Buffalo was recently named one of the best cities in the US  for something we had no idea even existed. And let’s just say, we have some questions. 

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We already know that Buffalo is a big-time sports town. Football and hockey reign supreme here, and the downtown baseball stadium is a popular spot in the summer. 

Recreational sports are also in-demand here. Take a drive past Delaware Park on a nice summer day and you’ll see hundreds of locals jogging, playing tennis or pickup basketball, along with tons of other outdoor activities.

But apparently, Buffalo is also a hot spot for one particular (and definitely unique) summertime sport, and we can honestly say we had no idea.

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Buffalo Is One Of The Best Cities For Naked Biking

Yup. Apparently, our fair “City of Good Neighbors” is also a city full of two-wheeled naked cyclists.

LawnStarter analyzed the 200 biggest U.S. cities, and broke down how “naked bike”-friendly they are based on five categories:

  • Local interest in nude cycling
  • Bikeability/Cyclist Friendliness
  • Nudity Laws
  • Biking Safety
  • Climate

Even though Buffalo doesn’t rank very high in the “climate” category (nude biking in a blizzard?), our city still did well enough in the other metrics to land a spot at #12, second only to New York City in the entire Empire State.

Wait a minute - is this for real?

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Buffalo Hosts A Naked Bike Ride Every Year

It sure is! Buffalo hosts an opportunity to bike in the buff every year (this year it was on July 22nd) as a part of the World Naked Bike Ride. Lots of cities across the US participate, as a protest to address climate change and censorship, among other things. 

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Even though some of us may raise an eyebrow at this quirky summer sport, you’ve got to admit these naked cyclists deserve some props. Sitting on a bicycle seat isn’t the most comfortable as it is - and they manage to do it sans-clothing? That’s impressive.

We just hope they’re wearing a helmet, even if they’re not wearing anything else!

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