The Naked Bike Ride has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a helmet is a great way to stay safe while bicycling — no one would argue with that. For the undressed masses who streak through Portland each year during the World Naked Bike Ride , accoutrements are largely unnecessary. Every June, thousands of cyclists cruise commando through Portland streets as part of the World Naked Bike Ride, a global protest against oil dependency. As a part of a worldwide protest against oil dependency, this annual event has seen Portlanders pedaling au natural every June since The route is kept a secret, with only the starting point revealed in advance.
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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.
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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. Late-night hosts notice Trump signed blank sheet of paper.
The annual event, which usually draws thousands of nude cyclists for a trip around Philadelphia and its tourist sites, had been set for later this month. But organizers who had been gearing up for it said the city's COVID cases made them halt their planning. But they had a message for would-be naked riders eager to break free of their home lockdowns: They hope to be back riding in The naked ride is to promote positive body image, advocate for the safety of cyclists and protest dependence on fossil fuels.