MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – It appears no law was violated when 42 cyclists rode through Vermont’s capital without the benefit of clothing.

The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reports that Vermont has no ban on public nudity. Disrobing in public is a crime, but the cyclists changed into their birthday suits before venturing out.

Participants in Saturday’s event say they were trying to tell the naked truth about too much dependence on oil for transportation, and that cycling is healthier for the individual and the planet.

It was the Montpelier version of the World Naked Bike Ride, which is designed to promote bikes in place of cars.


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