Local Naked Bike Ride Scheduled for Tomorrow to Promote Body Positivity
Some of us like to do things that we would normally do with clothes on, do them naked. Going to the beach is the first thing that comes to mind, nude beaches are quite popular. The TV show “Naked and Afraid” has a high viewership. Sometimes we’ll go skinny dipping, dine or streak for fun or attention as well.
However, while I might consider doing some of those things, this thing is not something that sounds like most of us would agree to.
This year’s annual Philly Naked Bike Ride is happening this weekend. For this year’s clothing-optional event, naked cyclists will hit the streets on tomorrow, Saturday, August 26th at 2pm. It’s largest naked bike ride on the East Coast and the second largest in the country behind Portland, Oregon.
Bring the kids! No, actually you can’t do that. As usual, in an effort to prevent any undue, unwanted, or unacceptable attention other than the thousands of people venturing on the 10-mile trek through the City of Brotherly Love, the exact meeting place, route, and start time is being kept secret until 2 pm today.
The annual clothing-optional ride was formerly held in September, but that was found to be a bit too chilly for those not wearing pants. So in 2019, the organizers decided to move the ride to the warmer month of August.
The only year it was canceled was in 2020 when we were right in the middle of COVID, but bikers were back in the buff and on the road in 2021.
The event, in which birthday suit-clad bicyclists journey through the city, is meant to boost body positivity and green living.
The ride does have a code of conduct that states that they want 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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