The World Naked Bike Ride Returns to St. Louis This July

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Image from the World Naked Bike Ride 2017 - SARA BANNOURA
  • SARA BANNOURA
  • Image from the World Naked Bike Ride 2017

If you want to turn your private parts into public parts, St. Louis offers precious few opportunities. Sure, there's the occasional mammary guest star at Mardi Gras, but your downstairs bits rarely have an opportunity to catch some sun.

See RFT's NSFW Slideshow: World Naked Bike Ride Brings the Fun to St. Louis in Its 10th Year

But with each summer comes one solid opportunity to strut your stuff and let your junk catch a breeze. That's right, the World Naked Bike Ride is returning on July 21, 2018. (See event info here.)

Image from the World Naked Bike Ride 2017 - SARA BANNOURA
  • SARA BANNOURA
  • Image from the World Naked Bike Ride 2017

Now in its 11th year in St. Louis, event organizers encourage riders to go "as bare as you dare." While the city of St. Louis requests that you cover up a bit at the parties before and after the event, during the ride it's a total free for balls— er — all.

See also: I Rode My Ass Off at St. Louis' World Naked Bike Ride

Helmets and safety lights are also encouraged, but as you can see in our photos from the ride last year, that's about all you need to adorn yourself with.

The event also includes a costume contest — with prizes awarded for best couple, and most creative, most colorful and most hairy.

Image from the World Naked Bike Ride 2017 - SARA BANNOURA
  • SARA BANNOURA
  • Image from the World Naked Bike Ride 2017

Many local businesses donate generous gift certificates and the party, which goes all day in the Grove, is enjoyed by both participants and gawkers alike. (Yeah, we're guilty.)

Even one of our staff members got in on the action last year. (Huh huh. Staff. Huh huh. Member.)

Feel like getting free, dropping your shame, celebrating your body or just showing off a bit? More details are available at the World Naked Bike Ride website here. See you there in July!

Image from the World Naked Bike Ride 2017 - SARA BANNOURA
  • SARA BANNOURA
  • Image from the World Naked Bike Ride 2017

Email the author at jaime.lees@riverfronttimes.com
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