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Friday, August 24, 2012

Naked Bike Ride Philly Plans, Route Announced

Here's a special message from the folks at Philly Naked Bike Ride:

Hi there everyone!

We are STOKED for the Philly Naked Bike Ride 2012 happening
THIS SATURDAY, August 25th at 4pm.
Meet at: Pier 53/Washington Avenue Green at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Columbus Boulevard.
There is a small paved area and park there that is part of the Delaware River Bike Trail. It is just south of the U.S. Coast Guard Station. We’ll have signs and flags so you’ll see where it is. The path only allows for bikes to enter, so if you’re driving, see parking advice below.

The route will wind through Center City at a fairly slow pace up to PYT at the Piazza where Tommy Up will be hosting us with an exclusive PNBR Dance Party and drink specials.

Click here to see a map of the route: http://goo.gl/maps/ImYE1

Parking: PNBR recommends that those who absolutely cannot bike or take public transport to the ride use the facebook group to set up carpools: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phillynbr/10151253413039892/?comment_id=10151257388674892&notif_t=group_activity
Otherwise, you can park at these untimed/unmetered spots:
The Piazza parking lot at 2nd and American streets.
Under I-95, between Wharton and Mifflin streets and Front and Water streets. Entrances are on Reed, Dickinson, Tasker, and Mifflin streets.

For your safety and information:
During the ride, the Medical Team will have red flags and red crosses painted on their backs.
The Street Team (they guide riders and bank traffic) will have orange flags and street lights painted on their backs.
The Mechanical Team will have blue flags and blue wrenches painted on their backs.

Exciting things happening at pre-ride:

Performances by George Urgo and his band http://georgeurgoblues.com/the-george-urgo-band/ and MusicBox Dynamo
https://www.facebook.com/musicboxdynamo http://www.musicboxdynamo.com/  !

Artists to help you get all gussied up for a small donation - they’ll have glitter!
Body Paint Sharing Area - bring a tube or two of tempera or acrylic, swap with people for other colors. Dick Blick has donated some paint for us this year and every year in the past. Show them some love by buying your supplies there: http://www.dickblick.com/stores/pennsylvania/philadelphia/
Mechanical Team providing last minute repairs for a small donation
Official PNBR Bike Lights for $5!
Distribution of info from the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia about bike safety and cycling laws
People on hand to answer your questions
Friend-making
Merriment-sharing
Overall joyousness

PNBR Preparedness Checklist:
Shirt (wrap it around your bike seat for added comfort)
Other clothing (tape it to your frame)
Shoes
Water
Sunscreen
A few $ for body painting, lights, mechanical help and drinks or snacks at PYT
A friend
Cell phone
Route
Helmet (not required but encouraged)

There is still time to print some posters and invite your friends! Download posters of various sizes here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e2vj0bflzlwupww/D5z7ctE1TH

Don’t forget to take advantage of this awesome deal from WashCycle Laundry: Get 50% your first delivery when you go here: https://secure.washcyclelaundry.com/registrations/new and use the coupon code "phillynakedbikes". WashCycle will donate 5% of the proceeds to PNBR! 

We can’t wait to see you on Saturday!

Much love,
The Philly Naked Bike Ride

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