Hundreds of fun-loving bicyclists spent the afternoon on Sept. 9 getting ready to ride around Philadelphia — by taking off their clothes.
Some of the cyclists wore body paint or fancy hats for the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. They rode for about 16 km through the streets of the City of Brotherly Love. The route passed many famous Philly sights, like Independence Hall, the U.S. Mint, the Liberty Bell and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Participants could wear as little as they liked. Some rode nude. Others wore underwear or masks.
Natasha Mell-Taylor participated with her husband, Jared Gruenwald, while their 3-year-old daughter, Juniper, sat in a child seat. Gruenwald had been on a previous ride. Mell-Taylor said it was the first time for her and Juniper.
The ride is to protest dependence on fossil fuels, draw attention to bike safety and promote positive body image. (AP)