The Atlantic Monthly is a high-minded publication that devotes countless column inches to topics such as economics, global security threats, GMO—and naked Portlanders on bikes.

Here's the report from a reluctant first-time participant, Christina Cooke:

"After years of giving in to excuses like 'It's raining,' 'I'm too tired,' or 'I don't want my bare breasts roving the city streets,' I decided this year to squelch my inhibitions, take off my top and participate in the city's 10th-annual World Naked Bike Ride," writes Cooke, a former WW intern. "I'll admit, the thought of being nude—both on a bike and in an art museum—made me want to round up and put on all my jackets at once."