PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The coronavirus pandemic has slammed the brakes on this year’s Philly Naked Bike Ride.

The annual event usually draws thousands of nude cyclists for a trip around Philadelphia and its tourist sites.

It had been set for Aug. 29. But organizers who’d been gearing up for it said the city’s COVID-19 cases made them halt their planning.

They say canceling this year’s event “is the most responsible thing to do.” But they have a message for would-be naked riders eager to break free of their home lockdowns: They hope to be back riding next year.

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