The World Naked Bike Ride is back in Portland this month and now, naked bikers know where they are meeting up to begin their clothing-optional adventure.
The Portland World Naked Bike Ride will begin at Peninsula Park on Saturday, July 30 at 9 p.m. The route isn’t published ahead of time.
This month’s ride marks the return of an organized naked group ride in Portland after sitting out the COVID summers. Of course, this is also a COVID summer and organizers are asking out-of-town participants to stay home.
Why do Portlanders gather to ride naked every summer, beyond the novelty of riding naked? It’s part of a bigger movement (that’s where the “world” comes in) of protest against fossil fuel use.
“We’re using nudity as a way to draw attention to cycling, and the folly of oil dependency,” reads the FAQ section of the Portland World Naked Bike Ride website. “We hope motorists will begin to suspect cyclists have more fun, and hence maybe they don’t need their cars as much as they thought.”
Thinking about joining the ride? Here are 10 etiquette tips to help you have a good, safe time.
-- Lizzy Acker
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