Dozens of naked cyclists gathered in Rennes on Sunday to cycle across the western city in the city's first edition of what naturists hope will turn into an annual event. It was the first time the international movement Naked Bike Ride was allowed to cycle through a French city, after years of trying. Local authorities banned the ride last minute in Paris and Lyon, but only modified the route in Rennes so that participants would avoid the city centre. France is a haven for naturism but has never allowed the eco-inspired naked bike rally.
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Here's some advice for navigating your first clothing-optional cycling event. Saving the planet, promoting a healthy body image, being self sufficient—all are worthy goals that many organizations share. Many such groups raise money and host events to spread their message. Some also ride naked. World Naked Bike Rides take place in 20 countries and 70 cities each year.
But of course, with the coronavirus pandemic, this year's event will be a little bit different. More Videos Naked bike ride takes city by storm. Woman's bathroom mirror discovery goes viral. Colbert pokes fun at Neil Degrasse Tyson for vaccination photo.
Photo: Grigoris Bicycle riders in the nude have been pedaling through the streets of many cities of the world this summer as happy participants in the World Naked Bike Ride , worldnakedbikeride WNBR. The annual summer event is not merely a ride for nudists or exhibitionists but, rather, an unusual way of baring-it-all for the environment. As the ride's motto says: "Bare As You Dare.