NSFW: Pics from the 2018 Philly Naked Bike Ride

Promoting positive body image is one of the event’s main goals.

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According to the organizers of the Philly Naked Bike Ride, you need just three things to participate: love, beauty and your bike. Not necessary: clothes.

For the tenth year running, hundreds of nude or mostly-nude people two-wheeled through Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 8. The threat of rain and a cool breeze didn’t stop the colorful group from tracing a route that weaved 10 miles across Brewerytown, Fairmount, Center City, Old City and Rittenhouse before finishing at LOVE Park.

The ride, which has dual goals of promoting positive body image and advancing cyclists’ rights, is considered the second-largest such event in the country (Portland reportedly has the biggest).

You don’t have to strip down to your birthday suit to join, but many do. Organizers host and annual body-paint session before the ride’s start to help people decorate their bodies for the occasion.

With the caveat that there is some nudity — these are definitely NSFW — here are some pics from the 2018 Philly Naked Bike Ride.

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Cyclists on the PNBR route in 2018
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