World Naked Bike Ride Chicago

Prepare for the annual World Naked Bike Ride Chicago with route details, tips for riders and photos from previous events

World Naked Bike Ride 2017
Photograph: Grace DuVal

Each summer, the annual World Naked Bike Ride brings a parade of cyclists wearing next to nothing to the streets of Chicago. Organized to raise awareness for bicycle rights, celebrate people-powered transportation and support positive body image, the event is open to anyone who can ride approximately 14 miles through the city (you may want to visit one of Chicago's best bike shops for a tune-up). Just like the No Pants Subway Ride, it's an event that elicits some great reactions from anyone who happens to encounter it. Look back at photos from previous World Naked Bike Rides and prepare for this year's nearly-nude cruise with our guide.

When is the World Naked Bike Ride Chicago?

This year's event occurs on June 9, 2018. Bikers will meet up beginning at 6pm and the ride will begin just before sunset (around 8:30pm).

Where is the World Naked Bike Ride Chicago?

Exact details of the event (including the route) are usually kept under wraps until the day before World Naked Bike Ride takes place, but you'll find all the information you need by following the @ChiNakedRide Twitter account or the Facebook event page.

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