Naked Philadelphia bikers need only bring their masks.
Participants in the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride can ditch their clothes to ride as long as they follow the Aug. 28 event’s mask guidance, which was put in place before the city this week lifted most of its coronavirus restrictions.
Organizers said they haven’t met since the city updated its guidance, so for now, they’re “going to stick with our initial mask guidance.”
The 10-mile ride, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic, has been promoted this year as the “mask edition.”
Thousands of cyclists typically gather in a park to strip down and paint each other’s bodies before jumping on their bikes.
The course takes them by sights including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which was featured in the “Rocky” movies.
The naked ride was launched to promote body positivity, advocate for the safety of cyclists and protest dependence on fossil fuels.
“One of the best aspects of the Philly Naked Bike Ride is how creative people get with being nude in public,” the event’s website reads. “Have a good time and have fun with paint, hats, costumes, sunglasses, and anything else you can think of.”
With Post wires