Naked cyclist race canceled in Philadelphia

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Every year in Philadelphia there is an unusual competition – a bike ride, the participants of which pedal their two-wheeled cars … naked. Called the Philly Naked Bike Ride, this race typically features thousands of Adam and Eve-clad cyclists touring the streets of Philadelphia.

The Naked Bike Ride aims to showcase the beauty of the naked body, improve the safety of cyclists and protest against dependence on fossil fuels. The trail has a total length of 10 miles and passes through many of the city’s attractions, including Independence Hall, Liberty Bell and Stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The current 12th bike ride was to take place on August 29th. It usually takes place in September when the air temperature drops to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. But to some naked participants of the race, such a temperature seemed chilly, and last year the race was postponed to August. But the coronavirus epidemic has made adjustments to these plans. The organizers of the race, after lengthy discussions, decided to cancel the race, as the city has recently seen an increase in cases of coronavirus infection. In a statement posted on the bike ride’s website, the organizers promised to resume the race in 2021 “in a healthier situation.”

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