World Naked Bike Ride KOIN pic 2018

An estimated 10,000 naked bike riders made their way through Portland on June 24 in 2018. The next ride is Aug. 12, 2023.

The next Portland World Naked Bike Ride will happen on Saturday, Aug. 12. Riders will gather at 7:30 p.m. and the ride will start at sunset. The exact route will be announced closer to the event. The WNBR brings awareness to bicyclist safety and pollution. Organizers described it as a “lighthearted protest against dependency on oil.” Clothing is optional but shoes and helmets are still recommended for the ride.

Joseph Gallivan is a news and features writer based in Portland, Ore.


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