Dumb: Philly’s Naked Bike Ride Clothes Optional, Masks Required

Organizers announced that this year’s annual Philly Naked Bike Ride will take place on August 28th.

Of course, all clothing is optional, but organizers stress that the only thing required will be masks.

Keep in mind, this is a bike ride that is taking place OUTSIDE in late August.

The Associated Press reports:

“Ride participants, sometimes in the thousands, usually gather in a park to strip off their clothes and paint each other’s bodies before carefully hopping on their bikes. The naked ride is to promote positive body image, advocate for the safety of cyclists and protest dependence on fossil fuels.
Riders pedal a 10-mile (16-kilometer) course while taking in sights including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s steps, featured in the “Rocky” movies.
The coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on the ride that had been planned for last year. Organizers said then that canceling the 2020 event was “the most responsible thing to do.”