Organizers announced Thursday that the ride will begin at Laurelhurst Park in southeast Portland. The event will begin at dusk on Saturday, June The naked bike ride no longer publicizes the exact route of the ride, in order to protect riders from big crowds that could gather along the streets.
The naked bicycle ride begins at 2 p. The route is 3 miles long and winds through downtown, in front of the Statehouse and back to the Barre Street starting point. Organizers, the three original riders from last year's nude jaunt through town, are expecting at least a couple dozen cyclists for this year's event.
Several dozen bikers rode naked through the streets of Montpelier, Vermont, over the weekend. The event was part of what's called the World Naked Bike Ride. It's intended to promote bicycles as an alternative to cars.
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Later this month, hundreds of people will take to the streets of Beantown on their bikes — many of them in the buff. The ninth annual World Naked Bike Ride Bostonscheduled for July 21 this year, is back and once again calling attention to important issues such as safe roads for cyclists, dependency on fossil fuels, and body positivity. World Naked Bike Ride as a global entity has been around since the early aughts, but it wasn't until nearly a decade ago that it found its way to Boston — where anywhere between to people typically join in on the action.
About 8, cyclists took part inand 9, rode inmaking it the second-largest organized ride in Portland, behind the Providence Bridge Pedal. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, June It's all good, because we're out there making a statement and just experiencing what it's like to be in this mass of people.
On June 7, cyclists in 70 cities in 25 countries will require only three pieces of gear: a bike, a white front headlight, and a red rear reflector. That's it, at least for those participating in the World Naked Bike Ride. Event organizers in Portland, Oregon, hope to recruit more than 8, participants to raise awareness of cyclists and to protest against the oil-based economy. Other goals include showcasing the vulnerability of cyclists and pedestrians on the streets, encouraging a healthy body image through active lifestyles, and promoting self-sufficiency through renewable energy sources, according to the ride's website.
I have set up an email address, wnbrmontpelier gmail. I am not from the area, so I need local volunteers to help plan the route and make any other local arrangements! Not a requirement, but if you are planning on riding, please email me so that I will know that I'm not alone!
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