Today, you might see a lot of naked cyclists riding through Montreal.

The clothing-optional bike ride is intended as a peaceful protest.

The Montreal edition of the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) takes place on Saturday, so when you see a large group of naked people cycling down the street, you’ll know why: it’s meant to be a peaceful protest against fossil fuels and our dependence on foreign oil.

The World Naked Bike Ride returns to Montreal tomorrow.

The clothing-optional bike tour is scheduled to begin in Dorchester Square—which is at the intersection of Rue Peel and Boulevard René-Lévesque—at 1:00 PM and will take a tour of the city until at least 8:00 PM, when the night ride will take place.

A map posted by the Facebook group administrator shows that the drive will pass through the City Hall grounds, the village and downtown Montreal before returning to the plaza.

Cycle World Magazine, Jan. 1993

The WNBR Wiki page recommends that cyclists wear a mask for protection during the ride.

Cyclists can also rent BIXI bikes for the trail, but BIXI told MTL Blog in March that it requests cyclists cover the seats with plastic bags for sanitary purposes. It also reminded participants to wear shoes and helmets.

At the time, Gene Dare, the organiser of the World Naked Bike Ride in Montreal, told MTL Blog that it was hard to say how many cyclists would participate this year. However, the wiki page states that this year’s edition is “a much bigger and more exciting ride.”