Completely naked or bare as you dare, thousands of participants rode the streets of Philadelphia starkers. Read more below.
Naked Bike Rides are a thing. The Philly Naked Bike Ride is just one of many that are part of the World Naked Bike Ride movement. The first international naked bike ride was a collaboration between the World Naked Bike Ride group, which rode on June 12, 2004, and the Manifestación Ciclonudista with its event a week later. The world group is a creation by Conrad Schmidt to help coordinate a large international naked bike ride between many activist groups across the world.
Here is the most important question we saw on the FAQ page:
Q: Isn’t it uncomfortable to sit on a bike seat naked? A: Not really. You should try it! Otherwise we recommend wrapping something soft around your seat, such as a T-shirt, a bandana, a swatch of velvet, or anything else that will make your bum feel happy. If you are renting a bike, we strongly recommend wrapping your seat.
Check out the Philly Naked Bike Ride pages. The dos and don’ts list is very entertaining reading.
Thanks to the often naked Matt Baume for getting it all down for us.