Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 17th, 2009 at 3:35 pm
As a follow-up to our story yesterday, about volunteer organizers of the epic Pedalpalooza Kickoff Naked Bike Ride and Party not making enough from the event to cover the bills, comes this update (emphasis mine):
From the entire Pedalpalooza Kickoff Party organizing team, thank you for the monumental response in the way of thanks, offers to volunteer in future, and donations.
We are good financially, so save your donations for the frothy or caffeinating beverage of choice to help you glide through the rest of this delightful festival of bike fun.
Your comments and your generosity has been a true inspiration. Thank you, from the bottom of our naked, naked hearts.
This year’s World Naked Bike Ride was undoubtedly the world’s largest. The fact that we pulled off this feat with a loose-knit crew of all-volunteer organizers with no legal fines, a balanced budget, no severe injuries, and no arrests is a testament to the power of organized bike fun. It took the sweat and tears of 110 AWESOME volunteers and a core group of less than 10 volunteers to pull this off. To see this outpouring of support for this ride is awe-inspiring, and we hope that it turns into momentum to make next year even better.
Expect to see our petition to the Guinness Book of World Records soon.
And thank you again.
See you in the bike lane.
Nice work Portland.