The coronavirus pandemic has led to another canceled event. The annual event typically announces its starting location in advance but not the route of the ride, to prevent crowds of onlookers. After gathering, cyclists are escorted by police through town, to the delight or disdain of local residents. But not this year.
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The Naked Bike Ride has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a helmet is a great way to stay safe while bicycling — no one would argue with that. For the undressed masses who streak through Portland each year during the World Naked Bike Ride , accoutrements are largely unnecessary. Every June, thousands of cyclists cruise commando through Portland streets as part of the World Naked Bike Ride, a global protest against oil dependency. As a part of a worldwide protest against oil dependency, this annual event has seen Portlanders pedaling au natural every June since The route is kept a secret, with only the starting point revealed in advance.
Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride
The World Naked Bike Ride WNBR is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse on human-powered transport the vast majority on bicycles , but some on skateboards and inline skates , to "deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world. The dress code motto is "bare as you dare". In , there was a shift towards simplifying the message and focusing on cycling advocacy. The WNBR saw events in 28 cities, in ten countries on four continents.
If this is your first time registering, please check your inbox for more information about the benefits of your Forbes account and what you can do next! Photo: Grigoris Bicycle riders in the nude have been pedaling through the streets of many cities of the world this summer as happy participants in the World Naked Bike Ride , worldnakedbikeride WNBR.