The 2009 World Naked Bike Ride series officially kicked off on 7 March in the Southern Hemisphere.
Having begun in 2004 the first Washington DC event took place in 2006.
After first gathering at Franklin Square Park on 14th between I and K Streets in NW Washington DC on Saturday afternoon, 13 June 2009, the 20 to 25 'almost naked' participates stepped-off from 14th and I Streets for a ride to the US Capitol.
Where after a brief photo-opt the 20 or so 'almost naked' riders streaked through the streets for a final news rally in front of the White House.
While most participates in the 2009 World Naked Bike Ride / WDC event were from the Washington DC area, a few were also from the Baltimore and West Virginia areas.
While I have more photos to upload here are my three video projects from the 2009 event:
- 4th WNBR/DC Assemblance at Franklin Square Park
- 4th WNBR/DC Step-off at 14th & I Streets, NW, WDC
- 4th WNBR/DC in front the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Visit my 4th Annual World Naked Bike Ride / DC photoessay and webpage for updates and more photo uploads.
Indicating that next year will be his 5th and final year, WNBR/DC organizer Roger Paul proposes that, in 2010, the World Naked Bike Ride/DC event be a MORE MASSIVE collaboration that will attract many other cities from around the area and, perhaps. throughout the nation and/or Northern Hemisphere to Washington DC.