What’s a Minneapolis summer without PBR, bikes, and half-naked hipsters? Add one part patriotism and one part bike enthusiasts, minus the clothes and stir well. This equals the Freedom from Pants Ride. The slow-paced bike ride with a few stops for BYOB drinking returned to the Soap Factory in time for fireworks and the Ten Second Film Festival. PHOTOS BY TAYLOR PAINO on July 4, 2012.
Holy shit this was the most fun I’ve had on the fourth. Hundreds of half naked people biking through downtown and ending at Lake Calhoun for a swim, paired with some nice cold beers, what more do you need?