In 1992 was the first time when naked bikers had appeared during the fourth annual Summer Solstice parade in Seattle, Washington.
A small group of friends from Fremont, Seattle, stormed an organized parade by the city council. Riding completely naked their bicycles as an expression of protest.
After that, naked cyclists in the summer solstice parade have become a tradition, with the participation of people from all over the world. Artists who promote body painting art and plastic arts in general.
Later, through the years naked participants on bicycles became a custom in many countries. The practice of this type of protest has spread to many places in the world. Their goal is to express their point of view on different topics.
Due to the pandemic produced by Covid-19, the celebration for the 2020 parade has been postponed to the next year. The Fremont Council is calling on every artist, film producer, tech expert to volunteer to produce a virtual event for the current year.
Conrad Schmidt An activist, writer, and filmmaker from Vancouver Canada, founded in 2003 World Naked Cyclist Protest, an organization that promotes peace, artistic development and especially protesting against oil dependency and celebrating the power and individuality of the human body.
Worldwide more than 20 countries and 80 cities organize annual parades where the majority of participants go naked on bicycles. The motto of the organization is “As Naked as You Dare”. It is not referring exactly to the body, but to exposing worldwide environmental problems.
Naked bike rides protest the dependence on oil use. Their objective is to eliminate environmental pollution.
Also, they want to remark the vulnerability of cyclists on the roads and demand the right to use bikes as a safe way of transport. They claim respect for the rider’s life.
Cyclist traffic accidents with fatal results are most often caused by neglect of auto drives .
The right to share the road with all is the claim.
Naked bike rides Call to Address Negative Consequences of Using Oil and Other Non-Renewable Energy
With the motto “As naked as you dare” they intend to demonstrate that this is the best way to expose the danger faced by cyclists and pedestrians on every day motor traffic.
Since June 2004, the annual Naked bike ride parade has been held in Portland Oregon.
Every year the demonstration against world dependence on oil has thousands of riders from around the world.
In 2015 the event had a record attendance of 10,000 people who rode 8 miles through the streets of Portland.
Every year the route map is kept secret to avoid crowds that can cause damage to participants and spectators. Only the starting site is announced in advance.
Just before the route begins. The clothes fly through the air and the painting on the naked bodies begins. Many flowers and ornaments of all kinds of adorn bicycles.
Thousands of naked cyclists take the streets designated by the city authorities.
Fully clothed Police, emergency teams, and bicycle mechanics are around the way to assist in any emergency.
Over the years the Naked bike ride event has become a tradition. Some hold parties afterward but within control measures.
The event prohibits the use of alcohol. Any indiscreet approach or inappropriate behavior is not allowed for the safety of all.
Everyone can feel safe pedaling the streets of Portland with the wind on their … backs.
Using the unofficial motto of “As Naked as you dare” all kinds of clothing and costumes are accepted, many of the nudists wear masks to hide their shyness.
The use of tennis shoes and socks is recommended and, of course, the use of helmets is essential.
For this year 2020, the event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 27th. No changes have been announced so far due to the Coronavirus epidemic.
At Better Off House Buyers we want to invite you to participate in the activities that make our City of Portland more pleasant. Please observe the provisions of the city government and the local health authorities, as well as the CDC guidelines. Stay Healthy!