Love it or hate it, the Philly Naked Bike Ride has become a Philly tradition. This year the 14th Annual Philly Naked Bike Ride will take place at 2 pm. For those that aren’t aware, every year around this time thousands of cyclists ride around Philly, some with light garbs others completely nude all in the name of body positivity.
The Philly Naked Bike Ride which advocates body positivity as well as the fight for climate change passes through many Philly landmarks along the way.
In a recent interview with WHYY, Philly Naked Bike Ride promoter Oren Roth-Eisenberg stated, “It’s an organized and disorganized ride,” adding “It’s more casual and like a fun flow over like a really slow ride over that 12 miles with different stops in between. It’s meant to be accessible for everyone of all body types and all skill sets.”
Along the ride Oren added that participants also enjoy the camaraderie as well as the the occasional paint and sparkles thrown at them. “I’ve continued to be shocked how when you’re in a sea of naked people, it’s like nobody’s naked. Just being in this like mass of bodies and paint and flesh and fun that you can’t really replicate,” Oren told WHYY.
See route below: