Portland Pictures: 2011 World Naked Bike Ride

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World Naked Bike Ride
Burnside Bridge, Portland, Oregon
June 18, 2011

As always, Jonathan from BikePortland has a lot of great pics from the World Naked Bike Ride. We’ve posted a sampling here, but you can see many more on his site as well as descriptions and comments here.

From NYDailyNews.com: Thousands of cyclists take it off for World Naked Bike Ride; meant to raise environmental awareness

“This is just a way of drawing attention to the need to be more green and replace fossil fuels with natural power,” Ken Johnson, who was body-painted grey at the Portland route, told Reuters.

In Portland cops even sent out a press release stressing it is legal to be naked in public in that city. They did, however, urge participants to wear a helmet…Read More…

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From TimesLive (NSFW): Naked riders pedal for respect

World Naked Bike Ride is a globally observed event among hard-core bikers designed, at least ostensibly, to promote the use of the bicycle for transportation. But Portland cyclists have been especially adamant about making it another of the Pacific Northwest city’s quirky traditions. Read More…

More Portland Naked Bike Ride Pictures (NSFW)…

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12 Responses to Portland Pictures: 2011 World Naked Bike Ride

  1. Ms. Engelhardt June 19, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    It would be really great if you’d post the route in the future.

    I waited with others on NW 21st and Burnside from 10PM until 11:30PM hoping to see it, but finally gave up and went home. Even the cops couldn’t tell us if you were coming and when.

    Also…would you consider doing it in the day time? Not many people are out that late at night to receive your important message.

  2. Foxcrawl June 20, 2011 at 5:04 am #

    haha, that’s impressive. nonconformist people. it good that naked biking is not illegal in Portland

  3. k June 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    saw the link on yahoo – that’s awesome. I applaud you but it looks a tad uncomfortable. It hurts me enough with bike shorts AND a padded seat! God bless you for putting up with what had to be at least a little painful.

  4. Participant June 21, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    @ Ms. Engelhardt.

    Not disclosing the route is the wisest thing that the organizers can do so as to limit the amount of gawkers at the event. If you want to see it, RIDE IT. Though it is the defining feature of the event, you don’t have to be naked, and many people took advantage of the ‘bare as you dare’ slogan.

    This is a large event, and the spectators shouldn’t be the majority.

  5. aihsuha June 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    How the hell is this legal? Well, it looks like a lot of fun, wish i could have ride a banana on the back off @saraundwoods bikes..oooh baby..thats all i think about when i see this event, SEX

  6. M June 22, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    If you don’t want more spectators than riders, wear more clothing? Perhaps doing just that, would gain more true people/riders for your cause, and less people participating who are merely there for the gag of it. You’ve had your freedom fun now; how about next, go do something that is actually accomplishing something worthy of coverage other than perpetuating the worn out = Keep Portland Weird = bumper sticker image of what you all think Portland should be.

  7. P June 23, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    The suggestion by M above would garner almost no national media coverage. Clothed bikers are boring. As a journalist, I can assure you that the media considers naked people in public newsworthy. Way to go Portland! Your courageous nakedness raised more than just awareness, but hey, the whole world got your go-green message.

  8. heather July 8, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    Hi I do a webshow called weird in Portland and my ep 2 is onthe naked bike ride. about how many people turned out this year for 2011. I saw that 2010 was like 13k but are there any figures for 2011?

  9. Kent Adamson January 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Keep me informed on the next one this year.

  10. rupert February 9, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    notify me in time to sign up for 2012 ride. thanx Rupert

  11. Tom H. March 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Make sure that I am signed up for the 1:30 daytime ride at Coe circle again, Which Saturday? And the night time ride. Both on the same day this year I hope!

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