Underwear Ride

IMPORTANT NEWS from Barbra, the videographer on inline skates who interviewed riders and recorded the past several years at World Naked Bike Ride Chicago (WNBR-C).

UNDERWEAR RIDE this Friday July 30th

All are invited to July's Chicago Critical Mass* ride, which Barbra planned, creating a theme and map that strives to relive the amazing spirit of WNBR Chicago: ”The Underwear Mass!” This Friday July 30th, meeting downtown at Daley Plaza after 5pm, leaving after 6pm. This is NOT a naturist/nude event per se.

Barbra says: "This mass is about being free, pushing limited social ideas concerning our human body, and is meant to help people think about the human body as natural, beautiful and consider the reality that we don't have to be sexualized or perfect to enjoy our body and have others enjoy our body. This ride challenges us to consider gender equality... and as women who choose to be top-free must cover their nipples by law, this ride encourages men to show their solidarity by covering their nipples as well. I hope to challenge the media-pushed dichotomy of over-sexualization vs. shame over our bodies. This mass will most likely end at GORGEOUS Montrose beach for a dance party and to enjoy the sun, sea, and sand for an fabulous summer mass ending! I will have a limited about of body paint and tape to share starting at 4:30 (I'll be there early). Hope you can make it, and that everyone's summer is as fun and amazing as it began with WNBR!"

Facebook.com event: http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=112319798820372
TheChainLink.org event: http://thechainlink.org/events/chicago-critical-mass-352
ChicagoCriticalMass.org flyer: http://chicagocriticalmass.org/flyerexchange/flyerlist
SmartPhone users: http://MassUp.us

Map: Full Color single page, or printable 3up high-res (11MB) back / front
* Chicago Critical Mass is a massive group bike event, without official management nor route. To participate in the Underwear route, you must actively follow and support its facilitators, as there may be others routes and even hijackers. Your bike must be in good condition, and you must be capable of riding more than 18 miles. For more info on Chicago Critical Mass see http://ChicagoCriticalMass.org

ALSO Barbra's (UMC4) WNBR-C videos are online. Fun short documentaries that capture the atmosphere well.
2010: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ai8ifRXGwp0
2009: http://youtube.com/watch?v=NP29c-_wC1k