Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on May 30th, 2008 at 1:22 pm
That number tied with London for the largest crowd in the world, and this year, organizers expect the crowd to swell to 1200-1500 people.
If you’ve never done the ride, you should really consider it. This year will be my fourth time and it’s always an absolutely unforgettable experience. There’s just something about being naked on a bike, whizzing through the heart of downtown Portland — while crowds of club-goers spill onto the streets to give you high-fives and incredulous looks — that defies description.
If the nudity thing makes you pause, just remember that everyone’s welcome — whether you bare it all, or just show-off your favorite underwear. The only thing required for the ride is a bike (and a smile!).
And, in case you somehow missed it, the very talented volunteers that are putting the party and ride together have created a truly human-powered World Naked Bike Ride countdown timer. Grab the code to embed it on your website here.
Portland’s edition of the World Naked Bike Ride is slated for midnight on June 14th and happens the same night as the Pedalpalooza Kickoff Dance Party. Find all the details here.
— See what last year’s ride looked like by checking out my Naked Bike Ride Photo Gallery.