You’ve heard of Naked and Afraid? How about Naked on Parade?
On Saturday, Buffalo cyclists and skaters will be stripping down to little or nothing for the World Naked Bike Ride, a 3 to 5 mile ride that aims to bring attention to the dangers cyclists and pedestrians face, as well as society’s dependence on non-renewable energy.
The dress code for the event is “bare as you dare.” But participants who are uncomfortable riding around the city in their birthday suits can employ body paint, swim suits and undergarmets as acceptable attire.
But for those who plan to put the “buff” in Buffalo, organizers warn that police have the right to ticket public nudity, and no alcohol is allowed during the event.
The ride will take place from about 8 to 10 p.m., but the location is not yet disclosed. Bystanders are encouraged to cheer on the cyclists, but organizers note on their Facebook page that sometimes bystanders “get grabby.” They write, “SHY? Stay towards center, out of reach. CHIVALROUS? Guard our flanks.”
The World Naked Bike Ride takes place in cities all over the world, but this is Buffalo’s first time hosting the event.
Cyclists interested in participating can sign up at worldnakedbikeride.org