Saturday, June 24, 2017

World Naked Bike Ride Tonight #PDXWNBR - Riders Urged to Wear Helmets and Shoes (Photo)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 24th, 2017 6:00 PM
Downloadable file: WNBR.jpg
The World Naked Bike Ride is set to roll through the streets of Portland tonight, June 24, 2017, at 9:00 p.m., starting from Northeast Portland's Fernhill Park and ride throughout the city.

In past years, this event has drawn an estimated 10,000 bicycle riders. According to the World Naked Bike Ride website, the event is an annual, worldwide bike ride that highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society's dependence on pollution-based transport.

The Portland Police Bureau will have officers dedicated to the event to ensure everyone is safe and to provide assistance at intersections. There may be short traffic delays and drivers or non-participants are asked in advance for their patience.

Portland City Code 14A.40.030 (Indecent Exposure) states the following:

It is unlawful for any person to expose his or her genitalia while in a public place or place visible from a public place, if the public place is open or available to persons of the opposite sex.

Although many participants may violate the letter of the Portland City Code, the Police Bureau will be exercising discretion for this protest event as long as participants stay on the route with the rest of the riders. People who "start early" and potentially disrupt other neighborhood events not associated with the official ride may not receive the same discretion.

At a bare minimum, the Portland Police Bureau recommends that riders at least wear a helmet and shoes to avoid any potential injuries. Bike lights are also highly recommended for riders as well as plenty of water or fluids.

For more information on the ride, visit

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