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Colorado Springs bicyclists tone down nude ride

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Bicyclists who planned to ride naked through downtown Colorado Springs to protest oil dependency say they toned down their demonstration out of fear they’d get cited for indecent exposure.

The more than a dozen riders wore skivvies and put duct tape in strategic places but bared enough skin to paint slogans on their bodies that said “Burn fat, not oil.”

The bikers say police warned them they could be ticketed if they rode completely naked. The demonstration Saturday afternoon was part of World Naked Bike Ride, aimed at drawing attention to dependence on cars and gasoline.

Bikers in Boulder last week participated in the same protest but also covered up enough to not get in trouble. An indecent exposure conviction can lead to having to register as a sex offender.

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