The 10th annual World Naked Bike Ride Chicago (WNBRC) peddled north through the Windy City's streets last night. Cited as, "The only bike event all year where participants don't need to suit up," by The Huffington Post, WNBRC is an annual worldwide event that celebrates bikes and the human body while making a statement against the oil industry.
Held worldwide since 2004, including Chicago's, which has been noted as the largest, World Naked Bike Ride itself is a public awareness event that promotes freedom from oil and the beauty of people. Additionally, as noted by WNBRC, this year's event was supported by both
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police who helped in the facilitation of the event's safety and comfort.
Among the many participants in last night's bike ride were a wide assortment of nude and partially-nude men and women, of whom made many creative uses of body paint, stickers, various types of type, colorful underwear and tube socks, miscellaneous pieces of leather, and other assorted materials household materials to dress themselves up for their trek through Chicago's Michigan Avenue and north into several of the city's northern neighborhoods, highlights being a female bumblebee, a Smurf, and a Star Trek fan in a black and gold uniform compressed entirely of body paint.