Freedom From Pants Ride Star Tribune


Freedom from Pants XIII

July 4
6-11:59 p.m.
Barhopping, Cycling, Fashion and Style, Holiday

There’s not a lot to celebrate about America right now. But a holiday is always a good excuse to spend time with people you love doing something memorable. On the Fourth, the Freedom from Pants crew rides once more. People will meet under a bridge on Nicollet Island, and toast to body positivity, semi-nudity, and friendship before hitting the streets en masse. The route is usually kept secret until the day of, but typically includes stops at parks and beaches. Requested attire for this event is whatever you want: Many will be nearly nude/down to their skivvies, while others may ride fully clothed. The choice is yours. Don’t, however, choose to be an ugly American. Leave the fireworks and squirt guns at home, and don’t even think about telling someone to take off more clothes. We all still have the right to choose (for now, at least, in Minnesota). Where to find people: Hennepin Bridge on Nicollet Island (2 Merriam St., Minneapolis).