The ride typically begins at around 9 p. Chavez Boulevard. Organizers always keep the exact route a secret, in order to deter people from lining the streets and posing a threat to cyclists as they pass. Organizers point out that the ride is a protest, not a parade, and discourage people from lining up to watch. That said, spectators typically crowd the starting location, and people always wind up catching an eyeful from local businesses and neighborhood streets. A rider count from was never released, but since the event has drawn between 8, and 10, participants each year.
What you need to know about the 2019 World Naked Bike Ride in Portland
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Wearing a helmet is a great way to stay safe while bicycling — no one would argue with that. For the undressed masses who streak through Portland each year during the World Naked Bike Ride , accouterments are largely unnecessary. Every June, thousands of cyclists cruise commando through Portland streets as part of the World Naked Bike Ride, a global protest against oil dependency. As a part of a worldwide protest against oil dependency, this annual event has seen Portlanders pedaling au natural every June since The route is kept a secret, with only the starting point revealed in advance. Then, thousands of riders hit the roads, cruising commando through streets closed off to cars by fully-clothed Portland police officers. Never-nude medical personnel and bike mechanics are also on-hand, in case of emergencies.
World Naked Bike Ride announces 2020 date in Portland
As always, the starting location for the ride will be announced later this spring, with the actual route kept under wraps to dissuade the public from lining the streets in advance, posing a possible public safety hazard for attendees. The World Naked Bike Ride is officially a protest — against our dependency on oil, for cyclist safety and in support of body positivity. Attendees are also encouraged to adopt their own causes, often using their bare backs as protest signs. The event's motto is "bare as you dare," encouraging riders to dress down to their comfort.
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