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Date: Saturday TBA 2018
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History

Boston has had a Naked Bike Ride each year since 2010. Full nudity has been accepted and common each year. No arrests have been reported. Body painting is becoming more common and bikes decorated with light is suggested. Boston holds it's Naked Bike Ride at night in mid summer but dates change based on many factors so watch social media for exact time and date. In recent years the time has been moving earlier as the expected attendance has increased.

2017

Date: Saturday July, 22.
Time: Gathered at 6pm, rode at 8pm.
Location: Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain.
Number of Riders: 230 cyclists (1 inline skater).
Duration: 10 miles, 2:20 .
Weather: Warm and humid with sun at the start.
Description: Started with a private indoor party at Spontaneous Celebrations where body painting took place and light snacks were shared. The ride started promptly ten after eight with a quick pace that settled to a comfortable talking speed after a mile or two. The group was bookended by flagged riders marking each end and stayed together nicely throughout. The warm humidity caused some of the body paint to run off sweaty backs. A few flat tires were dealt with quickly along the way. With well organized corking, the ride moved smoothly through the city. The ride and nudity ended at a park in Kendall Square, Cambridge and an after party finished off the night at Flat Top Johnny's.
Reception:Very positive with large groups gathered along the sidewalks to wave and cheer on the participants.

2016

Date: Saturday July, 9
Time: Gathered at 8pm, rode at 9pm.
Location: North Point Park in Cambridge
Number of riders: 150 cyclists.
Duration: 14 miles.
Weather: Unseasonably cool and rainy.
Description: A cold front moved in and drizzle began shortly before the ride. 150 cold riders set out on the longest route to date. They set out across the winding new pedestrian bridge to Charlestown and south to the Seaport district. Next the chilly riders shook off the rain as they pedaled through “Southy” and on to the Back Bay for the traditional photo-op at the State House steps. With a State police escort the riders continued to BU and crossed into Cambridge again. The light rain stopped as the group passed Harvard and continued to the recently dedicated “Ghost Bike” in Porter Square, where a short vigil was held to remember a fallen comrade.
Reception: Positive, with a few shocked and confused motorists.

2015

Date: Saturday, July, 11.
Time: Gathered at 8pm, rode at 9pm.
Location: North Point Park in Cambridge
Number of riders: 230 cyclists
Duration 12 miles
Weather: Warm and clear
Description: This was an excited ride with lots of energy. The ride started from a new location in Cambridge and proceeded north-west toward Somerville. The excitement only grew as the riders turned south and crossed the Mass Ave bridge. Weaving through the bustling Newbury St. and Boylston St. Patrons of local bars cheered at the sight. The cyclists narrowly missed the sea of fans leaving Fenway as the game let out shortly after the ride passed. The motion of lights from decorated bikes illuminated the city for wondering spectators along the way.
Reception: Generally positive

2014

Date: Saturday, June, 28.
Time: Gather at 9pm, rode at 10pm.
Location: Gazebo at the Boston Common.
Number of riders: 180
Description: Leaving the Common, the ride weaved through “Back Bay and Kenmore, Newbury St. and on to the paths along the Charles river. A brief rest stop at North Point park in Cambridge allowed the spread out riders regroup. Many bars spilled out onto the street with cheers as the ride crossed Cambridge toward the Mass Ave. bridge and ended with a photo op, at the State House steps. A post ride gathering at Aeronaut in Somerville finished off the night.

2013

Date: Saturday, June, 29.
Time: Gather at 9pm, rode at 10pm.
Location: Gazebo at the Boston Common.
Number of riders: 120.

2012

Date: Saturday, July, 7.
Time: Gather at 9pm, rode at 10pm.
Location: Gazebo at the Boston Common.
Number of riders: 55.


2011

Date: Saturday, July, 9.
Time: Gather at 9pm, rode at 10pm.
Location: Gazebo at the Boston Common.
Number of riders: 25

2010

Date: Saturday, June 12.
Time: Gather at 9pm, rode at 10pm.
Location: Gazebo at the Boston Common.
Number of riders: 15.


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