Riding in the Buff: My First Naked Bike Ride
Aurora Adachi-Winter On Riding in the Buff: My First World Naked Bike RideI started biking in the city in June, and after only a few weeks, I participated in my first World Naked Bike Ride. I had no idea what to expect, other than to be ready to take off all my clothes. I biked with a group to the start location and we walked into a huge pit of nudity. Some people were partially clothed, some had body paint, and others were totally naked. It was amazing how diverse it was. In age, race, gender, body type, sexuality. We started to ride around 8:00pm. About 1,500 naked bikers, weaving through the west loop, down Michigan Ave., into Lincoln Park for a quick break (where I found the confidence to take my bra off for the second half of the ride), and finished off in Wicker Park. It was the most exhilarating and freeing experience. It totally hooked me onto biking in the city and I can't wait to do it every year.
Aurora Adachi, half Japanese and Caucasian beauty, is a theater and film actress who loves navigating Chicago-land in her fierce orange bike.
Photos are not retouched! Photography by @JasmineEjan