PNBR 2015 STARTING LOCATION

Starting Location:

Here’s the news that you all have been waiting for!!! The starting location for PNBR 2015 is on Martin Luther King (MLK) Drive, just past the Sweetbriar Drive intersection, on a grassy area on the right hand side as you head up from the Art Museum. It’s a wonderful large, private area with some shade along the Schuylkill River. MLK in this portion is closed to traffic on weekends till 5pm, but MLK is open to traffic from the Art Museum to the Sweetbriar Drive starting at 12pm. If you are driving in, there is no convenient parking lots in the area. We suggest parking in Center City or close to one of the after parties. We will try to post photos on Instagram on the day of the ride to help you find the location. Go to end of the post for detailed directions to the location.

  • Pre-ride Activities: 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • Clean-up: 2:30pm-3pm
  • Ride Start: 3pm
  • Bodypainting
  • Mechanical area for any simple fixes
  • Photography/media check-in
    **ONLY  pre-approved photographers by PNBR will be granted access to photograph the bodypaint area. Please make sure you read the photography policy in the Code of Conduct.**

Please read the post What to Prepare for the Ride, and PNBR’s Code of Conduct!

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Route:

Old places with a new twist, and some new ones. Total distance is about 11-12 miles.

  • We will head towards the Art Museum and go around Eakins Oval to head back into University City like last year.
  • In University City, the route will be similar to last year, but going down Walnut St. , then heading into Center City on Market.
  • Of course, we will head around the perennial favorite, Rittenhouse Square. Love the crowds that wait and cheer for us!
  • We will head back on Market towards City Hall and Independence Mall.
  • Annnnd, down into the 5th St. tunnel. Everybody scream!
  • We will double back on Callowhill to go down 10th St. into the heart of Chinatown.
  • We will then go onto Walnut, to head down the newly paved Broad St.
  • Heading back east, we will go down South St. (“Meet me on South St., the hippest street in town”)
  • Then down 4th St. to the ending location, Jefferson Square on Washington St.

We reserve the right to make any last minute changes to the route.

At the ending location, everybody will have to get dressed again as soon as possible, before heading to the after parties.

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After Parties:

We have been working hard to provide some fun after party ideas for this year’s Naked Bike Ride. Read on for the details regarding what’s being offered, and capacity limits. We wish we could have a giant party to fit all of our naked bike riding friends under one roof, but since we can’t, we hope to see you at one of these venues.

NOTE: PNBR CODE OF CONDUCT APPLIES AT THE AFTER PARTIES!

*** For your own safety, You must be clothed when you leave the ride, warehouse, etc.***

Warehouse:

  • Address: 1002 Watkins St (10th and Watkins), close to the ending location in South Philly.
  • Clothing optional
  • Capacity is 500 people for the 2nd floor. Wristbands will be required to enter the 2nd floor.
  • 400 wristbands will be available for a minimum $5 donation at the pre-ride event at the Photographer/Media check-in tent. If you can’t get to us at pre-ride, we will have 100 more wristbands at the door.
  • Wristbands get you access to the 2nd floor where free beer will be offered, along with dancing to tunes queued up by several DJs. It will be 18 to enter, and 21 to drink.
    **Bring ID. You’re not getting in without it**
  • The first floor of the event will be open to riders who do not wish to go upstairs, don’t have wristbands, and/or are minors.
  • Some really great food vendors will be on site including South Philly Barbacoa and Nach-yo truck. We will continue selling cold water at the after party as well.
  • The event is being graciously hosted at someone’s private venue. Beer will not be served after 11 pm, and the private event ends at midnight.
  • Only one official professional photographer (already identified) will be allowed into the event.

Bars:

Shenanigans

  • Address:1624 North Front St.
  • $2 Kenzinger pints & $2 Miller High Life
  • Capacity: 50 people in the 2nd floor
  • The 2nd floor will be clothing optional.
  • Till closing at 2am

Bike Stop

  • 206 S Quince St
  • Allows nudity above the waist

Frankford Hall

  • Frankford Ave., north of Girard Ave.
  • Not clothing optional

The Watchman

  • Frankford Ave. and Jefferson St.
  • Not clothing optional

Dirty Franks

  • 13th St. and Pine St.
  • Not clothing optional

If we get more bars that make themselves available, and more information , we will add them here.

Directions to the Starting Location:

From Center City, pedal towards the Art Museum at the end of the Ben Franklin Parkway, cross the Lower Level of the Spring Garden St. Bridge, and continue up the bike path on the side of Martin Luther King (West River) Drive, under Girard Ave. Bridge, past the next traffic light at Sweetbriar Drive, and find us on the grass on the right side along the river.
From 30th St. Train Station, pedal West on Market St. into University City, turn right, North on 33rd St., left at the end onto Mantua Ave., and 1st right on 34th St. past the Zoo, cross Girard Ave., go under the double arch railroad bridge, 1st right on Sweetbriar Drive, left onto Martin Luther King (West River) Drive, and find us on the grass on the right side along the river.

 

What to Prepare for the Ride

It’s less than a week to the ride!!! Are you getting excited to ride naked (or barely naked)? There are some things that you should do to prepare for the ride.

Photographers/Media must pre-register for access to the starting location. Email info@phillynakedbikeride.org and we’ll respond with registration details.

**ONLY  pre-approved photographers by PNBR will be granted access to photograph the bodypaint area. Please make sure you read the photography policy in the Code of Conduct.**

Volunteers: There is still time to sign up to volunteer. Contact us at phillynakedbikeride@gmail.com. We have a general volunteer meeting on Wednesday, 26 August from 7-9 pm in Center City.

Riders: The ride is free and there is NO Registration. Just show up and have fun! The pre-ride activities will be from 12:30-2:30pm, and the ride will start at 3pm. Stay tuned to this site, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the starting location, route, and other information. The details will be posted 24-48 hours prior to the start of the ride. In addition, see below for other things to consider:

  • Make sure your bike works. If you need to rent a bike, PNBR is not associated with any local bike rental companies. PNBR does suggest renting a bike for the day versus using Indego, as renting will be less expensive. Please bring your own towel if you’re renting!!
  • You might want to plan for these things:
    • Clothes for after the ride
    • A way to carry your clothes with you or on your bike
    • Shoes
    • Helmet (highly recommended)
    • Cash for water, pre-ride and post-ride activities, and to donate to PNBR.
    • Phone
    • Water
    • Patch kit
    • Bandaids
    • Sunblock
    • Bug spray
    • Decorations for your body and your bike

Everybody: Read the Code of Conduct.

Philly Naked Bike Ride Fundraiser

We’re out of bodypaint supplies this year and need to put up a considerable amount of money just to purchase what we need to paint at the event. Please donate today and help us make this the best PNBR ever!

Other than raising event awareness and the body positivity movement embodied by the Philly Naked Bike Ride  (PNBR), the fundraiser’s goal is raising money for the bodypaint at this year’s pre-ride activities. For the past couple years, Bodypaint.Me  has provided donation-based bodypainting for all cyclists to make the ride as colorful and vibrant as possible! This year, we want to make the bodypainting even better with more paint, more bodypainters, and higher quality professional body paint, powder and glitter, and to make it free for as many riders as possible!

Please donate today and help us make this the most colorful PNBR ever! JUST ADDED: Anyone who donates $20 or more will receive a signed and numbered 11″x14″ limited edition print of the PNBR human sculpture! Check out our gofundme for more info!

http://www.gofundme.com/pnbrfundraiser

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Photo Credit: Nater Pix

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Photo Credit: NYC Pixelista

3 MORE WEEKS to the PNBR 2015!!!

Can you believe it that it’s only 3 more weeks to the PNBR 2015? It will be held on Saturday, 29 August 2015! Start time will be 3pm, with pre-ride festivities (bodypainting – YESSS!) from 12:30-2:30pm! Hope that you have already reserved the date, made your work, travel, etc. plans, tuned up your bike, and spread the word to friends and family.

But we still need a lot of volunteers, especially for the Street Team! Your main responsibility will be to block traffic so that all of the riders are safe. And you get to do this by riding up and down the column of riders and riding on side streets and bypassing the route if needed.

If you’re a bodypainter, we also could use you as we would like to try to paint as many bodies as possible. If interested in the Street Team or the Bodypainting or other teams such as the Mechanical, Medical, and Outreach teams, please contact us at info@phillynakedbikeride.org.

Photographers and Media must pre-register for access to the starting location. Email info@phillynakedbikeride.org and we’ll respond with registration details.

**ONLY  pre-approved photographers by PNBR will be granted access to photograph the bodypaint area. Please make sure you read the photography policy in the Code of Conduct.**

Start getting excited for the most fun you can have on a bike!

Bodypaint.Me and Get Hype Productions present…

Philly Naked Bike Ride Fundraiser

Join us as we help raise funds for the seventh annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. This unique fundraiser will feature limited edition high-quality prints of the PNBR logo painted on eight nude models forming a human sculpture that was painted by Matt Deifer and photographed by Charles Cerrone in their studio. Organizers from PNBR will be available to answer any questions. A silent auction of photos and other artwork focused on the PNBR will be held. Photos and video of past PNBR events will be displayed throughout the night and live bodypainting will occur. Refreshments will be served. Other than raising event awareness and the body positivity movement embodied by the Philly Naked Bike Ride, the fundraiser’s goal is raising money for the bodypaint at this year’s pre-ride activities. For the past couple years, Bodypaint.Me has provided donation-based bodypainting for all cyclists to make the ride as colorful and vibrant as possible! This year, we want to make the bodypainting even better with more paint, more bodypainters, and higher quality professional body paint, powder and glitter, and to make it free for as many riders as possible! Please help us reach our goal! Together we can make this year’s ride the best one ever! Here’s the final image that was painted by Matt Deifer and photographed by Charles Shan Cerrone. You can purchase a limited edition fine art print of this human sculpture at our upcoming PNBR Fundraiser. Scroll down below for all the details!

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Bodypaint.Me and Cerrone Photo Studio Sharktown Studios,

Third Floor 155 Cecil B Moore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19122

| 6 pm – 10 pm | Complimentary beer from Yards Brewing Company |

Can’t make it to our fundraiser? Donate online through our GoFundMe page! http://www.gofundme.com/pnbrfundraiser

Call to photographers!

Showcase your exceptional photos from past Philly Naked Bike Rides at the fundraiser! If you have any that you would like to donate to the fundraiser, please your submit your photos to info@bodypaint.me by Sunday, August 2.

About the Philly Naked Bike Ride

PNBR is on August 29th this year and we’re riding together to promote fuel conscious consumption, positive body image, and cycling advocacy. Ride with us and bring your own message, too! The Philly Naked Bike Ride is just one of many that are part of the World Naked Bike Ride movement. Check it out! http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org

Get to know us!

www.phillynakedbikeride.org

http://www.bodypaint.me

http://www.cerronephoto.com

http://www.yardsbrewing.com

http://www.deifer.com

http://www.funtownproductions.com

http://www.gethypewith.us

RSVP and invite your friends on our FB event page! https://www.facebook.com/events/139992789668261/

2 MORE MONTHS!!!

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Have you made your plans? Invited friends and family? Is the bike ready? It’s only 2 months to the ride. Are you excited? We invite you to join the dedicated group of volunteers that make this ride successful every year. We have numerous roles and positions to fill, especially the Street Team. Contact us at info@phillynakedbikeride.org if you’re interested. Or meet us at several events through the summer as we distribute these postcards!

SUPPORT US, PLEASE!!!

If you cannot help us by volunteering/organizing, one way to help us out is to donate some cash at http://www.gofundme.com/Naked-Bike-Ride. We need the help to print out posters and postcards to advertise the ride, and for supplies at the pre-ride event and during the ride. It is with your generosity that the ride continues successfully every year. Please help this year’s ride be an epic event.