Saturday, June 08, 2024

World Naked Bike Ride Toronto 2024

The cheeky ride returns to Toronto Saturday, June 8! Hundreds of naked, or nearly naked, riders show up in Coronation Park for the annual protest bicycle ride through the streets of downtown Toronto. This event is part of a twenty-year, world wide protest that in Canada will also be held in Montreal, Halifax and Vancouver while Edmonton and Halifax participated in 2023. I have previously posted information on preparing for the ride on my post here. Gene is already on site before 8am ready to greet the riders.

If you see the ride coming you will also hear chants of "Less Gas, More Ass" and "World Naked Bike Ride" as people ride to save the world, protesting against the pollution caused by combustion vehicles and also riding against body shaming while promoting bicycling and fighting climate change.

WNBR Toronto organizer Gene Dare will greet people in Coronation Park, just south of Princes' Gates across Lake Shore Boulevard, beginning around 9am. Riders and interested people will show up to the Victory-Peace Monument by the tall Canadian flag pole. Socializing and body painting will happen before the ride leaves the park at 1pm and this year 'Naked News' star Eila Adams will be joining the ride.
Latest route map

You can find WNBR passing by the following iconic Toronto tourist spots between the start of the ride (1pm) and approximately 4:30pm.

Coronation Park (start, bathroom). Leave the park at 1pm
Trinity Bellwoods Park
Kensington Market
University of Toronto
Queen's Park (possible stop)
Allan Gardens (possibly, construction is underway in the park. possible stop)
Metropolitan University of Toronto
Yonge-Dundas Square (usually two circles around the square)
Toronto Eaton Centre
Toronto City Hall (usually the longest stop, bathroom)
David Pecaut Square (new biking sculpture)
Union Station
Roundhouse Park/CN Tower (possible stop)
Sugar Beach (possible stop)
HTO Beach
Coronation Park (final stop, get dressed, bathroom)

You can also join in along the route, difficult to plan on though, and every year several people impulsively see the ride, take off their clothes and join in WNBR. The planned ending is to return back to Coronation Park or go over to Hanlan's Point Beach on the Toronto Islands, otherwise you can depart the ride wherever you want.

Some of the previous rides in Toronto.

A nice lady was giving out free bike helmets. Clothing optional but safety first. She is Inga the CEO of Prime Health CarePrime Health Care. Inga also brought water and juice to Sugar Beach for the riders. Many thanks to Inga

See more photos of the ride after the jump.
The ride makes it to City Hall for the traditional pond meet

Applying body paint
Queen's Park stop

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