More than 300 bikers spread their message against oil dependency while spread eagle in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon.
The World Naked Bike Ride is a global grassroots movement that touts the slogan “as bare as you dare,” and “wheels around to deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world.” So yes, they are naked cyclists who are very comfortable in their own skin, but not so comfy on a bike seat.
The unclothed hit the road in over 70 U.S. cities and 20 countries, each for different causes. Those in LA rode to solicit human-powered transport and living an environmentally friendly life.
The butt-baring is in its tenth year, and founders of the event told The LAist in 2012 they started the revealing ride because: “We face automobile traffic with our naked bodies as the best way of defending our dignity and exposing the unique dangers faced by cyclists and pedestrians as well as the negative consequences we all face due to dependence on oil, and other forms of non-renewable [energy].”
The group posts no map, and the route is always a surprise for both bikers and onlookers. This year’s group, wearing nothing but a cause, flashed downtown for 15 miles, according to the LA Times.
Let the nightmares commence.