No, it’s not legal. But officials in Philadelphia give it a pass.
Before hopping on a bicycle without clothes, organizers of the Philly Naked Bike Ride suggest wrapping the seat in a t-shirt, a bandana or a nice swatch of velvet. It’s for comfort and it’s the courteous thing to do if you’re renting.
Pro tips like these are crucial to a smooth and nude ride through the middle of Philadelphia for Saturday’s 9th Annual Philly Naked Bike Ride, an annual event where thousands of people strip down and snake leisurely through the City of Brotherly Love for hours.