15th Annual World Naked Bike Ride Returns to Downtown LA on June 22nd


World Naked Bike Ride

The 15th annual World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is taking place in downtown Los Angeles on June 22, 2019. The ride is an international event that takes place in dozens of cities around the world to help promote renewable energy sources and Bicycle Safety.

As the name implies it’s a “Naked” event, but only “As Bare as You Dare.” More accurately the WNBR is clothing-optional, and though we encourage full or partial nudity, being au naturel is NOT mandatory. And yes, it IS legal. The LAPD helps facilitate the ride and ensure everyone’s safety.

The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) rides en masse through the streets of L.A. on just about any type of bicycles at a leisurely pace (about 5mph). The WNBR-LA consists of two rides; a short 5-mile morning loop through the downtown area, and after a brief rest back at the staging area a 13-mile afternoon loop along the L.A. River bike path, through Chinatown, over Silverlake and Echo Park, down Sunset Blvd., past City Hall and back to the starting point. A food truck and restrooms will be available at the staging area, and those that want to “dress up” can indulge in some body painting.

There is no charge to participate in this fun and exhilarating ride, so please follow the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WNBRLA/ or Instagram wnbrla2019 to know the location of the staging area (it’s not disclosed until 48 hours before the ride).

More information is available at https://wnbrla.com

 

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