Get your butt in gear during the Annual World Naked Bike Ride in Kelowna

Hundreds of cyclists took part in a naked bike ride event in Greece earlier this month.
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KELOWNA - For such a casual event, the Annual World Naked Bike Ride packs in a lot of activism.

Billed on its Facebook page as 'light-hearted protest against our dependence on fossil fuels" the weekend ride in Kelowna is also 'a commentary on the vulnerability of cyclists and reinforcement of positive body image values.'

If that aligns with your values, then feel free to doff your duds, don your helmet and join them. The ride starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, from Mushroom Beach (the other side of the tunnel from Hot Sands Beach in City Park).

According to the Facebook event page Annual World Naked Bike Ride Kelowna 2015, the ride will take off from there and wind its way through through downtown for one to two hours. This is the second year the ride has taken place.

Organizers say participants should consider wearing a bike helmet, body paint or silly skimpy attire and that full or partial nudity is not required.

At the very least, you might want to consider sunblock. The forecast is for mainly sunny Saturday, although high for the day is 25 Celsius, down considerably from the recent record-breaking heat but still just above seasonal normal temperatures.

There will be a pre-ride potluck barbecue. Details on that are available by calling 604-657-9303.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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