WNBR rapidly started to come to life through collaborations with activist groups and individuals around the world. Since that time rides have also taken place in February and March mainly in the Southern Hemisphere. A smaller number of rides have taken place at other times of the year. Despite having similar political messages neither of these groups knew of the existence of the other until collaboration began many months before the first WNBR event. Initially the message of the WNBR was protesting against oil dependency and celebrating the power and individuality of the human body.
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According to the group's website, The World Naked Bike ride is "a people-powered happening bringing radical attention against oil addiction. Nude cyclists with lights flashing in their tire spokes rang bells as they barreled down avenues lined with cheering spectators, while a naked, apparently pregnant woman rode in a bike trailer. Cyclists showed up in Normandale Park an hour before the ride, shedding garments according to the ride theme "as bare as you dare". The rides are held in more than 75 U. But unlike events in other cities, the Portland ride works with local police, being considered as a protest. Officers direct traffic during what is generally a trouble-free event. Peter Simpson before the ride, adding "for residents who don't want to see it, the best advice is to just not go outside.