How to get naked and feel comfortable doing it at the Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride.
Thousands of scantily clad and birthday-suit-wearing cyclists will take to the streets this Saturday, Sept. 8, for the annual Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride (PNBR). Kicking off at 5 p.m., the event will stretch across 9.4 miles of the city, serving as a way to promote body positivity, cycling advocacy, and fuel-conservation consciousness.
Now in its 10th year, PNBR is a tradition that Matt Deifer, who’s been participating for seven years and organizes the body-painting portion of the event, enjoys so much he now flies across the country to participate. Deifer moved to Los Angeles in the spring of 2017, making this the second year that he’ll travel back to Philadelphia to enjoy the festivities. While his enthusiasm is contagious, Deifer understands that stripping down in public doesn’t come easy to everyone.