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World Naked Bike Ride rolling through Tower Grove Park. Increasing awareness for bicycle visibility and clean methods of transportation

World Naked Bike Ride rolling through Tower Grove Park. Increasing awareness for bicycle visibility and clean methods of transportation

pdromeinthedome

Not the Big Boy I thought I was going to see


imNicknamed

I just posted that photo too if you want to check it out lol


randomv3

I was wondering why we saw 2 men in their underwear, one a thong. We had my step son and his friend with us(12yo) who were horrified and asked what was going on, I just shrugged and said it's hot out today.


ikesbutt

Best answer here.


SunsetIndigoRealty

I'm wondering too. Isn't it supposed to be a Naked Bike Ride?


alexthealex

I’ve never participated in STL, but when I lived in the PNW I did a few. The advice then was always ‘strip as much as you’re comfortable with’. You don’t have to be nude to participate.


SunsetIndigoRealty

They shouldn't allow people to participate who aren't nude. Then why call it a Naked Bike Ride?


2planetvibes

because it's not for voyeurs, its for people to get comfortable with their bodies while raising awareness abt bike safety. not sure whats not clicking here


SunsetIndigoRealty

What doesn’t seem to be clicking is your understanding of the word ‘naked.’


2planetvibes

it's cracking me up that the name is the bone you have to pick with the local nude protest


TheCarrzilico

My arms are naked right now. What you seem to be looking for is a *completely* naked bike ride. Click that.


KevinCarbonara

Without allowing people who aren't nude, they don't have enough people. As it is, it's 85% men wearing shorts who spend all their time trying to find the naked women


Mikazukinoyaiba

>As it is, it's 85% men wearing shorts who spend all their time trying to find the naked women I'm the former but not the latter I did bring some sexy bike-related underwear but I'm not secure enough.


SunsetIndigoRealty

Then they shouldn’t call it Naked.


MoltenCalf

strong opinion for someone who seems to have learned about the event 30 minutes ago


goodBEan

Wait there was the naked bike right a week after the moonlight ramble at the same park?


imNicknamed

Yes, and they both started in the Grove


LarYungmann

...both pay homage to Moons.


Skatchbro

I was downtown at about 7 pm and saw a couple on scooters at Broadway and Pine. Full buck ass naked. However, they were an attractive couple and as my wife said about the woman “ When you spend that much money on good tattoos, you want to show them off.”


hellohipster

Eyyy! I was there in spiderman mask! First year had a ton of fun. if anyone sees any pics of spiderman plz send them my way!


curmudg

Haha, totally saw you. Like you were literally only wearing the mask.


hellohipster

Spiderman says covid is real and the most important piece of clothing is a good mask!


mrndrz

Did I give you a natty light?


hellohipster

LOL there was another guy in miles morales mask so might have been him! I did see you giving out natty's tho! i almost swerved cross lane to try and get one tho lmfao. Kept the spirits high good work bro.


fuzzusmaximus

I saw a couple riding scooters down Market last night and thought that may have been the reason. It was pleasant surprise while sitting at a light.


ChaoticGemini

Never attended because it’s always too damn hot, but I do enjoy the photos of the creative body paint.


imNicknamed

Indeed it was too damn hot lol, luckily for me by the time they came through the park the sun was about down


JarethKingofGoblins

The Grove was a blast after the race, love seeing street festivals like that in STL


ijustwannacomments

I was there, what a trip! I Did see a few awkward situations were some jealous couples were not prepared for the amount of security in a relationship needed to be in a sea of naked people. Pretty funny tbh. Also I swear bill muray was there in nothing but a black bowler and shades but I could be wrong.


MoltenCalf

I swear I saw Jonah Hill


YaBoyMaxx

Lmao was Channing Tatum there too?


MoltenCalf

god I wish


Stabstone

Oh sure if I walk naked through Tower Gove I'm a "creep" and a "weirdo" but if I ride a bike naked I am causing awareness?!? Thats it, I'm calling Brown & Crouppen!


curmudg

Seemed like a smaller crowd this year, but still the event of the year.


FrostyD7

I was in the pool!


curmudg

Touché


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ninpho2246

Tell friend to stop staring lol


Alex470

> Several older men just had their pants pulled down with their dicks hanging out. Hahahaha that’s great! What a fantastic, absolutely normal thing that we should definitely embrace!


curmudg

Keep clutching those pearls.


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Alex470

Did you just turn 8?


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Alex470

You might think that's funny, but no one's laughing with you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niBhO3qGeGE


gangbusters_dela

What’s abnormal about a penis?


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gangbusters_dela

Keep beating that straw man big boy.


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gangbusters_dela

I asked a question and your immediate response is thinking about whipping your penis out in front of little girls in a locker room. That’s a straw man and you kicked its ass. Great job big boy! Now answer my question without a straw man.


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curmudg

Somebody's worked up!


gangbusters_dela

Damn! I missed they reply before it got removed. I am sure it was enlightening.


VarietyClub

But were they properly masked?


Mikazukinoyaiba

I can see myself ​ *oh I can see myself*


imNicknamed

Lmao I intentionally took photos from a distance so the riders were indistinguishable


TubbyMarmot

I wish the photo of my soon to be father-in-law was more indistinguishable. That will be in my brain forever now. He was wearing a mask at least.


HopefulFroggy

I’m disappointed I missed it! Where do I keep my ear to the ground for biking events?


SloTek

What sort of events you after? There are a ton of weekly or monthly rides that range from boozy dancing party rides to hundreds of fast miles per week.


brickcity314

Oh really? That sound awesome, where could I get updates?


SloTek

Bikelife STL on facebook has pretty regular event notifications, and lots of weird facebook drama.


Mikazukinoyaiba

>lots of weird facebook drama. That what keeps the group active and I live for it even when I'm out of town The STL Craft Beer Enthusiasts group also


SLYMAN69

I get the cycling part, but the nudity?


SloTek

It is a protest, legally, which means that nudity becomes protected speech. Also if you are going to protest/advocate/whatever it helps to get people to look at you. Titties and dicks out gets people to look. Also, it is fun.


EZ-PEAS

> It is a protest, legally, which means that nudity becomes protected speech. Uh, do you have a citation on that? Both Missouri and federal courts have upheld bans on public nudity in the context of free speech. Don't confuse a lack of enforcement as legality. We have a strong legal precedent for reasonable regulation of free speech in this country. Missouri's indecency statute prohibits nudity knowing that it is "likely to cause affront or alarm." Given that the rationale for going nude in a protest is that it is an effective tactic for raising the visibility of the message, it's hard to argue that nude bike rides are not likely to cause alarm. Anyone prosecuted for the above could also trigger Missouri's laws against sexual misconduct with a minor. The odds might be slim, but I personally would not risk being a registered sex offender just so I could ride a bike without pants.


garbageprimate

the bike ride is literally led by a police escort so i doubt that's a worry for anyone


SloTek

Uh, no, I don't.


curmudg

That doesn't happen on this ride.


EZ-PEAS

People don't ride nude on the naked bike ride?


curmudg

People aren't being arrested for public nudity.


EZ-PEAS

Right, I'm saying don't confuse "lack of enforcement" with "legal"


Mikazukinoyaiba

Cops are hesitant to mass arrest a bunch of nude people and risk touching their genitals (man or woman) ​ so there


Alex470

Casual indecent exposure.


take_care_a_ya_shooz

It’s the human body riding a bike. It’s not sexualized. Chill.


imNicknamed

Feel free to follow me on [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/nickberron/) for more!


ambigious_meh

just perused your Insta, holy shit dude, there is some very very nice photography! Updoots incoming!


imNicknamed

Appreciate that! I was going stir crazy after working from home last year and needed a new hobby


zempter

Nice, name checks out.


HidingTacoPants

Nudeception


bofademm78

Hopefully there is one piece of fabric they are wearing. A mask.


Kate819Eliza

I saw it and some people were wearing masks but obviously no clothes lol


RandomAverages

I kinda almost hit a biker this morning. Dude blew through his stop sign from behind me to turn left in front of me. Slammed on my brakes. No harm, no foul I guess. [google street view, person turned left onto Weir ](https://goo.gl/maps/q1ZqJWcufcQTLVH79)


savannah0719

I do my absolute best at all times to be aware of cyclists for their safety, but them blowing through stop signs and red lights make me think they don’t care about their own safety enough. I see it far too often. It really irks me, because I really couldn’t live with myself if I hit anyone.


CapnSquinch

As a cyclist, I like to point out that the people who act like jerks on two wheels are the same people who drive cars like jerks. But you make an important point that when some scofflaw gets themself run over, they aren't the only victim.


savannah0719

I totally get it and agree. I’d also like to point out, if I wasn’t being clear, that I don’t think all cyclists are reckless. They’re just so much more vulnerable on a bike, so it sticks out to me more when they are.


RandomAverages

Same, I think irks was probably the word to describe the situation I couldn’t think of. I am 100% for bicycles and as a dad, I want my kids to know and obey the laws for their own safety. If I had seen the guy I probably would have even waved him on, but damn dude. My stance is like: if you want to share the road, share the responsibilities & rules of the road. We can all get along, it takes everyone making the effort.


sunyudai

More than a stance, that's the law. This is the only circumstance when they can run a red light: > Missouri provides that any person operating a bicycle who enters or crosses an intersection against a red light shall have an affirmative defense to that charge if the person establishes all of the following conditions: > - The bicycle has been brought to a complete stop; > - The traffic control signal continues to show a red light for an unreasonable time; > - The traffic control is apparently malfunctioning or, if programmed or engineered to change to a green light only after detecting the approach of a motor vehicle, the signal has apparently failed to detect the arrival of the bicycle; and > - No motor vehicle or person is approaching on the street or highway to be crossed or entered or is so far away from the intersection that it does not constitute an immediate hazard. > Source: Mo. Rev. Stat. §304.285 https://bikeleague.org/StateBikeLaws


UnicornlyAbused

I should have kept reading before I posted. Thank you for posting the statutes


sunyudai

Quite welcome. Just read your comment too - yeah- those people are breaking the law running lights and stop-signs. Like, the hand signals counts as a legal signal, but they still have to wait for oncoming traffic.


TjTengu

Check out r/criticalblunder or the r/wcgw


ShortBrownAndUgly

Probably 90% old dudes in their 60s...


hithazel

Nah, there were definitely a few though!


Mikazukinoyaiba

Average age was like around mid-30s actually. Percentage of bare-naked people were definitely like 85% male


curmudg

Untrue. Check it out next year for yourself, it's a great time.


DasFunke

“Clean”


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unholymackerel

I'm nude under my clothes, and I am okay with that.


bmunoz

What was the vantage point on this one? Great photo!


imNicknamed

Hovering over the flag on Center Cross, looking East down Main Dr. Glad you liked it!


bmunoz

Oh nice! Wasn't sure if it was a drone shot or not. :-)


dennisSTL

how stupid!


TouchAltruistic

Why is this stupid?


SQLDave

And I bet they stopped at ALL stop signs and otherwise obeyed all traffic laws.


imNicknamed

Well they were escorted by the police so likely not


SQLDave

Well, UFR, that makes sense (that there'd be a police escort/presence/etc.). Thanks!


mx2018

sex sells, still true


curmudg

What do you think is being sold here exactly?


mx2018

selling kids on the idea that if you want attention, take your clothes off. like i really have to explain that.


curmudg

Yeah, I'm sure the kids are all aflutter talking about the naked bike ride while being inundated every minute by barely clothed influencers. Lord, the pearl clutchers are out on this post. Get a clue.


hsoj48

Nudity is not sex... Stop sexualizing people promoting oil independence and body positivity.


TheOrionNebula

>promoting oil independence Like fossil fuels or body oil?


TimmyP7

Fossil fuels


BIGJake111

Anddddddd this is why I’m waiting on the steam train to come to the county to go see it.


imNicknamed

It'll be in Kirkwood for about 30 minutes Monday morning. Good luck!


UnicornlyAbused

I'll probably get some down votes for this, but, serious question. Why do bikers seem to never obey traffic rules, but want everyone to obey traffic rules when it's in their favor, like share the road and get out of the bike lane, look out for bikers, etc.. I know, 2 ton car vs 75lb bike and all but.. I live in Tower Grove South. I constantly, CONSTANTLY, see bikers running through stop signs on Arsenal, ignoring stop lights, not slowing down when they come to a blind alley, which we have a lot of, tossing up a hand signal to turn on a side street off of Arsenal when there's traffic coming.. so on and so forth. Am I ignorant of the rules of bikes and these things are actually ok or are there just a lot of bikers out there with a death wish?


IlScriccio

Anybody else think that the paths in Tower Grove Park aren't quite large enough to handle this volume of cyclists? I hadn't done the Moonlight Ramble for a couple years before this one, but I don't remember the previous events being as congested and scary as the Tower Grove Park section. This looks similarly congested.


imNicknamed

At this point, the riders were stopped to ensure there weren't any more cars coming from Arsenal. The main drive in the park isn't any narrower than a normal road