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A cyclist at the World Naked Bike Ride in Los Angeles, Calif., June 14, 2014 (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

It is a truth universally acknowledged — well, okay, at least 98 percent acknowledged — that things can get rather awkward when you run into a naked person riding a bike. In early June, however, the organizers of Philadelphia’s annual Naked Bike Ride informed the Associated Press that this year the urban unclothed could have at least some anonymity: While riders will not be required to don shorts, nor any scrap of traditional clothing, nor even a really, really, really long pair of socks, they will be asked to wear a face mask. Naked. On a bike. Outside.

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Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star

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