PHILADELPHIA, PA – Each and every year people from all walks of life “bare as they dare” in a citywide bike ride through the streets of Philadelphia. It’s called the Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride or #PNBR on “the Twitter.” It’s an event promoting cycling advocacy, raising awareness about fuel consumption and promoting economic stability. It’s also a lot of fun. The ride, it’s a leisurely pace not to be confused with a race, goes through some of the best scenery in the city. The 2016 Philly Bike Ride started at Glendinning Rock Garden with the usual pre-ride festivities including body paint, music and awareness. From there the trail went to the Philadelphia Art Museum Steps, Spring Garden, City Hall, Independence Hall, East Market, University City, Rittenhouse Square and finally Washington Square Park.
My favorite theme of the ride is that it is all about positive body image. In a culture that is bombarded with a constant barrage of airbrushed beauty in all forms of media and advertising– it’s a nice reminder that this is what bodies look like “IRL” (as the kids say) and you should be proud “AF” (as the kids also say) of your body.
For more info you can check out Philly Naked Bike Ride on Facebook.
PHL17 Philly Naked Bike Ride PHOTO Archive:
2016 Philly Naked Bike Ride Photos
2014 Philly Naked Bike Ride Photos
2014 Philly Naked Bike Ride Bonus Photos
2014 Philly Naked Bike Ride RAW VIDEO
2013 Philly Naked Bike Ride RAW VIDEO
2013 Philly Naked Bike Ride Photos
2011 Philly Naked Bike Ride