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World Naked Bike Ride Chicago 2021
Photograph: Josh Druding

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

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp
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After taking place in August last year, the World Naked Bike Ride is back to its usual weekend in June for a joy-filled and nearly-nude cruise throughout the streets of Chicago. The annual event is designed to support body positivity and independence from oil via bicycling—an especially relevant theme this year, given recent gas prices—with a four-hour ride, 14-mile bike ride that invites participants to arrive "bare as [they] dare." (Just remember that full-frontal nudity is illegal in Chicago!) Like the No Pants Subway Ride, the event attracts some rubbernecking from curious onlookers who encounter the cyclists. You can relive previous World Naked Bike Rides through our NSFW photo galleries and prepare for this year's scantily-clad cruise with the help of our guide.

When is the World Naked Bike Ride Chicago?

The World Naked Bike Ride 2022 will take place on Saturday, June 25 from around 8pm–midnight. 

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 in an attempt to ward off creepy onlookers, but you'll find all the information you need by following the @ChiNakedRide Twitter account or the Facebook group.

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