PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Naked bicyclists say they were so cold riding around Philadelphia last September that this year they’re pushing the event up. Now, they’ll do it in August.READ MORE: Confounding Error Costs Phillies In 8-4 Loss To Braves
Organizers of the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride say they’ve “ridden in chilly weather” the last two Septembers so this time they’ll saddle up Aug. 24 and “hope it’s a scorcher!”Philadelphia Weather: Severe Storm, Flooding Threat Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend
The nude ride was Sept. 8 last year and Sept. 9 the year before that, with temperatures reaching only about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Participants in the ride can go as bare as they dare. Some of the cyclists wore their birthday suits accentuated with body paint or glitter while others wore underwear or masks. They pedaled past sights including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.MORE NEWS: South Jersey Elementary School Provides Walkthrough Of Security Measures In Wake Of Texas School Shooting
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