Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 28th, 2011 at 11:58 am
Our friends at Shift have set the date and time for the 2011 World Naked Bike Ride. If you want to bike in the buff, mark June 18th at
8:00 10:00 pm down on your calendar (Facebook event listing). New this year, someone has decided to offer a competing ride for those who don’t care for biking naked. Yes, now you can choose from the World Naked Bike Ride or the First Annual World Clothed Bike Ride.
In recent years, Portland’s naked ride has attracted monumental crowds. Last year some estimates put the amount of riders at 13,000 and organizers say it has grown by about 50% each year. Not everyone is fully naked, and the official policy is “As bare as you dare.”
If you don’t dare go fully nude — and/or don’t want to be around people that do — this year someone has organized the “(First Annual) World Clothed Bike Ride!” Here’s a snip from the Facebook listing:
“Are you tired of all the pressure to ride bikes naked?
Are you sick of seeing the jiggly bits of people who don’t ride bikes otherwise?
Then this ride is for you!
This will be a celebration of our right to wear clothes (multiple layers even!) while going on a fabulous bike ride!
Costumes and sarcasm encouraged. Don’t mope alone during WNBR this year!”
Nothing wrong with having options I guess.