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30 photos of naked people riding bikes around Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / June 17, 2013

World Naked Bike ride Toronto 2013The World Naked Bike Ride rolled through Toronto on Saturday, bringing with it a hefty dose of skin and the usual curious glances from those who encountered the caravan of nudists. Officially positioned as a protest against oil dependency, the event — which takes place in cities around the world — is also meant to foster positive body images. I mean how can you not admire the balls on these people putting themselves out there like that? It's genuinely refreshing — no puns required.

The group of 100+ cyclists gathered at Coronation Park before winding downtown to Yonge and Dundas, hitting up Queen West and Yorkville along the way. It was a gorgeous day for a clothes-free ride, and the joviality of the group was contagious. On the flip side, there were a few BIXI bikes under naked bums, so cue the chorus of "ewwwws" now.

See how it all played out in this slideshow of the event.

Warning: in case it's not clear, by clicking this link you're about to see naked people. Possibly NSFW.

Photos by Jesse Milns

Discussion

25 Comments

yo / June 17, 2013 at 11:10 am
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90% dudes...
Rick / June 17, 2013 at 11:27 am
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This always looks fine and good until I see people naked on Bixi bikes...
Hamish Grant / June 17, 2013 at 11:42 am
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Wouldn't be the first time there was a crackfest at City Hall ...
Steven / June 17, 2013 at 11:43 am
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Walk around nude in the same area where the cyclists went and you get arrested. Why don't they?

Will replying to a comment from Rick / June 17, 2013 at 11:52 am
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That's exactly what I thought, when I saw the naked rented a Bixi for the event. Umm..
tripper replying to a comment from Steven / June 17, 2013 at 11:56 am
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Walking around naked and taking part in an annual international naked bike ride event are two very different things. Why does anyone have to get arrested? Why can't Toronto ever just relax?
mike` / June 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm
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Haha the one guy had a helmet cam on, total perv
ROB / June 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm
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Full credit to the FEW brave FULLY nude women who would bike with a bunch of naked old guys.
dipset / June 17, 2013 at 12:44 pm
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So it seems only the elderly and fat people (men) are the only ones comfortable in their skin enough to go nude. Ironic.
Niko replying to a comment from Hamish Grant / June 17, 2013 at 12:48 pm
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HA! Bravo. Too funny.
Julia / June 17, 2013 at 01:37 pm
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So male parts are covered with "TO" but not when you see a women's chest?
La Chica / June 17, 2013 at 02:22 pm
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They don't cover breasts because like exposed male chests, exposed female chests are no longer considered to be indecent. #feminism Thank you, Gwen Jacobs!
Torontonian / June 17, 2013 at 03:48 pm
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I'm glad people wear clothes normally. Good for them for feeling free, I guess. There are some things I wouldn't want to see on a daily basis.
tim / June 17, 2013 at 05:59 pm
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You guys need to stop with the slideshows and just post it all on one page. I got through the first two and then it stop loading.
pg / June 17, 2013 at 06:18 pm
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Who's the dumbass who approved this slideshow thing?
evan replying to a comment from La Chica / June 17, 2013 at 10:08 pm
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And… penises are indecent for some reason?
Asianz / June 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm
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Too much Bokeh on these pictures..
Stephen / June 18, 2013 at 03:22 am
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I invite you all out to Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park and see what it's like to be comfortable in your own skin.
KC / June 18, 2013 at 11:00 am
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My eyes!!! My eyes!! Good lord I wasn't prepared for that..
john / June 24, 2013 at 11:21 am
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Great to read about the Toronto ride. My pale behind graced a number of european newspapers following http://mysuper2012.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/too-pale-for-world-naked-bike-ride.html?m=1the london ride.

Farmer / June 26, 2013 at 10:03 pm
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I think it is a great way to express their point of view. Most of the characters responding negatively are likely jealous that they either would look pathetic naked in public or they just don't have the "balls".
SimonsMom / June 26, 2013 at 10:18 pm
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These fat slobs look pretty pathetic too.
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Scout / May 12, 2014 at 07:50 am
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Hey! "Old"? lol I resemble that remark. :( Actually, it's a liberating feeling to be able to protest totally naked for a good cause. Energy Conservation and Textile Freedom. See ya this year at the ride. Scout
Hmmmm / May 12, 2014 at 09:09 am
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Think I could handle this better if it were cops and firefighters. I'm always up for a good laugh.

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