Naked Bike Ride - World Naked Bike Ride sets world
PORTLAND, OR, USA -- Over 8,000 naked, semi-naked
and body paint-slathered Portlanders gathered under the Hawthorne
Bridge for the city's seventh annual World
Naked Bike Ride , setting the world record for the
Naked Bike Ride.
Photo: In spite of a cool evening, cyclists
rode with little or no clothing, staying warm with exertion
and camaraderie. Photo courtesy Jared Souney/JaredSouney.com(enlarge
It took 30 to 40 minutes to pass the cheering
throngs gathered along the nine mile route that snaked through
Old Town, Broadway and Southeast bar scenes on 28th, Belmont
The purpose of the World's
Largest Naked Bike Ride, replicated in about 170 cities
worldwide, was to draw attention to the vulnerability cyclists
face sharing roadways with motorized vehicles.