Announcing the starting location of PNBR 2014: The lot next to Penn Treaty Park (Beach St. between Columbia Ave. and Columbus Blvd. – Delaware Ave.). We’ll have signs. You’ll know it when you see it because of all the bikes.
Ending Location: It’s a surprise, but we won’t get you lost. (Note that it is not The Piazza.)
There is no parking at the starting location and we need to keep that area open for hauling equipment. See our FAQ’s for parking info.
PNBR is rain or shine. Safety is, of course, our top most concern, hence the very slow pace, the streets we chose for the route and the emphasis on having an effective street team. We will use common sense and caution to do what we can to keep everyone safe. No one from the PNBR is responsible for your safety though, so it’s important for you to use your own common sense and caution, as well. Do what you need you to do to feel safe, so long as it doesn’t put anyone else in danger. We recommend wearing a helmet and bringing a plastic bag to protect your stuff.
At this point, the thunderstorms look like they’re only going to be scattered at best, and the winds aren’t predicted to be more than 5mph . That could, of course, change for the better or worse. Human beings and bikes don’t melt in water and we’ll stop if the winds or rains get too heavy. Regardless of what happens, know that you will be with a relaxed, fun-loving crowd that has safety as its ultimate goal.
Remember: Riding in the rain on a hot day feels GREAT, especially if you’re naked!
OFFICIAL PNBR CHEAT SHEET. PRINT THIS AND BRING IT WITH YOU.
2:30pm-4:30pm: Pre-ride activities Meet at the empty lot next to Penn Treaty Park. Bring cash for swag, body painting services, water, donations, mechanical team, and Little Baby’s ice cream. Get painted, prepped and meet people.
~4:30pm: Start cleaning starting location, packing up equipment.
~5pm: Ride takes off.
7-7:30pm: Approximate time of arrival at the ending point.
Approximate length of route: 10 miles.
After Party Locations:
North Bowl @ 2nd and Poplar
700 Club @ 2nd and Fairmount
Frankford Hall @ Frankford and Girard
From the South side of Penn Treaty Park near Colunbia Ave. under a tall billboard at Delaware Ave. & Beach St.
next to the Henry Stewart warehouse
Turn Right (North) on Beach St.
1st Left on Columbia Ave.
1st Left on Delaware Ave., a divided highway, so stay to the Right of
the concrete divider
At 4th traffic light, turn Right on Spring Garden St.
Go under I-95 Delaware Expwy. and
Immediately turn Left on 2nd St.
Go under blue Ben Franklin Bridge, then
At 2nd traffic light, turn Right on Arch St.
At 16th St., bear Right on Ben Franklin Parkway
Past Logan Circle at 20th St., move to the Right lanes of the Parkway
Bear Right at Eakins Oval
Turn Left past Rocky Balboa statue and Art Museum steps
Turn Right on Spring Garden St.
Cross Spring Garden St bridge
Go under railroad bridge
At 2nd traffic light, turn Left on 32nd St.
At dead end, turn Right on Powelton Ave.
At 2nd traffic light, turn Left on 34th St.
At 5th traffic light, turn Right on Spruce St. (before University of
1st Right on 38th St., keep to Right of trolley track
At 2nd traffic light, turn Right on Chestnut St.
Turn Right on 19th St.
At dead end, turn Right on Walnut St.
1st Left on West Rittenhouse Square
1st Left on South Rittenhouse Square
1st Left on 18th St.
At 4th traffic light, turn Right on Chestnut St.
Turn Left on 13th St.
At 1st traffic light, turn Right on Market St.
Turn Left on 5th St.
After 1st traffic light, go down ramp on right into 5th St tunnel
Follow the group until the end
2014 PNBR Big Map
PNBR 2014 mini map
Places to catch up if you show up late, need to take a rest stop or get lost:
- 2nd and Arch
- Arch and 16th
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Powelton and 34th
- Spruce and 38th
- Chestnut right before the Chestnut Street Bridge
- Chestnut and 19th
- Rittenhouse Square
- 10th and Market
- 5th Street Tunnel
· Wear shoes at all times.
· Make sure your bike is in good, working condition.
· Wrap a clean t-shirt around your bike seat.
· Put your stuff in a plastic bag and duct tape it to your bike frame. Only undress to the extent that you feel comfortable.
· Bring water.
· Bring a small first aid kit and a tire patch kit.
· Bring cash for swag or in case you want to stop and buy a bottle of water along the route.
· Ride with a friend. There are lots of people going alone so y’all can make friends at the pre-ride. This is important so that you’ll have someone to stay with you in case you get lost, fall off your bike, etc.
· Be kind to your fellow riders and spectators. See our Physical and Sexual Harassment Policy.
Good to know:
Only follow the people with the orange flags. The Front Line will have orange safety flags attached to their bikes. They are the front of the ride. Do not ride in front of them as that makes things dangerous for everyone else. Anyone riding in a different direction from the Pacers is doing their own thing. Don’t follow them.
The Street Team will be blocking oncoming traffic from trying to break through the column as we pass. Do not follow them.
Medical Team members will be on hand in case you get hurt. Mechanical Team members will be on hand to help with MINOR repairs.
Prime PNBR watching locations:
Want to participate by cheering us on? Come out to one of these points in the city to catch an excellent view of our glorious column as we ride along and wave like rock stars. What time should you get there? We’ll announce the starting time and the route on Thursday afternoon. Figure we ride at about 5-7 mph, then do the math. :)
- Rittenhouse Square
- Independence Mall
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Chinatown Arch
- Prince Music Theater at Broad & Chestnut
- Fireman’s Hall Museum near 2nd and Race
- JFK Plaza
- UPenn Locust Walk Bridge
- Logan Square
- The steps of the Federal Courthouse at 9th and Market
We are pleased to announce this information regarding the after-party:
Frankford Hall at is one of the official sites of the PNBR after party! You will have to be clothed but otherwise they will be happily welcoming riders so you can continue the fun long after the ride is over. Check ‘em out: http://www.frankfordhall.com/
The 700 Club at 2nd and Fairmount is a great little spot with a cozy dance floor. They’ll be hosting us all night so check them out! http://www.the700.org/
North Bowl is letting people hang out naked! http://www.northbowlphilly.com/
Please note that the Piazza at Schmidts will not be involved with PNBR whatsoever this year. This will be the first year that the PNBR won’t be ending or going past the Piazza. They went under new management last year and they have since prohibited any nudity on their grounds, regardless of how much revenue we promise to bring them.
The ending location will not be the Piazza. Instead it will be a *surprise* ending location that will not be announced until we get to it. On Thursday afternoon, we will announce the route up until a certain point. After that you will just have to sit back, enjoy the ride and let us guide you to wherever we wind up.
Get excited for body painting!
This year Matt Deifer and his team of Bodypaint.Me will be available to get you all glammed up before the ride! Check out his incredible artwork: http://www.bodypaint.me/
Pricing for the professional body painting is TBA.
There will be a DIY station where paint will be provided for a suggested donation of $2-$5 to help cover the cost of paint and supplies. Otherwise bring your own and share with a friend!
More ways to get involved:
- Volunteer! We could especially use help with hanging up posters and passing out postcards. We are also looking for some super incredible Street Team Warriors for Ride Day. If you want to help please send an email to phillynakedbikeride@gmail@com with “volunteer” in the subject line or fill out the form: Volunteer
- Communicate: Want to get in touch with fellow riders, volunteers and organizers? Check out our facebook group, a wonderfully thriving community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phillynbr/ You can also send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Donate: Want to donate to the PNBR? Go to: http://www.gofundme.com/Naked-Bike-Ride All of the supplies that are used at the starting location to keep things organized and all of the printing costs are donated by volunteers! Your contribution is much appreciated!
The Philly Naked Bike Ride is *rain or shine*, bare as you dare, and open to all people of all ages.
Rain or shine = If it rains, hails, is cloudy, or there’s a traffic jam: We’re still riding!
Bare as you Dare = You can wear as much or as little clothes as you want, it’s up to you!
Open to all people of all ages = Everyone can participate, so long as they are respectful of their fellow participants. Please see our Physical and Sexual Harassment Policy.