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World Naked Bike Ride 2014 Rolls Through St. Louis July 26 (NSFW)

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John Gitchoff
Get ready, St. Louis! The 2014 World Naked Bike Ride is coming.
The Fourth of July may be around the corner, but if it's freedom from clothing you want, then the World Naked Bike Ride is the celebration for you.

This marks the seventh year that St. Louis has had its own parade of nude cyclists as part of the worldwide effort to build a cleaner, safer and more accepting world. The World Naked Bike Ride simultaneously raises awareness for oil dependence, dangerous conditions for bikers and positive body image.

See also: Photos: People of The World Naked Bike Ride

This year's event starts in the east side of the Grove, near Manchester Avenue and Sarah Street. Live music, body painting, contests and more start at 5 p.m., and bikers take off for a loop around St. Louis at 7 p.m. The route covers a little over ten miles -- something to prep for if you're an inexperienced rider.

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Steve Truesdell
Nervous about baring it all? Don't worry, you won't be alone. Attendance at the ride has grown steadily over the last six years, from about 200 peddlers in 2008 and 2009 to more than 1,000 in 2012.

More than 230 people have already said they're attending on St. Louis' World Naked Bike Ride Facebook event page.

If you need more reasons to get excited, here are our favorite pics from last year's ride:

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John Gitchoff
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John Gitchoff
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John Gitchoff

More "dare to bear" photos after the jump! NSFW, you cubicle-dwellers.

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93 comments
Tianna Niesen
Tianna Niesen

We missed the naked bus ride, but we'll be sure to pencil this one in;)

David Emrick
David Emrick

Nancy polosi could roll up her pant leg to show some titty..useless beeeeotch!!!:-)smiles everyone

Amanda Graves
Amanda Graves

I remember the first time I stumbled into this ... Almost wrecked my car LOL

Amanda Carter
Amanda Carter

Jesus Christ. It's a joke. Your ugly sense of humor is not welcome on my comment

Kim Sjerven
Kim Sjerven

Leila - are you riding again this year???

Scott Plackemeier
Scott Plackemeier

I know, it was a joke. I know plenty of urban conservatives/libertarians and rural progressives who don't fit the stereotypes the partisans on both ends try to paint us all into.

James Madison
James Madison

Bodies of all shapes are invited. If you only want to see what you consider beautiful beautiful people, your ugly attitude is not welcomed. This is one of the reasons for the ride.

James Madison
James Madison

Plenty of Blue states make female topfreedom illegal, and some red states are topfree (Texas for one). This is hardly a Red/Blue issue. Stop dividing us on issues where many from both sides can agree. Yes, there are social conservatives opposed to topfreedom, but face it, just look how the liberal media covers an exposed nipple as though it is shameful. Ask Nancy Pelosi to bare her breasts, and she will be offended. If this were a red/blue issue, then all the blue states would allow total nudity, yet San Francisco recently banned it.

James Madison
James Madison

yep, but not as ugly as the attitude you have towards your fellow human beings. Not everyone has beautiful outsides in their youth, but ugly attitudes carry with you your whole life.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Tone it down. Nipples are still illegal in St. Louis. It's not that blue.

Chelsey Schroeder
Chelsey Schroeder

Rhonda Shaw before I seen that you were already tagged, I was about to tag you in this.... lolol

Alex Berger
Alex Berger

Look at the other Picts. That's naked you don't want to see. :)

James Nicholas Fields
James Nicholas Fields

Well??....I'd rather live in a bunch of "oh well's" than a bunch of "what if's" ...

Merry Ann
Merry Ann

LOL not in a million years but I figured you'd be

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