March 17, 2019

Things to do in Denver When You Are Dead Sexy


BIKESEXUAL BAJEEBUS! WE GOT SPONSORS!


Velowood Cyclery: The only bike shop in Denver brave enough to be a public-facing sponsor for Bike Smut! A full-service bike shop with a personal touch.

Vibrant: Vibrant offers high-end toys and supplies for adventurous adults, with proceeds going to support Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.

The Drop: The Drop is the HIV-testing center for PPRM that provides free testing and helpful services for sexual health, as well as a safe community space. 




Awakening: Denver's female-focused and female-owned pleasure center, now in TWO locations: RiNo and Broadway! So fun, so pretty, so approachable!




Vanilla Kink: the by-appointment and online toy store specializing in kinky stuff for all orientations, coming soon to brick-and-mortar near Sloan's Lake. So many collars, so little time. 



Studio Friction: The rope-and-aerials studio for circus and bondage in the Santa Fe neighborhood. Events, classes, and workshops available for all sorts of skills and fun!



Hey, Denver: A sweet group of folks who provide HIV/STI testing and harm reduction counseling and services to anyone who would like them. A great place to check in and keep yourself safe and healthy!



March 13, 2019

The Best of the Worst - World Premiere

It happening again but not as it has ever been done before.

Ravenous bikesexuals have been asking for a "best of Bike Smut" program for several years. But we have refused because if more than a decade of organizing art showcases of diverse methods of "getting on and getting off... bikes" has taught us its that one person's flat tire is another's unicycle. So rather than play favorites we are gonna go the opposite direction and play red-headed stepchild.

THE BEST OF THE WORST

More than just bikes or sex, this one night only show will permit Denver, Colorado's adult, consensual audience to engage with the most provocative bike-fucking films ever made.


This show will include frequent interaction with the audience.
Prepare for us to ask questions you have likely avoided answering for decades. 
One part film school, one part game show, all parts genital.
This may be the only time this show is ever produced.
Get ready to get uncomfortable

Wednesday, May 8th, Two Thousand Nineteen years into the Common Era
Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm
21+ only

SPONSORED BY


July 25, 2018

THURSDAY! OUR LAST SHOW IN CANADA!

SAVE THE RIO!

In most cities there are few venues where Bike Smut can present. Often we find ourselves in a backyard, or underground art gallery, which is fine for an intimate show, but when there's hundreds of people who want to watch it together... that's when we need a proper cinema!

We don't envy the difficulty of running a modern theater. Most filmmakers are not exactly easy to deal with and have an unrealistic expectation of their upcoming success.

From our perspective it's hard enough convincing people that we are actually a real event. Once you get beyond the spam filters and gatekeepers you still have to negotiate the taboo of having a night of profound exploration of how we move and fuck.

This challenges so much about who we are. Its rare to have spaces that can properly ride the line between risk taking in their programming and keeping their own doors open. The Rio here in Vancouver is on the bubble. They continually have interesting, provocative, independent art. But they are feeling the pinch. In a culture that can't see tomorrow because of the money they could make today, these places are always on the edge of capitalism's knife.

Thankfully The Rio is not just waiting for the axe to fall, they are actually doing something about it. The #SaveTheRio campaign has raised millions and is close to achieving its goal of making it so that they can buy the venue and have a little more breathing room in the future.

The deadline for this is August 1st so in addition to the community, nonprofit bike shops Bike Smut donates to while in Vancouver we are also splitting the proceeds with The Rio. We've had our last couple shows here and we can't imagine anywhere else we would go in Vancouver.


July 11, 2018

Kanucks gonna Kafuck... Bikes! The LAST EVER show in VANCOUVER, BC

We have news.

News about us.

And Canada.

Its serious.



We have said Bike Smut is in transition, but really its more like hibernation. Once a season we come out of our cave covered in scrawled drawings of tallbikes welded from Colnago frames, rub our eyes, then rub our saddles... with our genitals. We check up on our friends organizing the various World Naked Bike Rides (they are good!), check to see how the ice caps are doing (they are not good!)



Then we put together some glorious scheme, trek some epic distance, and then after an astounding presentation of sexualized mobility we return to our cave to slumber away the pain of modern car culture and exploitative pornography.



After doing more than a show every week for 10 years are shows are few and far between. So each time they happen it feels like it could be the last one. This is likely the last ever screening in Canada!

Vancouver, BC

Thursday, July 26th 2018

The Rio Theatre



more details as they get typed. Bears wake up grumpy. WE'RE AWAKE! FED AND NO LONGER GRUMPY!



June 27, 2018

WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE REPORT


the fabulous poster art from PDXWNBR.ORG


Following the rides in Los Angeles and Portland its worth getting some first hand accounts from the people who actually showed up and put some skin in the game.

photo by larameeee

Portland's ride gathered in Cathedral Park under the St. John's Bridge in North Portland at 8pm and depared at 9. Of course when you have more then ten thousand people departing it takes a while to disperse. Thankfully there was music by the High Step Society and the sidewalks were lined with countless enthusiastic supporters and a few people that were worried their clothes might not make it to the afterlife.
even naked bikers have their haters
The ride winded its way to Woodlawn park, about 7 miles away a pretty short ride, historically speaking. Of course most were not done partying and there were several options to choose from including following the Tiki Bike to a undisclosed beach party along the Columbia River.


There are some insightful comments on Bike Portland (and some obnoxious ones)
and some photos from

Apparently both I-5 traffic and ICE were invited to eat naked biker ass.

Now we move our attentions down the west coast a thousand miles to Los Angeles, where about 400 people joined in two daytime, naked celebratory protests of a different, uh flavor.
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We met in an industrial corridor of downtown LA at 9am, just across the train tracks from the skyline. A friend visiting from Phoenix joined me. We were some of the first to arrive, and when we did, at first it definitely had a very SoCal ex-hippy naturist vibe to it.
As it began to fill in, the group became much more diverse in age, race, and gender expression. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly, and we all took pictures with each other. It felt very relaxed and supportive. There were a couple taco trucks, body paint lead by the teenage daughter of one of the organizers, and overall had a very kid-friendly vibe. Very diverse in terms of age range.
At 10:30 we began the first leg of the ride.
LA WNBR is technically split into two shorter rides. The first leg it the political part and goes through the downtown municipal buildings boldly stating our messages: freedom from fuel and legal toplessness for everyone. We rode past the highway then headed back to the starting point.
Then we geared up for the second leg of the trip, where we were joined by many more riders totaling about 350 at its peak. The organizers provided water for the riders, and people were able to buy food at the trucks. There were also a few different groups tabling: naturalists, LA history buffs, and WNBR organizers mainly.
We left for the second leg of the ride, and rode through downtown, through Chinatown, and down the LA River Path. It was beautiful. People came out of shops and restaurants and cheered us on, smiling and saying they'd join us next year.
It was an extremely welcoming ride, I think having it during the day gives it a very different feel.
We stopped at a restaurant that was located just off the River Path, the restaurant let us use the bathrooms and order food and drinks and we were very well received by staff and patrons.
Then we headed back through the neighborhoods, and eventually wound around to the starting point again. People hung out and talked and networked when we got back, then it eventually dispersed at about 5:30pm.
It was very fun to experience WNBR in a new city for my 10th year doing it. I plan on getting involved with the organizers next year. It is a smaller ride, but it is mighty, and I think it is doing some really wonderful things.

(Pic below: me and part of the LA skyline.)




This weekend Vancouver and Victoria, BC host their WNBRs!
Find them! Support them! Join them! As bare as you dare!!

June 20, 2018

THE SEASON TO RIDE NAKED

Dear readers, we have failed you.

For 10 years we have documented our seemingly perpetual sojourn for joy and liberation. Embracing  self-mobilization and and sex-positivity as our our primary tool of emancipation from single-occupancy cars and general puritanical bullshit we have doggedly traveled and shared these ideas with the world. We are quite proud of our accomplishments but even with a massive collection of radical art the gratitude of our audience we are humbled by many of our best theoretical ideals so simply put into direction action by the participation in the World Naked Bike Ride.
Already in 2018 so many naked rides have come and gone. Besides the entire Southern Hemisphere (where they ride in March) Chicago, Toronto, Austin, Madison, New Orleans, Mexico City BrusselsThessaloniki, Manchester, Cambridge, Brighton and Bristol, all had rides in the past 10 days. But where we when all this naked action was going down?

Promoting and documenting our own plucky little film and performance festival is the primary thrust of this blog but we must not turn our backsides on the news and cultural phenomenon that works towards our ideals.
Alas, our primary organizers are worn. Despite slowing the number of shows to a polite trickle we are still not staying on top of our stated goals of sharing excellent ideas that mirror ours. The wear on our tires is starting to show but we are still rolling (more or less) and we are hopeful that these rare moments when we actually have something to chirp about will be appreciated that much more (said every blogger since 2012).

We have slowed the fuck down and we need to make amends. The only way we can think of to make it up to you is sharing some photo-heavy pictures from naked rides around the world.
Chicago has one of the largest rides in the world
We express our regret being unable to participate in the rides of the past; now let us embrace the sweet anticipation of rides to come!
The brilliant smiles of Bristol, UK
June 23
Portland, Oregon
Los Angeles

June 30
Vancouver, BC
Victoria, BC ... ah... well maybe having it the same day can help?

July 7
Amsterdam

July 14
Halifax,
Buffalo,

July 21
Helsinki, Finland 
Boston
St. Louis

September 8
Las Vegas
A misty night in Chicago

Have you ridden a bicycle naked? In public? As a visitor to a new place?!? It is pretty exciting to visit a city during a WNBR. As a spectator or a fully-presenting nude-tourist (... a Nudurist?) it's an exhilarating way to experience a city. But before you increase your carbon footprint, check to see if there is a naked ride happening near you. This website: http://worldnakedbikeride.org/ is a helpful place to get started. Just imagine, you could plant the seed that blooms into a naked revolution!




The WNBR in Thessaloniki, Greece included a sit in. protest + celebration = revolutionary party!
And even if you don't think you will join a naked ride take a moment to consider the creative slogans that YOU would present on your body. As one of the most attention-getting forms of peaceful protest its worthwhile keeping a catchy/cheerful/cheeky phrase in mind because you never know when a naked ride could happen and you will be completely unable to think up something clever in the moment. What's the best text you have read on a human body? Post your comment below and if it makes us smile we will send you a sticker in the fucking mail.
Is the Toronto WNBR mascot a mullet? No really! Go to their website then click on 2018 posters
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Thessaloniki pics by Φώτο Eurokinissi
Chicago Mist at Dusk photo by Brendan Forkin
Bright smiles from the Bristol WNBR 
Walgreen's Naked Bike Ride in Chicago photos by Raf Winterpacht
(warning some of these are FaceCrack links, which may be responsible for stealing souls, elections)

March 21, 2018

Science Friction in New Orleans!

Bike Smut is playing New Orleans! (or if you are imbibing in sufficient purple drank: Nawlyns)
 
Thursday, March 29th we want you to gear up! We are hosting a sexy sci-fi bike ride before the show, live performances and bonus surprises to end the night. Costumes and frivolous engagement are rewarded!

Ride from the Vortex Corner at 6:30pm, more details below

photo by rugged, outdoor personality, Franzia Ellers

Last time we were there we had some amazing performances!  
Gingerlicious and Claymazing were a big hit!



there was advocacy for improved safety in the streets AND between the sheets



even the local gambling machines got in on the action. Perhaps a sign of oncoming awareness of the upcoming theme, Science Friction







THURSDAY MARCH 29
ZEITGEIST ART CENTER
1618 ORETHA CASTLE HALEY (wheelchair accessible)

7:30 DOORS , 8PM SHOW
$10 SUGGESTED DONATION
WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE
ADULTS ONLY

SEXY SCI-FI BIKE RIDE!
THE VORTEX CORNER
FRANKLIN & ROYAL
6:30PM

(WARNING may steal all your personal info and/or sell your concept of democracy

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

 

March 1, 2018

Have Fun Storming New Castle

Whew! Well we do always like to go out with a bang and after the time Sydney gave us last night...


Wait, not Sidney, Sydney! The Australian cyclists came out in force to confirm their transportational sexuality. (some are purists but we hear many are also supportive of fucking on a train)

Tonight we are in New Castle for Australia's final screening. The Pacific Rim Job Tour: Part 2
Part 1 was when we showed Bike Smut on a beach in Homer Alaska, so now we only have to connect Asia and South America to complete the Chain Ring of Fire

our curator, Rev.Phil laying hands on the "Anal 2 Homer" in Alaska
For now we are content to conclude our first and possibly final visit to Australia. Yes, this might be the last time it ever screens in Australia. If you didn't know for the past 10 years we have averaged more than 50 shows a year (with most years being closer to 80 shows a year). This was made possible by a fervent commitment to share the surprisingly good art we were entrusted to present to you, our audience; also we were mostly homeless. But the years of perpetual touring have passed. Bike Smut is transforming; what it will become is, as of yet, unknown. Many excellent people claim they are ready to rise up and carry the flame for radical, human-powered, sex-positive film and performance. Still others have suggested that we abandon our archaic methods of in-person distribution and create a simultaneous, multi-city bikesexual webcast.



The future is unknown but at least for tonight you can have your home-grown bike porn... and watch it too!


Bike Smut in New Castle
Friday, March 2nd
The Royal Exchange
34 Bolton St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300
8pm
$12 or $10 advance tickets OR if you join us for Critical Mass before the show!

Fb event page

Go ride with New Castle Critical Mass! It starts at 6pm from Civic Park.
Oh, you didn't know? Bike Smut loves Critical Mass! We even helped make a feature length documentary about its eventual death in "bike-friendly" Portland.

Thanks for making our tour of Australia possible. Give lots of affection to Miss Poppy Cox and buy those handmade panties while you still can. They go fast!!

Bike Smut panties by the_forgotten_art

February 28, 2018

Opening our Clamshell in Sydney

We have two more days in Australia. Come watch porn with us!!

Our Tucson audience enraptured in bikesexuality.  Photo by Keith Perfetti
Sometimes it's hot. Sometimes it's awkward. Sometimes it's funny. Sometimes it is something completely unexpected.

Like with bikes, the joy of sex is not trying to limit the experience but instead just being able to be present in the moment to enjoy the ride.
 
And its happening tonight in Sydney, Australia

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
The Red Rattler Theatre
6 Faversham St, Marrickville, New South Wales
7:30 - 10:30 pm
$12 adv + booking fee  $ 15 door

February 8, 2018

Pacific Rim Job Tour: Melbourne!

Miss Poppy Cox has just flown in from Berlin to Australia where she is coordinating with local bikesexuals to provide human-powered transportation satisfaction Down Under!

Its our pleasure to promote the 2nd stage of the Pacific Rim Job Tour.


Melbourne
Longplay
Sun, Feb 18th
TWO SCREENINGS: ENTIRLEY DIFFERENT CONTENT
7pm doors (screening at 7:30
9pm
$12 for one screening
$18 for both
 

Expect details for Sydney and Newcastle soon!