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02/03/2016 2:09 AM AEDT

BAD NUDES: Melbourne Holds Last-Ever Naked Bike Ride (NSFW)

Aussie cyclists bare all down under.

No more nudes is bad news for Australians who like biking in the buff.

Melbourne held a naked biking event on Sunday in honor of the aptly-titled World Naked Bike Ride Day.

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    The event is held in various cities around the world, usually in mid-March for southern hemisphere cities and June for the northern hemisphere.
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    The ride has been going on annually for the past 10 years, but  it won't be held in Melbourne again, at least not by the current organizer Dallas Goldburg.
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    "I see the vision of the World Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne has changed over the years," Goldburg told The Age. "Cycling and cycling awareness has become a full time job, not just one day a year. The crowd is also a bit of an issue."
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    About 200 scantily clad cyclists participated in the naked bike ride, which took place on a 15-kilometer stretch of road near St. Kilda Beach.
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    Participants in the naked bike ride have to agree with a brief mission statement:
    "We face automobile traffic with our naked bodies as the best way of defending our dignity and exposing the unique dangers faced by cyclists and pedestrians plus all the negative effects of oil, cars, war, consumerism and non-renewable energy."
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    Some cyclists used body paint to make nakedly political statements about environmental issues nudism and cyclist safety, according to the Mirror. Other statements are more personal.
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    This may be the last Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne, but Aussies who can't get enough of biking in bare flesh can pedal over to Brisbane by March 12. Estimated travel time by bike: a mere 83 hours.
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