Code of Conduct

Respect for All Bodies

The Philly Naked Bike Ride is dedicated to making cycling, nudity and free expression safe and enjoyable for everyone.

PNBR’s Sexual and Physical Harassment Policy

WE (organizers, volunteers, and participants) will ensure that all meetings and events pertaining to and organized by the Philly Naked Bike Ride are safe, comfortable and enjoyable for everyone involved.

WE (organizers, volunteers, and participants) will ensure that no one, under any circumstance, participates in any form of sexual or physical harassment.

Sexual and physical harassment is: Unwelcome verbal remarks or physical behavior of a sexual nature, especially when concerning a person’s body or sexuality.

Unwelcome Behavior is the critical word. Unwelcome does not mean “involuntary.” A victim may consent or agree to certain conduct and actively participate in it even though it is offensive and objectionable. Therefore, conduct or behavior is unwelcome whenever the person subjected to it considers it unwelcome. Whether the person in fact welcomed the act or behavior depends on all the circumstances.

Sexual and physical harassment includes, but is not limited to, the following unwanted behaviors:

  • Commenting on another person’s body (Comment: A remark, opinion or description)
  • Commenting on another person’s sexuality (Sexuality: Anything relating to the person’s sexual nature as a human being)
  • Expressing an opinion about another person’s body
  • Expressing an opinion about an aspect of another person’s body
  • Expressing an opinion about another person’s sexuality
  • Expressing an opinion about an aspect of another person’s sexuality
  • Unwanted sexual looks or gestures
  • Cat calls
  • Comments about a person’s anatomy, clothing or looks
  • Unwanted sexual or physical jokes, teasing, remarks or questions
  • Asking someone about their body or their sexuality
  • Touching someone’s clothing, hair or body without their permission
  • Staring at someone
  • Asking personal questions about social or sexual life
  • Looking a person up and down (elevator eyes)
  • Following someone
  • Repeatedly asking out a person who is not interested
  • Asking about sexual fantasies, preferences or history
  • Making sexual gestures with hands or other body movements

WE (organizers, volunteers, and participants) vow to confront anyone that we see engaging in these types of behaviors.

The PNBR is dedicated to the prevention of sexual and physical harassment at all PNBR meetings and events. The PNBR reserves the right to remove any organizer, volunteer, or participant who violates this policy from the event in which the violation occurs as well as ban the violator from any and all future PNBR events.

PNBR Photograph and Video Policy

PNBR does not recruit, hire, or contract any photographers, videographers, etc.

We welcome photography/filming during the ride, but there are restrictions.

Photographers/Videographers (including any rider with phone/camera phone)

RESPECT everyone.

ASK permission before photographing/videographing anyone, before and after the ride.

CONSENT to one photographer/videographer does not imply consent to all.

WE (organizers, volunteers, and participants) will enforce these restrictions without exception.

WE recognize that this is a NUDE and PUBLIC event.

WE will do our own policy enforcement.

WE have the right to say “NO” to anyone taking photos/videos and/or asking permission to do so.

WE will identify any aggressive photographer/videographer and inform others.

WE will assist each other in defusing a troublesome situation.

WE will ask anyone violating these restrictions to stop and desist, and if it continues, to leave the event.

Ultimately, one of the goals of the Philly Naked Bike Ride is to desexualize nudity and to encourage everyone to embrace nudity as a normal, enjoyable way of life. Following this policy will help further this goal and teach all of us how to be better people in general.

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