It is said that the perfect temperature for the nude body is a breezy 82 degrees Fahrenheit, thus making the World Naked Bike Ride the choice summer activity. Naked bike rides are held in cities across the globe to protest the global dependence on oil, to promote an acceptance of a comfortable and healthy body image, and to increase the awareness of cyclists in a predominantly automobile-driven society (pun intended). Plus it's fun: Cyclists are encouraged to go as "bare as you dare," they use body paint for a good 'n' groovy Technicolor time, and parents are welcome to bring their children. The Community Arts and Media Project (3022-A Cherokee Street; 314-776-1721 or www.stlcamp.org) hosts a public screening of the documentary Indecent Exposure to Cars: The Story of the World Naked Bike Ride tonight at 9 p.m.; it's an informational teaser for the St. Louis Naked Bike Ride scheduled for August. Donations of $1 to $2 from cyclists or $3 to $5 from drivers are requested, but body paint will be accepted in place of payment.
Sat., July 26, 2008