Like most large-scale gatherings, the Chicago edition of the World Naked Bike Ride took a year off in 2020—but organizers are planning a return to the streets in 2021. Traditionally, the clothing-optional ride takes place in June, but this year's festivities are being pushed back to August, when more Chicagoans will hopefully be fully vaccinated and events like street and music festivals are set to resume.
The bare-as-you-dare event (full frontal nudity is illegal in Chicago) seeks to raise awareness of the world's dependence on oil while promoting an environmentally-friendly mode of transportation. Details of the gathering and ride are typically released in the week before the event takes place, but cyclists can expect to congregate between 6 and 8pm before pedaling through the city on 14-mile, four-hour ride.
Keep an eye on the Chicago Naked Ride website for additional details, including the best spots for spectators.
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