Naked bike ride

by Akan Ido

Thousands of nude cyclists took to the streets worldwide to partake in the annual Naked Bike Ride on June 8, 2013. The international clothing-optional bike ride raises awareness for more environmentally friendly transportation and protests overuse and pollution from cars, is celebrated in over 70 cities, from London to Mexico to New York to Greece.

Cyclists with body painting participate in a "naked ride" rally in the streets of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on June 7, 2013.

 

A man takes a photograph of a woman participating in the annual World Naked Bike Ride in central London on June 8, 2013 to protest against car culture and to raise awareness of cycling as an environmentally friendly option.

 

Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike ride in London June 8, 2013.

 

Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride to protest against cars, gas emissions from cars and agressive drivers, in Guadalajara, Mexico on June 8, 2013.

 

Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike ride in London June 8, 2013.

 

Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike ride in London June 8, 2013. This year's ride started from five different locations around London, ending at Wellington Arch in the centre of the capital.

 

Cyclists with body painting participate in a "naked ride" rally in the streets of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on June 7, 2013.

 

Cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike ride in London June 8, 2013.

 

Protesters some naked with their body painted during a bicycle protest in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Friday, June 7, 2013.

 

Naked cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride to protest against cars, gas emissions from cars and agressive drivers, in Guadalajara, Mexico on June 8, 2013.

 

- [Photos: H/T NY Daily News]

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