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Freedom From Pants Ride Tyler Bloomquist

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Freedom from Pants Ride XI

July 4
6-11:30 p.m.
Free
Cycling, Holiday

For the past 12 years, this ride has been celebrating the birth of our nation the way we’re all born: naked and screaming. This July 4, riders will once again free themselves of pants, tops, and other regularly worn items of clothing as they make their way through Minneapolis. Some people wear swimsuits, some wear underwear, some keep their clothes on. There is no wrong sartorial answer here, as long as you feel free. Beers and other beverages will be enjoyed along the route, and usually there’s at least one beach stop. Bring sunscreen, bring drinks, and bring a bag for trash, but leave the fireworks to the pros—there’s too much exposed skin here for that to be safe.