The World Naked Bike Ride is set to roll through the streets of Portland on Saturday June 25, 2016, at 9:00 p.m., starting from Mt. Scott Park, located at 5530 Southeast Harold Street. The protest ride will be a six mile loop throughout the city.
Event organizers estimated the number of participants last year to be nearly 10,000 people.
The Portland Police Bureau will have officers dedicated to the event this evening 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 Portland City Code, the Police Bureau will be exercising discretion 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 http://www.pdxwnbr.org