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2013 World Naked Bike Ride In St. Louis Set For July 27 (PHOTOS)

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Steve Truesdell for RFT
Mark your calendars, cyclists/ environmentalists/ people who enjoy getting nude in public! The folks behind the 2013 World Naked Bike Ride have just announced that the annual ride is set for Saturday, July 27 in St. Louis. With favorable weather -- although, once your naked, a little rain never hurt! -- organizers expect there to be record turnouts.

"We're getting a lot bigger and a lot more mainstream," coordinator and co-founder Stephanie Co tells Daily RFT. "It's...exciting for us."

The sixth annual "bare as you dare" ride will kick off at the parking lot on South Grand Boulevard and Hartford Street at 6 p.m. for a pre-ride festival that includes "live music, live art, an expo of bicycle, environmental, and body acceptance organizations and businesses, speakers, and a rally." Activism, nudity, exercise and more!

Last year, the ride doubled in participation to about a thousand riders, Co says.

"That was a pretty dramatic increase," she says, adding, "It's so unique and creative.... It's an excuse to do something very crazy that you normally don't get to do."

They've got a lot more partners this year and new talented body painters, Co says.

To get you pumped, here are some of our favorite photos (warning: some on next page are NSFW) from last year's ride, followed by the group's full announcement.

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Steve Truesdell for RFT

Continue for more photos (some of which are super NSFW!).


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26 comments
xframe2
xframe2

Body acceptance? Whatever! For God sakes people get a grip! Disgusting!

Lynn Pevey
Lynn Pevey

Scott & Patrick I found something you can do on July 27th....and oh, beware of looking at the photos in the article...small penises, with one looking more like the tip of a thumb, are abound in the photos from last years ride....lol

Sam Politte
Sam Politte

Joshua Trenholm Steve Steve Finkeldei

Rebekah Wedick
Rebekah Wedick

Omg. Why did I feel the need to look at all the pics? Whyyyyy?

Jillian Ashley
Jillian Ashley

Richard Hernandez loves riding bikes in the buff.

Casey Kohler
Casey Kohler

I didn't state that it was a beauty contest, but I don't care what event, have some decency in yourself and keep your clothes on if you're overweight and old. That shits gross. And call me ugly all you want lol, at least I don't look like that. I could care less what you think of my personality because you will never know me for who I am, you'll just judge me by my comment. Which is ok, because I left plenty of room to judge away and could care less what you think about me anyways, at least I'm not some perverted old guy, running around with his gut and his dick flapping around in public. Much rather be me. :)

James Madison
James Madison

So many simply read a title/headline, and never take two seconds to learn the real meaning. They are tools of the editors... oops, that;s right, RFT has no editors. Just slap anything up straight from journalist (loose definition) to the world.

James Madison
James Madison

It is not a beauty contest. It is, in part, body acceptance. The other parts are bike awareness and oil independence. Beauties and uglies share all of these concerns. The ugliest people are those that find the human body ugly in any form.

Casey Kohler
Casey Kohler

Why are all the ugliest, fattest, nastiest people the ones who aren't afraid to take their clothes off in public... smh

George Mordt
George Mordt

Well maybe something a little different I think I'll wear my pecker pump lol

Shanna Higgerson
Shanna Higgerson

Sarah Roberson, is this something you and Dave Roberson are doing? lol How about Emily Truran and Michael Kyle Truran?

Terry Sanders
Terry Sanders

Going without the seat again this year George?

bikerdyke
bikerdyke

The pix you show don't do the ride justice. There are many fine men letting it all loose and some fine women showing some beaver. Then there are the god awful ones who shouldn't be seen in public with clothes much less naked. Some old fat men with little tiny dicks all shriveled up and nasty women with curtains and drapes! Makes one nauseaus.

Drew Patterson
Drew Patterson

Annnnnnnnnd, instant regret for looking at those pictures.

George Mordt
George Mordt

O u kmow it Skyla Day but only if you paint a big rainbow on my back

Skyla Day
Skyla Day

George Mordt - I know you are looking forward to this event!

Tom O'Keefe
Tom O'Keefe

Don't forget - July 28 is "Sanitize Your Bike Seat" Day.

Ed Gibson
Ed Gibson

why arent any of the hot guys naked?

JamesMadison
JamesMadison topcommenter

@bikerdyke , you are missing the point of the reason the ride is naked - body acceptance. It does not matter your shape or size. All are welcome. It is attitudes like yours that ought never see the light of day, or light of nighttime street lights for that matter.

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