world naked bike ride

Portland Art Museum to host 2013 World Naked Bike Ride

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
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Coming to the South Park Blocks.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The South Park Blocks, home to Portland’s grand theater venues, museums, and churches, will host the 2013 Portland World Naked Bike Ride on June 8th. Ride organizers have gained the blessing of the Portland Art Museum who will host the ride in the blocks directly in front of their building on SW Park between 9th and 10th avenues.

The Art Museum sees the Naked Bike Ride as a way to heighten awareness for their Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design exhibition that also happens open on June 8th. Here’s the official word from PAM’s Director of Public Relations Beth Heinrich: (more…)

‘Bare As You Dare’ naked ride documentary to debut at Filmed by Bike

Monday, April 8th, 2013
Still from Bare As You Dare.
(Photo: NW Documentary)

Bare As You Dare, a new documentary that goes behind the scenes of Portland’s annual World Naked Bike Ride will debut at Filmed by Bike later this month. The film was created by Ian McCluskey, Lilah Cady, and Jenn Byrne from NW Documentary, a Portland-based non-profit that teaches the “art of non-fiction storytelling.”

Bare As You Dare is a 17 minute film that features interviews with the volunteers who put on the ride. It also follows several subjects to show the diverse backgrounds of the people that participate. According to a statement from Filmed by Bike, the film, “follows a variety of subjects from a cancer survivor to a reserved homebody, who are surprisingly open in sharing their personal stories and motivation for participation.”

The 2012 World Naked Bike Ride (photos and recap)

Sunday, June 17th, 2012
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Rolling across the Hawthorne Bridge.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland


You need the Naked Ride and the Naked Ride needs you

Friday, June 15th, 2012
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You do not want to miss this.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The sun is shining and bike fun spirits are high. Pedalpalooza is going strong and tomorrow night it will reach one of its many climaxes when thousands upon thousands of you get naked and pedal through our wonderful city. Yes, it’s time for the legendary Portland edition of the World Naked Bike Ride.

Let’s review the basics shall we?

Where and When
The ride will happen Saturday night (June 16th) at 10:00 pm. The start location is the empty lot at the corner of SE Water and Salmon (same as last year, here’s a map). Folks will begin gathering at around 8:30 to 9:00 pm. (more…)

Documentary makers need subjects for Naked Bike Ride film

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
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Documentary will take closer look
at Naked Bike Ride.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

A local non-profit is looking for a few good subjects who aren’t bashful about participating in Portland’s annual Naked Bike Ride.

Portland-based NW Documentary teaches classes on documentary filmmaking (including one on how to film by bike) and they also boast a respectable track record in producing their own short films. Lilah Cady, a NW Documentary staffer, tells us their last short film was accepted into over 30 film festivals including major ones like Tribeca and London.

World Naked Bike Ride: Photos and reactions (NSFW)

Sunday, June 19th, 2011
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Just a portion of the vast crowd just seconds after the start.
(Photo © J. Maus)


2011 Naked Bike Ride: Details, poster revealed, cops and sponsors weigh in

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
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June 18th.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Thanks to a group of devoted volunteers working on a shoestring budget so that 10,000 people can enjoy a naked bike ride through the streets (not to mention all the people who enjoy it without even being there or participating), the Portland edition of the 2011 World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is all set for June 18th.

Behold the poster (might be NSFW, depending on where you work)… (more…)

Video of the Week: Fun coverage of the World Naked Bike Ride

Friday, August 13th, 2010

It’s a rare media outlet that can cover something like the World Naked Bike Ride with a good balance of professionalism and good-natured fun, but the crew at G4 TV seems to have done just that.

Their coverage (watch it below) of Portland’s 2010 World Naked Bike Ride features some familiar faces including “Route Czar” and frequent BikePortland commenter Matt Picio and prolific bike fun participant, gravity biker, and Hammercise co-creator, Dutch.

Here’s the video (possibly NSFW, depending on where you work): (more…)

Thousands take part in Portland’s Naked Bike Ride

Sunday, June 20th, 2010
Naked Riders on West Burnside. – Photo by Jared Souney/JaredSouney.com.


Naked Bike Ride: Know before you go -UPDATED

Thursday, June 17th, 2010
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Last year.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Just a few days left until Portland’s annual skin-only cycling soiree, the World Naked Bike Ride. Last year, an estimated 5,000 took part (more than doubling the 2008 total), making it the largest naked bike parade in North America (if not the world?).

If recent growth trends continue (see graph below), organizers say they could get well over 10,000 riders this year. Sound like fun?! If you plan to roll out on Saturday night, here are some things to keep in mind. (more…)

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