"Bare as you dare" is back in St. Louis.
The wild St. Louis event that asks cyclists to "bare as you dare" is back: After a pandemic-canceled 2020, the 2021 World Naked Bike Ride is set to return to city streets on August 28.
The ride will mark the thirteenth time thousands of nude and nearly-nude bikers will take to the streets. The organized ride covers around ten miles and often attracts people in various forms of nudity — though, for the more bashfully inclined, many attendees opt to cover their bits while donning elaborate costumes and riding fantastical bikes.
In a press release, ride organizer and HandleBar owner Tatyana Telnikova said she was thankful for the event's return after a year of restrictions and cancelled plans.
"After what we all went through last year, I feel extra grateful to be able to bring people together, to share the joy of riding bikes, being silly & embracing and appreciating each other more than ever before."
Telnikova's statement notes that being bare naked doesn't mean ignoring heath guidance: "We also ask that everyone who shows up gets vaccinated before the event and/or wears a mask.”
Along with that commonsense advice, riders are encouraged to wear helmets. Even if you're not riding, photographers must ask consent before snapping pics of the participants. (Don't be a creep!)
The event begins at 4 p.m. at HandleBar (4127 Manchester Avenue, 314-652-2212)
and continues into a 5 p.m. costume contest and 6 p.m. ride.
For more information on the ride and updates on the afterparty, keep an eye on the event's Facebook page
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