- Associated Press - Monday, August 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Thousands of bicyclists are gearing up to ride around Philadelphia naked.

Organizers of the Philly Naked Bike Ride announced Monday the eighth annual event will take place throughout the city’s streets on Sept. 10.

Ride organizers say participants can go as bare as they dare. Last year some people wore their underwear while others wore nothing at all or sported body paint.

Artists including Matt Deifer (DY’-fer) will be on hand to paint the naked cyclists before they pedal away.

The ride is to protest against dependence on fossil fuels, advocate for the safety of cyclists and promote positive body image. About 3,000 participants are expected.

This year’s event is expected to be about 10 miles long. The starting point will be announced online the day before.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide