After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down last year’s bike ride, the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride is back with only one dress code requirement: you must wear a mask.
Why ride a bike naked for 10 miles you say? The event aims to promote positive body images and love for cycling, an environmentally friendly mode of transportation no matter what you’re wearing (or not wearing).
Masks are required during the ride despite Philadelphia’s mask mandate being lifted for those fully vaccinated and outside. Restaurants still must operate at 50% capacity although the distance between chairs will be reduced from 6 feet to 3 feet. While indoor catered events can operate at 25% capacity and outdoor events at 50% capacity.
Although most of the city’s COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, the bike ride organizers haven’t had a chance to re-strategize their plans. Lead organizer Wesley Noonan-Sessa told NBC Philadelphia they’re “going to stick with our initial mask guidance.”
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On August 28, participants can wear as much or little clothing as they’d like. Although the majority nude event isn’t legal , as of 2021, the bike ride hasn’t experienced issues with Philadelphia police, according to its website .
It’s also a scenic route and not a race, with opportunities to pass by monuments including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which was featured in the “Rocky” movies.The ride, which takes about two to three hours to complete, is part of […]