Sunday, June 1, 2014
World Naked Bike Ride 2014 Portland June 7
A World Naked Bike Ride will be held in Portland on June 7, 2014. There are no route announced yet but the organizer of the event confirmed it and will start at 8 p.m. The starting place is at Normandale Park, along Northeast 57th Avenue.
Thousand of participants is expected to join the event. Usually at this event participants wear very little or nude, sometimes they wear paint.
World Naked Bike Ride is a worldwide event were the participants ride their bicycles in nude to promote a body-positive world. Events like this take place in more than 74 cities in 17 different countries.
However not all are amused with the event. There are people in the area that are not happy with it taking place in their neighborhood.
Jean Marshburn a local resident said:
“Kids can't go to strip clubs." “It's kind of the same thing, I guess. They should probably go someplace else ‘cause there are a lot of kids around. It's kind of like an adult activity."
Last year more than 8,000 people participated in the event that took off at the South Park Blocks in Southwest Portland.