Hundreds Of Cyclists Take To The Streets For Annual Philly Naked Bike Ride
By Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Hundreds of cyclists took to the streets of Philadelphia for the 5th annual Philly Naked Bike Ride.
The 10 mile ride started off at Penn Treaty Park and went throughout the city.
Some of the riders chose to wear decorative outfits and some opted for their birthday suits.
Charmaine and her husband were headed out for a day of fishing and she says before she even cast her line, she already caught more than she was expecting.
“This is brotherly love and we have so much freedom going on, but my God,” she said.
Another woman passing by wasn’t amused by what she saw.
“They are walking around here and there are kids here,” she said.
Stephanie Rywn is one of the ride organizers. She says there are multiple reasons for them doing the race.
“Not only is this a great way to promote cycling in general through exercise, but also shows it as a means of transportation in the city as an economic and also environmentally friendly way,” said Rywn.
For the day, folks wearing clothes felt like the outsiders.
“I think we are more of the spectacle then the naked people,” said one spectator.
A lot of the onlookers agreed — there were no if’s, ands or butts — that this is one of the more interesting things that they’ve seen.