The New Orleans Exercist bikes naked


Riders leave Markey Park during the 2014 World Naked Bike Ride. - ROBERT JENNINGS/YOUTUBE
  • Riders leave Markey Park during the 2014 World Naked Bike Ride.

Each week this summer, the New Orleans Exercist brings you news and events for active living in the Big Easy. This week: get out your Glitter Tits to bike naked in the French Quarter and clean and jerk on the Northshore. Ow ow.

- The World Naked Bike Ride cruises through the Marigny and French Quarter at 4 p.m. tomorrow (June 13), beginning at Bywater’s Markey Park (700 block of Piety Street). The spectacle intends to raise awareness about the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and other “issues concerning humanity.” The ride is open to everyone in all states of dress and funded by donation.

- Franco’s Athletic Club’s Northshore CrossFit outpost, CrossFit Franco’s (1801 North Causeway Blvd., Mandeville;, sponsors the Gulf Coast Games CrossFit competition on Saturday (June 13). Registration is closed, but you can still turn out (at 8:30 a.m.!) to watch two-person teams squat, jerk and box jump their way to cash prizes.

- Also on the Northshore this weekend: Tour de Louisiane bike race events take place Saturday near Franklinton and Sunday in Covington. Online registration is closed, but race-day registration will be available. Riders must purchase USA Cycling road licenses to compete.

- Alternative charter high school The NET ( holds a charity basketball tournament called Nothing but NET on Saturday (June 13) at Langston Hughes Academy (3519 Trafalgar St.). There’s dunk contests and team play available for youth and adults.

- West Bank-based Triumph Krav Maga (2901 General De Gaulle Dr., Ste. 201, 504-324-5705; now offers classes in the Israeli self-defense discipline on the East Bank as well. The new classes are held at Brazilian jujitsu school NOLA BJJ (4521 Magazine St., 504-250-1760; and at NOLA Xtreme Fitness (5304 Canal Blvd., 504-301-9066;

- New Orleans-based social club and “brand and support collective” #Awayteam ( meets up at the New Orleans Museum of Art (1 Collins Diboll Circle) at noon Sunday (June 14) for a friendly bike ride to the Fly and a game of adult kickball, just like you’ve been trying to get your friends to do for ages.

- Mark Berger of Higher Power (514 City Park Ave., 504-302-7497; teaches at this Tuesday’s (June 16) edition of Hot Yoga, Cold Beer at NOLA Brewing (3001 Tchoupitoulas St.;

- Twerked-out booty shorts too sexy for the gym? Glitter Tits, a monthly dance party at Rampart Street dive bar The Voodoo Lounge (718 N Rampart St., 504-265-0953), sports a workout theme this Saturday night (June 13). DJ Rusty Lazer and TEAMBUFFY provide the tunes. Cover is $5 in costume. You might even get a workout.

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