Thursday, July 24, 2008

some beautiful links

WNBR is getting loads of publicity - check it out:

We're also featured on KDHX and KWUR. Keep up spreading the word, and see you Saturday at CAMP!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

after party

Atomic Cowboy has responded with a "Right on" to the possibility of having the post naked bike ride at their facilities. Anybody have any opposition to this? Or any other suggestions for a raging after party?

Meshuggah Meeting Minutes

Sorry these are long overdue... I'm a little technologically inept and I couldn't figure out how to sign in. But for all those avid readers out there, we had a meeting a little over a week ago to go over the event. Here's what we completed (compliments of Mariah's noting skillz):

1. Alternate body painting location suggested by Don. The pool pavilion is next to a playground (highly trafficked by youngsters) so we'll have people there to direct body painters to a more discreet location still within Tower Grove Park at 7 pm…but 9 pm departure will still be at the Pool Pavilion!
2. More flyers are on the way for the "Indecent Exposure to Cars: The Documentary of the World Naked Bike Ride" screening set for July 26th at CAMP (3022A Cherokee Street). Also, flyers has been hitting the streets of St. Louis-Cherokee, South Grand, and the Loop that is!! Don will be distributing our flyers at the Fucking Bike Club Ride this Friday which ya'll should try to make it to. (Don, would you mind adding the time and date info for the CAMP movie and our e-mail address to those flyers? Much appreciated!)
3. Speaking of the film screening, we'll be having a bake sale at the event to raise funds for body paint purchasing and paying CAMP. The more cookies and yummy goods the better, so get your oven mitts on!
4. The PO-PO: we're in contact with the lieutenants in charge of coordinating public events but have yet to decide whether to reveal our location and time to them. Vidya will also try to find contact info for a bike-friendly officer who attended an event she was a part of recently. Thanks Vidya!
5. Ze route- so far we're looking at leaving Tower Grove then to Cherokee then to Broadway (past the Lemp Brewery) then downtown near Busch Stadium (if no baseball game) then Wash Ave then eventually ending back near Lafayette Park. During the ride, we'll have a person in the front and one in the back with bike lights to help keep us together.
6. Finally, we're trying to arrange an after-party at Open Lot which is near Park and South 18th. If folks have ideas for alternate after-party locations, send them our way! That's about all, we'll keep you posted on our upcoming guerilla flyering party, but until then happy cycles and keep spreading the word!

Monday, July 7, 2008

updates updates !!

Alright, so the St. Louis World Naked Bike Ride is now hosting a grand promotional event for Saturday, July 26 at 9 pm (exactly one week before the actual ride... whoa!).

Come see Indecent Exposure to Cars: The Story of the World Naked Bike Ride
Where: CAMP (Community Arts and Media Project, located on 3022 Cherokee St).
What to bring: price is $2 for cyclists/walkers, $3-5 for drivers. OR you can bring body paint and come for free! We'll also have a delicious bake sale, so if you'd like to donate baked goods or just come with a craving for sweets, that would be excellent.

Hope you all can make it. Mariah and I watched it a few weeks ago and it definitely pumped us up for the event. Plus, it'll be a great way to meet each other fully clothed.

Other stuff we've been working on:
Legality - We'll be contacting the police soon. So far, we've contacted other cities, and though it's usually illegal to go around naked in the city (as in Saint Louis), since it is a protest, the popos are usually more lenient on the issue. But basically, until we get further information, be ready to comply the any police requests, but it should hopefully be chill.

Route - We're planning on starting around Tower Grove Park itself, then going down Cherokee and the Lemp Mansion, down Broadway, near the Arch, around Washington Ave, maybe Central West End, and ending around Lafayette Square. It's not set in stone, so any suggestions/requests are still appreciated.

Publicity - Please let friends and strangers know about the event! We've started flyering and leaving quarter sheets around, and if you want to help out, either make your own or let us know and we can give you a copy/copies for you to do some fun flyering of your own. Maybe we'll schedule some sort of fun bike guerilla flyering extravaganza in the dark of the night a little bit before the event. We've also been letting websites and online calendars know, though we're not sure if they're all listening...

Anyway, hope everyone is having a pleasant July. Please email us or call us... we're lonely and love conversation. And help.