Either you know it’s coming or you’re taken by surprise – either way it’s a sight
Riders in various stages of undress participate in the 12th annual World Naked Bike Ride New Orleans at Markey Park in the Bywater before continuing on to the French Quarter Saturday, June 13, 2020. The group also passed by a separate group of riders in the French Quarter taking part in the Motorcade for Pride / Rally for LGBTQ Lives. Both rides included LGBTQ+ riders.
World Naked Bike Ride NOLA 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 cyclists 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.”