Want to feel the wind in your— well, everything? The World Naked Bike Ride is coming to Boston for its fifth consecutive year.
The yearly ride takes place in cities across the world and aims to highlight the vulnerability that cyclists experience daily, albeit in a slightly shocking way. That’s right, cyclists will take to Newbury Street and Massachusetts Avenue sans clothing on June 28 at 10 p.m.
Boston Magazine reports that the event’s participants more than doubled for last year’s ride and that “promoters are expecting yet another increase for the 2014 naked journey.’’
But nudity isn’t a must. The World Naked Bike Ride dress code is “Be as bare as you dare,’’ so many riders opt to cover up with underwear, body paint, Speedos, masks, etc.
Cyclists are, however, expected to show up and leave in clothes. No one wants to be arrested on their ride to or from the event.
Clothing will also come in handy for the after-party that Boston Magazine says organizers are planning. The route’s end is in Cambridge and there will reportedly be a chance for riders to chat fully-clothed nearby.
The event’s Facebook page provides all the basic info: riders will meet at the Boston Common Band Stand at 9 p.m. on June 28, where they will strip down and depart at 10 p.m.