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World Naked Bike Ride

Tatyana Telnikova is the owner of HandleBar in the Grove neighborhood and an organizer of St. Louis' World Naked Bike Ride.
Tatyana Telnikova

Nearly a decade ago, HandleBar owner Tatyana Telnikova began heading up the after-party for St. Louis’ World Naked Bike Ride.

She’s now even more deeply involved as an organizer of the annual event, which gets going at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Grove neighborhood.

On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, Telnikova talked with guest host Jim Kirchherr of the Nine Network about this growing St. Louis tradition. Twelve years running, the ride aims to raise awareness about oil dependency, body positivity and cyclist vulnerability.

Bare as you Dare bike ride returns to St. Louis

Jul 24, 2012

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, July 24, 2012 - On July 28, bikers across St. Louis will be riding as "bare as they dare" to "promote cyclist awareness, protest oil dependency and promote positive body image," according to promoters. The ride will depart from the South Grand parking lot at Hartford Street at 8 p.m.