Community Groups, Safety/Preparedness, Social Causes

‘Bare as you dare’: World Naked Bike Ride hits the French Quarter streets

Either you know it’s coming or you’re taken by surprise – either way it’s a sight

Riders in various states of undress participate in the 11th annual World Naked Bike Ride New Orleans at Markey Park in the Bywater before continuing on to the French Quarter Saturday, June 8, 2019.

The group states on its website that the purpose of the ride is to promote a cleaner, safer, body-positive world to the masses in a free, non-sexual, fun bike ride. ‘Our mission is to take to the streets riding nude as the best way of defending our dignity as humans on bikes. We expose just how vulnerable we are as cyclist on our own city streets. We also ride to protest the world’s oil dependency, mainly cars, that negatively impacts the environment on this planet.’