But first things first: today is another World Naked Bike Ride in San Francisco! It's one of two that The City participates in every year. This one is in solidarity with the Southern Hemisphere ride. Another one will be celebrated in June.
The ride seeks to draw attention the world's increasing depedence on fossil fuels. In cities all over the world, riders gather and shed as much clothing as they want (usually completely naked, but that's optional) and ride together naked through the City. Why naked? Well, for one thing, it's an attention grabber! People will pay a lot more attention to 100 naked riders than a hundred fully clothed ones.
Here are the details if you want to participate:
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. (assemble); noon (ride)
Where: Justin Herman Plaza between Market Street & Embarcadero Blvd. behind the northeast corner of the Vaillancourt Fountain
Check out the event listing for more details.