The 12th annual event was scheduled to take place on Saturday, August The annual free event was moved from September to August for the first time in to take advantage of the warmer summer weather. Thousands of cyclists that wear little-to-no clothing, glitter, costumes, and professional body paint turn out every year to advocate for cycling, safe streets, conscious consumption of fuel, and body positivity. There are also pre- and post-ride festivities along the route. The announcement comes as Philly has canceled all large events on public property over the next six months due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Philly Naked Bike Ride called off because of the coronavirus
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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 they had a message for would-be naked riders eager to break free of their home lockdowns: They hope to be back riding in All smiles, Philly Naked Bike Ride returns for 11th year. Smiles lit up the faces of pedestrians in Center City Saturday as they stopped in their tracks just after p. The naked ride is to promote positive body image, advocate for the safety of cyclists and protest dependence on fossil fuels. A doctor.
Sign up for our Daily Email newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest local news throughout Philadelphia. The Philly Naked Bike Ride was created to celebrate both biking and body positivity. It celebrates all bodies and all forms of free expression. The Philly ride has been around for 11 years, and boasts somewhere between 2, to 3, riders each year. Organizers also encourage riders to get creative with costumes, paints, hats, and anything under the sun.