Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 13th, 2009 at 6:54 pm
– More photos here/Slideshow below –
(Photos © J. Maus)
So there I was, enjoying the awesome Cirque du Cycling art/freak bike parade on N. Mississippi, when I look up and see a bunch of smiling naked people.
In a stroke of bike fun genius, the organizers of the Sunny Nekkid Ride (a traditional precursor to tonight’s World Naked Bike Ride), decided to crash the Cirque du Cycling event. And boy, did they make an impression.
them down the street!
Imagine several hundred families, eating pizza and drinking beer, enjoying a bike parade on beautiful, carfree Mississippi Avenue when all of the sudden they come face to face with fully nude people riding bikes. It was an amazing moment that will live forever in Pedalpalooza lore.
Cirque organizers were stunned at the unexpected twist their carefully planned event had taken… but the crowd just smiled, laughed, and clapped. More photos in slideshow below:
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
It’s been a fantastic day here on Mississippi. I’ll have full photos and recap tomorrow, but I couldn’t wait to share this bit of Pedalpalooza magic.
Check out all our Pedalpalooza coverage, including a full report and photos from the Sunny Nekkid Ride and more at our Pedalpalooza Special coverage page.