World Naked Bike Riders take to Portland streets

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by KGW Staff

KREM.com

Posted on June 8, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Updated Sunday, Jun 8 at 12:02 PM

PORTLAND --  Thousands of naked bike riders took to the streets in Portland Saturday for The World Naked Bike Ride's annual sweep through the city.

Organizers never publish the exact route, but they did confirm that the event was set to start Saturday at 8 p.m. 

The controversial ride begins at Normandale Park, along Northeast 57th Avenue.  

More: Police offer tips for those offended by naked bike ride 

Cyclists traditionally wear very little, or nothing at all, so people who don’t want to see the extra skin are warned to steer clear of Northeast Portland that night.

Police officers recommended riders wear helmets. 

The event is part of an international clothing-optional series of bike rides in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse to promote a body-positive world. Rides take place in more than 74 cities in 17 different countries.

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