Tomorrow Thessaloniki will join about 70 other cities worldwide in hosting its 6th Annual Naked Bike Ride. That’s right. A chance for everyone to get nekked for the sake of all that’s good in the world: clean air, fewer cars, and skin. Lots of skin. Tatooed, painted, freckled – all kinds. Free the body to protest the exploitation of the body. Replace cars with lots of happy naked people riding bikes. That’s the idea.
Will I participate? Perhaps. Within the last few years, the Naked Bike Ride has been a great way to get people together. There are tons of events everywhere, and all participants get invited to a huge after-party. Not a bad way to spend a lovely summer Saturday.
If there’s a city near you hosting, consider stripping down and riding bikes with people who are down to do the same. Seriously contemplating getting down there myself – if only to help stop traffic for a day. Gotta remember to pick up some body paint.