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World Naked Bike Ride NYC – 6/11/2016

Rumor has it, the NYC 2016 version of the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is occurring on Saturday, June 11th.

According to the facebook event page, the details are still a little vague, but it couldn’t be any worse than the Broolklyn Bike Rave was, which was canceled at about 1 PM, the day of the event, because of the threat of “thunderstorms, lightning and possibly hail” that never occurred that evening!

Reportedly, a breakaway group of 8 rogue cyclists (instead of the registered 500 riders), complete with TWO sound bikes, managed to organize an ad hoc ride anyway, and braved the light brief rain, ending up at the bar Tender Trap in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, a possible site, for the after party of the WNBR.

Dry Brooklyn Bike Ravers on Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn:

#brooklynbikerave no thunderstorm #poncho on my #bikesoundsystem

A photo posted by @cargobikecollective on

The WNBR, apart from celebrating what we really look like, takes on an even more serious tone this year, the rider’s nakedness symbolizing their vulnerability on the road, as cyclists Heather Lough and another yet named were already killed in May, raising the 2016 total to at least 8 cyclists killed in NYC.

Whether the NYC WNBR flops like the Bike Rave or not, there is always the Philly Naked Bike Ride to look forward to as well (date yet to be announced), a short 100 miles away where 1,000’s of cyclists ride free every year!

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