Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 9:00p -
Boston Common Band Stand
Date Idea, Social Good
Metro correspondent Morgan Rousseau:
This weekend, hundreds of local bike enthusiasts will dare to bare it all in the name of safe cycling.
The fifth annual World Naked Bike Ride Boston will kick off Saturday night at Boston Common, welcoming anyone with a pro-nude attitude and a passion about Boston’s bike community.
“It’s very invigorating and fun to be totally nude on a bicycle,” said lead organizer Sara, who asked that her last name be withheld. The 28-year-old Somerville resident decided to bring the global ride to Boston to raise awareness about the vulnerabilities of cyclists on city streets.
Portland, Oregon’s Naked Bike Ride ride attracted an estimated 9,000 people earlier this month.
About 100 people turned out for last year’s Boston ride, but Sara said she hopes to double that number this weekend.
> Full nudity is welcome, but not required.
> Participants can opt to be fully clothed, or wear body paint, glitter, pasties, and “tighty whities” to help them feel more confident.
> Cyclists will meet at 9 p.m. at the Boston Common Band Stand; the ride leaves at 10 p.m.
> No registration is required.
> The route travels through from Boston, Somerville and Cambridge.
> Participants are asked to arrive clothed and leave clothed.
More info at: http://worldnakedbikeride.org