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This massive naked bike ride takes place in Vancouver this summer

The annual nude ride is set to turn heads in the city.
The World Naked Bike Race is a free, annual event in Vancouver that encourages cyclists to ride in the nude.

Everyone is welcome to a clothing-optional ride through Vancouver's West End this summer. 

The World Naked Bike Race originated in Vancouver and takes place annually in the summer, providing bold cyclists with an opportunity to shed their clothing with like-minded folks on a relaxing ride through the city.

This year on July 8, cyclists will meet at Sunset Beach at Beach Avenue and Bute Steet for pre-ride body painting at noon. After a couple of hours of mingling and painting, the "bare-as-you-dare" ride commences at 2 p.m.

When the ride wraps up, the Naked Iconoclasts Fighting The Yoke (NIFTY), a naked rights group, will host a celebratory picnic for participants.

Organizers note that everyone is welcome to the cheeky ride and have included the motto: "Naked bicycle people power!"

In previous years, participants were encouraged to get creative with their attire - or lack thereof - and wear flashy costumes, cosplay, or bright body paint.

Shoes are highly recommended, and helmets are mandatory.

Have a look at some photos from the fun at a previous event in Vancouver

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