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Cyclists bare it all in ride through Downtown L.A.

Naked cyclists in downtown L.A.
It was a peloton of flesh Saturday as scores of cyclists -- many wearing nothing more than socks and sneakers -- made their way through portions of the city on Saturday.

As part of the World Naked Bike Ride, the cyclists made a tour of almost 12 miles through downtown, Silver Lake and Echo Park. Although many riders chose to ride in all their natural glory, participants could be as modest as they liked. Some chose body paint. (The event began with a body and bike decorating session prior to the ride.)

On the event's Facebook page, organizers wrote, "ride as bare as you dare."

The ride, which has taken place several times in previous years, is one of dozens taking place in cities around the world. The purpose, organizers say, is to advocate sustainable energy, living in an environmentally friendly way and positive body image.

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Photo: Scores of cyclists ride through downtown as part of World Naked Bike Ride, a series of rides in which cyclists bare it all to advocate environmentally friendly living and positive body image. Credit: Scott Harrison/Los Angeles Times.

 

 

 
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