Portland’s Naked Bike Ride Is Canceled

The ride was scheduled to take place June 27.

And down goes another summer tradition.

Organizers of the World Naked Bike Ride announced on its website today that the annual in-the-buff protest ride is the latest Portland event canceled due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ride was scheduled to take place June 27.

The Oregonian first reported the news.

The international protest against "pollution-dependent transportation" gives attendees legal justification to bare it all against Oregon's anti-nudity laws. Last year's edition was the event's second-largest in the local chapter's history, attracting over 10,000 riders.

Related: There's a Moon out Tonight: Scenes from This Year's World Naked Bike Ride.

It's just the latest summer event to succumb to the pandemic, with Pride, the Waterfront Blues Festival, the Oregon Brewers Festival and Fort Vancouver's July 4th fireworks show all off this year's calendar.

Not all is lost: While there will be no coordinated route or police support this year, organizers still encourage Portlanders to ride bikes June 27, in however little clothing they want, wherever they are— even stationary bike rides are encouraged.

Related: Color the World Naked Bike Ride!

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