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Bare as You Dare: Get Ready for L.A.'s World Naked Bike Ride

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Angelenos, it's time to take it off and take off on your two wheeler: The World Naked Bike Ride is back in L.A. on June 16, 2012.

We're promised an afternoon of body-paint covered free-spirits honoring the WNBR's message of "sustainable energy, environmentally-responsible living, human-powered transport and body-positive value." You know, earth lovin' nekkid peeps on bicycles.

Riders must RSVP to get the location of the meeting spot, and the schedule calls for a noon gathering to tend to vitals like "body art, liquid courage, [and] orientation." The ride itself takes off at 2:30 p.m. and will likely be in the vicinity of the 2011, which was a few miles looped in and around Silver Lake, Downtown, and Echo Park.

Psst, if you think the ride will lack culture, think again: Organizers say this year's route will offer maximum "modern and classic LA landmarks."

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Nudity is not required, mind you, though it's, in their words "encouraged." In case you're worried about a top-less tussle with the long arm of the law, the organizers have issued this precaution:

Arrests and tickets for the world naked bike ride are very rare. The police don't want to be seen confronting peaceful and celebratory naked people. Especially a HUGE crew of them like we'll have. Do note, though, that nudity in California is a misdemeanor; however, it is legal in the city of LA as long as no lewd conduct is displayed.

Will we see you there? And how much of you will we see there?