Our message of cycling advocacy and body positivity was heard loud and clear in the streets and in the news all over the world! Philly Naked Bike Ride 2015 went viral in a huge way and we couldn’t be more grateful. We generated headlining news from the Daily Mail in the UK, the New York Post, Huffington Post, Business Insider, our cover story in Philly Weekly and even PerezHilton.com. This is just the tip of the iceberg of glistening bodypainted press from 2015! China, Japan, Nigeria and countless other countries wrote about our ride!
As always, we painted hundreds of riders at the pre-ride festivities at our Jackson Pollock inspired bodypaint station. Riders could get splatter painted, covered in holi powder and laced up with glitter. At one point we were lining up 15+ people at a time on our drop cloth!
Here’s the official Bodypaint.Me squad that painted everyone up!
Our DIY bodypaint station was super popular again this year. People lined up all afternoon to paint themselves and their friends with all types of messages. We also had an area where professional Bodypaint.Me artists were painting custom designs on riders. It’s free to get painted and free to paint yourself every year we do this (just don’t forget to tip!). Many people showed up to the ride already in full bodypaint! So there’s no excuse to not participate in the bodypainted shenanigans!
The ride!!! 3000 riders came out for a 10 mile journey throughout the streets of Philadelphia. Thousands of spectators lined up to cheer us on. We’re proud to say that with seven years of doing this we have never had an issue with anyone getting arrested. This is a super positive protest that has become a huge part of Philadelphia’s creative cultural celebration. We need you to help us make it even bigger!
The 8th annual Philly Naked Bike Ride is right around the corner. Join us on Saturday, September 10th for our biggest ride yet! For all the details visit the official website, www.phillynakedbikeride.org.
Bodypainters: Matt Phoenix, Britt Gentsch, Mariah Scarafone, Megan Westberry, Lena, Matt Deifer, Heather Hires
Jared Gruenwald Photography
Sean Rackley Photography
Models: Philly Naked Bike Ride 2015 Participants
Location: Drexel Park, Philly, PA
Date: August 29, 2015
Event: The 7th Annual Philly Naked Bike Ride