When the subject line of a email reads Best Cities for Naked Biking, it makes you stop what your doing and open the message.
So many questions come to mind. I’m afraid to even verbalize some.
Over the weekend a World Naked Bike Ride took place in St. Louis. The city first hosted this ride in 2007. The ride covers about 10 miles and attracts thousands of go bare as you dare cyclists. Apparently, World Naked Bike Ride originated in Canada as a protest over oil dependency. It has since spread across the globe.
You might be surprised that naked cycling is legal in numerous U.S. cities. If you like feeling the wind in your hair, and everywhere else, then naked riding in the Windy City is where you need to go. Chicago ranks #1.
The rankings come from LawnStarter. In order to establish them, it began with looking at 200 of the largest U.S. cities, and then considered a few things. Take for instance, the size of the cycling community, climate and popularity of biking in the buff.
Florida’s biggest cities did not rank so high. I thought for sure Miami would be a little higher on list, however, it came in at #41. Perhaps the climate is a little to hot for slipping and sliding naked on a tiny bicycle seat? Regardless, Orlando ranked 51, Tampa 112 and Fort Lauderdale 138.
To see how your favorite cities rank in the best cities for naked biking, click here.
Biking is a great form of exercise, more so when you’re dressed and can really, um, dig in. If you have fitness goals but are struggling with them, whether your shirt and shorts are on or off, check out these tips.