Monday, June 22, 2009

Tales, PDX Annual Naked Bike Ride


Little, Ranger, Bear, Woodrow, Ruby, and Jam naked

The Annual Portland Naked Bike Ride takes place every June. It is a worldwide event designed as a protest against oil dependency and to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists. Riding a bike nude in Portland is not illegal and the police helped the ride by controlling traffic in intersections where the cyclists passed through. Estimates of up to 5000 riders make Portland event the largest in the world. Beginning at 11:59 pm, it took an hour for the parade of riders to pass.
Little stopped at an intersection beside a van containing five Muslim women in full hijab who high-fived her and took her picture with their cell phones. Yay freedom!
More PDX bike fun here.


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