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World Naked Bike Rides start this month in Illinois and Wisconsin

The origins of the World Naked Bike Rides date back to the early 2000s, when these clothing-free, pedal-powered events were essentially about denouncing cars, trucks, vans and other fossil fuel-powered vehicles for polluting the planet.

It seems that no matter how many people around the world have stripped off their clothes and hopped on a much too small bicycle seat to go for a spin around their respective cities, cars, trucks, vans and all the other polluting vehicles have not disappeared.

These days, the World Naked Bike Rides are all about body positivity, inclusion, and the benefits of the cycling life (while still complaining about cars)—and these rides are about to launch in the Midwest and the rest of the country.

World Naked Bike Tour Chicago, Facebook

World Naked Bike Tour Chicago, Facebook

World Naked Bike Tour Chicago, Facebook

World Naked Bike Tour Chicago, Facebook

If you haven't decided what to do and where to go on your summer vacation, why not spend it riding around the Midwest and seeing naked people on bikes?

This event is not just held in the USA. The World Naked Bike Rides will take place in 70 cities in 20 countries this year, and a very high turnout is expected in each of the participating cities.

Here in the Midwest, the first Naked Bike Rides will take place this weekend (Saturday, June 15th) in Madison, Wisconsin, celebrating the 14th year of the Naked Bike Ride.

World Naked Cycling Tour, Facebook

World Naked Cycling Tour, Facebook

Funny portrait of a cyclist with helmet on gray background. Sport

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If the June 15 Naked Bike Ride in Madison doesn’t fit your schedule, there are other Naked Bike Rides in the Midwest that

You can drive up to Milwaukee for their Naked Bike Ride on Saturday, 22 Juneor go to Chicago for your journey the following Saturday, June 29th.

World Naked Bike Tour Chicago, Facebook

We edited out the offensive parts. (World Naked Bike Ride Chicago, Facebook)

World Naked Bike Tour Chicago, Facebook

Here too. (World Naked Bike Ride Chicago, Facebook)

You have to wait until July 27th for St. Louis to do their nude bike ride. Judging by the photo below, there is simply no one in St. Louis who looks good naked, otherwise they probably would have used her photo for it. It's pretty sad, St. Louis:

World Naked Bike Tour St. Louis, Facebook

World Naked Bike Tour St. Louis, Facebook

This is what it looks like in some other cities:

World Naked Cycling Tour Columbus, Facebook

Columbus, Ohio (World Naked Bike Ride Columbus, Facebook)

Portland, Oregon (Keep Portland Weird, Facebook)

Portland, Oregon (Keep Portland Weird, Facebook)

World Naked Bike Ride Los Angeles, Facebook

World Naked Bike Ride Los Angeles, Facebook

World Naked Bike Tour Melbourne, Facebook

World Naked Bike Tour Melbourne, Facebook

((Warning: This video contains nudity and is not suitable for work.)

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