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Toronto’s World Naked Bike Ride – June 11, 2016
Take part, As Bare As You Dare, THIS SATURDAY JUNE 11 in Toronto
Gather Noon (or before) at Toronto’s Coronation Park near the foot of Bathurst by the lake at the centre of the park
Time: Gather at 12 noon for socializing, body painting (the detailed artists will be there at 10a.m.), bike decorating etc. Bring food to share if you wish. Ride starts at 1 pm, following a route along several major streets in the downtown core.
Location: It starts at Coronation Park (by the waterfront at the centre of the park; at the big Canadian flag pole.)
In order to stay in touch be sure to sign up to get ride updates directly at World Naked Bike Ride, and/or check this Toronto WNBR wiki.
Ride departs at 13:00h (1pm) sharp.
Start: Coronation Park by the lake. South of the CNE’s Princes Gate. Meet at 12:00 noon, ride 1pm. Bring water and sunblock, and perhaps a picnic lunch and decorating materials. Coronation Park on the waterfront has always served us well as a picturesque and practical gathering/staring point.
Route The clockwise route passes many of Toronto’s landmarks and popular areas. Highlights include Trinity Bellwood’s Park, Kensington Market, University of Toronto, Queen’s Park, Yorkville, Yonge Street, Church Street, Ryerson University, Dundas Square, City Hall and the bank towers on Bay Street. The official end is at the Jack Layton Memorial Ferry Docks where some riders depart by Ferry to Hanlan’s clothing optional beach while others scoot west across Queens Quay back to Coronation Park.
We may altar the route slightly to avoid road construction, because someone has a really good detour idea, or just to shake things up.
What to bring
- Signs for yourself and your bike
- Body paints (Two professional body painters will arrive at 10a.m. Cost: From $20 for basic to
$100 elaborate work or bring your own paint and brush.)
- A personal picnic lunch including beverages for the day
- Bicycle helmet – let’s be good role models!
Note: Cycling rules in Toronto have changed. Be mindful that you have a headlight, tail light, reflectors. We want to be role models also.
It is perfectly legal for women to go topless in Canada anywhere that a man might, which includes cycling on city streets.
Furthermore, the Crown has acknowledged that participating in an orderly event naked is not illegal, so long as you are wearing something, such as shoes
For more info see the Toronto wiki at http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Toronto
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