World Naked Bike Ride returns to Madison in late August

Photo credit: Phil Brinkman
Photo credit: Phil Brinkman

MADISON, Wis. — Madison’s World Naked Bike Ride is returning this summer after a year off because of the pandemic.

This year’s 11th annual bike ride is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. The ride is typically held in June, but was pushed back because of pandemic protocols.

The annual WNBR challenges participants to be “as bare as you dare” to support messages of independence from fossil fuels and cars, in addition to supporting body image positivity.

Event organizers said registered participants will be informed of a gathering point at least one day in advance. The route of the ride isn’t publicized, but a designated viewing area will be announced in advance.