Once again it’s time to get weird – for one night only, you can take your clothes off and enjoy a nice bike ride around the city.
Saturday, June 7th, at 8 pm, the World Naked Bike Ride will take place at Normandale Park in NE Portland with the removal of all fabrics and the application of body paint.
The World Naked Bike Ride originated as a protest against society’s dependency on oil and as a way to raise awareness of the dangers cyclists face on the road. The event started in Portland in 2004 with about 100 naked cyclists and rose to 8,000 nude bikers in 2013, a record that the WNBR hopes to break this year.
The official route of the 2014 ride will not be disclosed beforehand, so all attendees must be at Normandale Park before the 9 pm start time.
The will also be an official after party, presented by the Portland Mercury and The 10 Barrel Brewing Company. It will take place at 2410 N. Mississippi Ave with DJs, dancing, food carts, and $3 beer!
Now, here’s a few important things to know about the ride according to the WNBR:
- Wear helmets and shoes!
- Do not ride drunk or bring alcohol!
- Arrive at the location with your bike or by public transportation but not by car!
- Arrive at location wearing clothes especially if you arrive on public transportation!
- Bring a backpack so you can get undressed and store your clothes!
- The use of cameras is not allowed at the starting and ending location!
- Ride carefully!
- Respect others!
- Have some fun!
The hostel will be leading a special activity to celebrate the World Naked Bike Ride. Please check our activities board or ask at the front desk for more information.