03/06/2013 11:54 am ET Updated Mar 07, 2013

World Naked Bike Ride: Australia's Cyclists Get Nude For Safety (NSFW PHOTOS)

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.

GALLERY (Story continues below):

(CONTAINS NUDITY) World Naked Bike Ride Melbourne 2013

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.

Topless Sledding!