[TRIGGER WARNING: pictures of naked people on bicycles.]
Via email yesterday, longtime Loyal Reader™ born on the wrong continent gave the Palace a heads-up that it was World Naked Bike Ride day, which is apparently a Thing.
Ride is rain or shine!
No matter what the weather is WE RIDE
JUNE 8th SKIN RIDE a.k.a. HOT PANTS RIDE in SOLIDARITY with the WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE!
In solidarity with World Naked Bike Ride, wear your hottest, fiercest hot pants on this clothing optional extravaganza through the streets of New York.
Climate change is real (Thanks Obama!) and it ain’t getting any cooler out here. Get comfortable in our future climate and show some skin.
We love Short shorts! Mask up, pants down! As comfortable as you please.
Reclaim your body! Reclaim your streets! Reclaim your planet! Ride your bike! The Hot Pants Ride is a safer space for all bodies to ride free of harassment or pollutants in the physical or mental environment. To participate each rider is asked to respect that the liberation of bodies requires freedom, autonomy, and justice for all. This begins with joy and commitment to self-determination. And of course bikes!!!
What: An afternoon of fun, free community, and direct action, including a clothing-optional bike ride. We celebrate our bodies, celebrate cycling in NYC!
And all I can say is thank goodness for Mr. born’s alerting us. Otherwise we might have been puzzled, or possibly even perplexed, to catch a glimpse of this through the open air windows of a bar on Christopher Street:
NYPD escorts. I’m so glad they’re keeping a watchful eye on the naked bike terrorists.