Is that a kick stand, or are you just protesting?

Cyclists in Melbourne, Australia doffed their duds over the weekend in protest of almost everything during the World Naked Bike Ride. The group's Facebook page describes its mission statement as follows:

We face automobile traffic with our naked bodies as the best way of defending our dignity and exposing the unique dangers faced by cyclists and pedestrians plus all the negative effects of oil, cars, war, consumerism non-renewable energy as well as promoting positive body image.

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  • World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS NUDITY) Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 3, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The bike ride is intended to 'peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy'. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS NUDITY) Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 3, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The bike ride is intended to 'peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy'. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS NUDITY) Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 3, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The bike ride is intended to 'peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy'. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS NUDITY) Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 3, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The bike ride is intended to 'peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy'. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS NUDITY) Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 3, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The bike ride is intended to 'peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy'. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS NUDITY) Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 3, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The bike ride is intended to 'peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy'. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS NUDITY) Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 3, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The bike ride is intended to 'peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy'. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS NUDITY) Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 3, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The bike ride is intended to 'peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy'. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS NUDITY) Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 3, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The bike ride is intended to 'peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy'. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS NUDITY) Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride on March 3, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The bike ride is intended to 'peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy'. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

While clothing was optional during the "recreational" event, sunblock, helmets and shoes were not. It spanned 2.5 miles in Melbourne
and included all the bells, butts, whistles and body paint the town has come to expect from the event every year.

Of course, when it isn't warm out, we turn our eyes to naked sledding in Germany, which is an equally awesome -- though noticeably colder -- sport.

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  • Topless Sledding!

    Competitors wearing only underwear and panties ride a sled in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)

  • Topless Sledding!

    Topless female competitors wearing only panties prepare to compete in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)

  • Topless Sledding!

    Competitors wearing only underwear and panties ride a sled in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)

  • Topless Sledding!

    Topless female competitors wearing only panties prepare to compete in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)

  • Topless Sledding!

    Competitors wearing only underwear and panties ride a sled in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)

  • Topless Sledding!

    Topless female competitors wearing only panties prepare to compete in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)

  • Topless Sledding!

    Topless female competitors wearing only panties prepare to compete in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)

  • Topless Sledding!

    Topless female competitors wearing only panties prepare to compete in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)

  • Topless Sledding!

    Competitors wearing only underwear and panties ride a sled in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)

  • Topless Sledding!

    Competitors wearing only underwear and panties ride a sled in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)

  • Topless Sledding!

    Topless female competitors wearing only panties prepare to compete in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)

  • Topless Sledding!

    Competitors wearing only underwear and panties ride sleds in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)

  • Topless Sledding!

    Topless female competitors wearing only panties prepare to compete in the 2013 naked snow-sledding competition on February 23, 2013 in Altenberg, Germany. The annual event, which this year drew thousands of spectators, is sponsored by a local radio station. (Joern Haufe / Getty Images)