Did you spot a crowd of naked (or almost naked) bike riders cruising through Chicago last Saturday night? Your eyes weren't deceiving you—that was the 2021 edition of the World Naked Bike Ride Chicago, an annual biking advocacy event that sends scantily-clad riders on a 14-mile ride across city streets to raise awareness about world oil dependency and cyclist rights.
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Organizers say they're still working out the total number of riders this year, but typically about 1,000 nearly-naked folks take to the streets for a ride that snakes through the Loop and the North Side. Lead organizer Elizabeth Tieri told Time Out Chicago that Saturday's ride, bolstered by gorgeous weather, went off without a hitch.
“I don't want to say it was perfect—because thats not reality—but it felt perfect,” Tieri said.
If you missed out on seeing the event in person, don't fret: We sent a photographer to capture its riders in all their body-painted, underwear-clad and fully nude glory. Take a look at photos from Saturday's ride below.