Hundreds of fun-loving Philadelphia bicyclists ride nude

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 9, 2018 9:34 AM

(AP Photo/Dino Hazell)

Bicyclist Olivia Neely gets a message advocating for less consumption of fossil fuels painted on her back at the Philly Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.

(Philadelphia) -- Hundreds of fun-loving bicyclists took off their clothes yesterday in Philadelphia.

Some of the nude cyclists sported body paint, glitter or fancy hats as they made the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride, pedaling 10 miles on a course taking them past sights including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

Participants in the ride can go as bare as they dare. Some are in their birthday suits while others sport underwear or masks.

The ride is to protest dependence on fossil fuels, advocate for the safety of cyclists on the road and promote positive body image.

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