Photos: Bikers Let It All Hang Out For World Naked Bike Ride Day (NSFW)
Hundreds of ballsy cyclists stripped down to nothing (or next to it) and rode through the streets of Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon. They rode about 15 miles starting in Elysian Park—much to the chagrin of the local neighborhood watch, we're sure—and coasting through Echo Park, downtown and Chinatown.
The official point of the ride wasn't so that Angelenos could gawk, giggle, smirk and gasp at the mass of nudes—although there was plenty of that. The organizers of the worldwide event (including events in New York and San Francisco) hope to call attention to the unique dangers of pedestrians and cyclists in a car-centric, oil-dependent world. Or something like that.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, the ride wasn't without incident. One biker was attacked during the ride by pedestrians along the route.
Biker Gets Punched On L.A.'s Naked Bike Ride
Photos: World Naked Bike Ride Rolls Through Town (2012)
Neighborhood Watch Asks City to Ban "Grotesque" Naked Bike Ride
NSFW Photos: Bicyclists Show Their Butts For World Naked Bike Ride (New York 2013)
Photos: Hanging Out At Naked Bike Ride S.F. [NSFW] (San Francisco 2013)