Naked cyclists, some wearing face masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus, riding through The World Naked Bike Ride WNBR is an international, summer, clothing-optional cycling event that usually takes place in as many as 80 cities across 20 countries. This year was no exception, however due to the coronavirus and lockdown restrictions in many locations, the version saw a more modest turnout. A naked cyclist wearing a face mask rides through downtown Madrid during the Naked Bike Ride London, which every year hosts one of the most popular naked bike rides, opted for a virtual edition that included discussions by zoom, photo contests and even an online after-party.
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But of course, with the coronavirus pandemic, this year's event will be a little bit different. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Naked bike ride takes city by storm. Hungry goat headbutts Georgia deputy after invading her car.
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The mass gathering for was called off in May due to the coronavirus pandemic that continues to spread across Oregon. But as people continue to recreate outdoors, that leaves room for individual acts of protest close to home, organizers said. The World Naked Bike Ride is officially a protest against dependency on oil, and protesters often show up for other causes, like body positivity and cyclist safety. Public nudity is actually illegal in Portland , but court rulings have made an exception for protests.
Here's some advice for navigating your first clothing-optional cycling event. Saving the planet, promoting a healthy body image, being self sufficient—all are worthy goals that many organizations share. Many such groups raise money and host events to spread their message. Some also ride naked.