Video and Photos: 2009 World Naked Bike Ride Rolls Through St. Louis

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Organizers of the ride, who ran it last year as a school project, but continued this year for fun. See more photos from the ride. - PHOTO: EGAN O'KEEFE
  • Photo: Egan O'Keefe
  • Organizers of the ride, who ran it last year as a school project, but continued this year for fun. See more photos from the ride.
Well, the 2009 version of the St. Louis World Naked Bike Ride, a bare-assed protest against the world's dependency on fossil fuels, is in the books. Like last year, riders rolled out of Tower Grove Park at 9 p.m. under the cover of darkness and pedaled through a sliver of the Bible Belt with little more on than strategically placed body paint. They arrived on Manchester, greeted by cheers from supporters outside the several bars in the Grove, with many riders eventually opting to party at the Atomic Cowboy afterward.

Riders were encouraged to go as "bare as they dared." See more photos from the ride. - PHOTO: EGAN O'KEEFE
Photographer Egan O'Keefe was there and has this slideshow of the festivities, which is not safe for work, natch.

Also this year, videographers Stew Smith and Amanda Andert were there to interview the participants.

See more photos from the ride. - PHOTO: EGAN O'KEEFE

See more photos from the ride. - PHOTO: EGAN O'KEEFE
See more photos from the ride. - PHOTO: EGAN O'KEEFE
See more photos from the ride. - PHOTO: EGAN O'KEEFE

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