’S STOP PERPETUATING TOXIC SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTS THAT POISON ALL OUR BEAUTIFUL MINDS & BODIES. Sexist/sizist/body-shaming/homophobic/violent etc behavior will not be tolerated. Find a great definition of Body Autonomy here:

http://fromthemindoftinapj.wordpress.com/tag/body-autonomy/
The Body Autonomy Ride is a safer space for all bodies to ride free of harassment or pollutants in the physical or mental environment. To participate each rider is asked to respect that the liberation of bodies requires freedom, autonomy, and justice for all. This begins with joy and commitment to self determination for all riders.

For more on Times Up’s Safer Spaces Policy, see:
http://www.facebook.com/l/WAQFAxGdgAQFS7SeFE0ZEagEjHczO8B3zglnpG1cX2tkQDg/times-up.org/index.php?page=safer-spaces-policy

For scenes from Previous Rides:
http://www.facebook.com/l/_AQFlrEWmAQGOGmI1ar13AhPjHmQ8LvqjpcRUkqNJ-9booQ/www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlJKt8Etu64
We hope this answers the question of “What is up with the naked ride???”

Now help make it! Call and host a meeting! Find concensus on intentions; plot routes and contingency plans; create & distribute outreach materials; plan outfits for the day; write slogans; fix up your bike; get paint and body decor; ect! MOST IMPORTANT SPREAD THE WORD & STAY TUNED.
Ride Safe, Ride Free,
RESPECT BODY AUTONOMY!

NO COPS NO CLOTHES. THE FIRST HALF OF THE RIDE RETURNS TO BKLYN.