Here's some advice for navigating your first clothing-optional cycling event. Saving the planet, promoting a healthy body image, being self sufficient—all are worthy goals that many organizations share. Many such groups raise money and host events to spread their message. Some also ride naked. World Naked Bike Rides take place in 20 countries and 70 cities each year. Groups of as many as 8,plus nude or scantily clad cyclists pedal together to promote reduced oil dependency, local action, body confidence, and more.
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But of course, with the coronavirus pandemic, this year's event will be a little bit different. More Videos Naked bike ride takes city by storm. Stephen Colbert: Watching that debate sterilized me. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson endorses Biden for president. Chrissy Teigen hospitalized for pregnancy complications. Watch the 'Father of the Bride' cast reunite after 25 years.
Ann Street on Saturday, June 8, Brazenly under-clothed bicyclists will pedal through various New Orleans neighborhoods starting at 4 p. The World Naked Bike Ride is an international awareness-raising event meant to protest the pervasiveness of automobile culture and plea for the safety of vulnerable cyclists. They then proceed in a glistening, jiggling pack through the streets of the Marigny and French Quarter, causing eyebrows to rise and jaws to drop. In a city known the world over for public spectacles, this may be most audacious.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to another canceled event. The annual event typically announces its starting location in advance but not the route of the ride, to prevent crowds of onlookers. After gathering, cyclists are escorted by police through town, to the delight or disdain of local residents. But not this year.