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The World Naked Bike Ride came to DC on June 11, the same day as Capitol Pride. Poor promotion meant only 13 riders showed up, but the riders still took to the streets stripped as close to naked as lawyers felt could be gotten away with.
Riders departed from Franklin Square, after among other things a short history lesson on other struggles in the square, especially the Franklin Shelter saga, from myself. The route was an orbit of the Mall, proceeding first to th US Capitol. Throughout the ride tourists snapped vast numbers of photos and were generally quite supportive, with the exception of "oh god" type remarks from a small number who disapproved.
There were NO cop problems on the DC streets or at the Capitol. The White House, the second objective, was another story. Park Police were unable to stop the ride but made it clear to one rider willing to stop long enough to speak to them t
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Tags: naked bike ride, World Naked Bike Ride, naked, cycling, bicycling
Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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