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World Naked Bike Ride Returns To Portland

Friday, June 26, 2015

 

Photo credit: Jim Clark (image cropped)

Get your bike, get ready and get naked. This Saturday the much-anticipated World Naked Bike Ride will be taking place in Portland for the 10th consecutive year. 

This year cyclists will be meeting at Colonel Summers Park at 8pm on June 27th. The ride will then depart at 9pm sharp. The route will be around 7 miles long, but the destination will not be disclosed before the ride. Although this is a free event, a donation of $5 to $10 is suggested.

Even though riding around Portland while baring it all sounds like a fun way to cool down after a hot day, this bike ride is actually a lighthearted protest against our society’s dependence on fossil fuels. This ride also highlights the vulnerability that cyclists, and other less protected users of the road, face every day.

As of now, it is expected that around 12,000 people will be in attendance.

If you plan to attend make sure you bring plenty of water, a helmet and an extra set of clothes because once the bike ride concludes 10 Barrel Brewing PDX will be hosting an after party. There will be food carts, DJs, Dancing and $3 beers. What else could you ask for?

Colonel Summers Park is located at SE 17th Ave & SE Taylor Street in Portland. Riders will meet at 8pm and the ride will depart at 9pm. The after party will be at 2410 N. Mississippi Avenue in North Portland after the bike ride. 

 

Related Slideshow: 17 Ways to Experience Portland on Bike

Check out these 17 businesses for bike rentals and tours, that allow you to enjoy the Portland bike scene without owning a bike:  

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Pedal Bike Tours

Bike rentals and guided tours, including a pub and Columbia River Gorge ride

Bike Rentals: $35-$60 a day

Tours: $89-$109

133 SW 2nd Ave 
503-243-2453

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Spinlister

Peer-to-peer bike sharing 

Search online or with an app for avaiable bikes of all sizes and prices to loan from local bike owners 

Bike owners list their own rental prices, anything above $1

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Go By Bike Shop

Bike rentals  and valet partner with OHSU at the Portland Aerial Tram

$40 a day, $20 a day for OSHU employees

SW Moody and Gibbs  
971-271-9270

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Waterfront Bikes  

A wide range of city, cruiser, road, mountain, tandem, child, and hybrid bike rentals

10 SW Ash Street #100 
503-227-1719

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Clever Cycles

Brompton folding bike rentals, with optional child seats and mandatory bells

$30-$45 a day

900 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
(503) 334-1560

Photo credit: Number 10 on Flickr

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Portland State University Bike Hub

Bike rental for PSU students and visitors, and a bike sharing program

$35 a day

1818 SW 6th Ave
(503) 725-9006

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Splendid Cycles

Bullitt cargo bike rentals

$24 a day

407 SE Ivon St  
503-954-2620

Photo credit: wittco.gmbh on Flickr

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Wheel Fun Rentals

Specialty bike rentals, including tandems, quad sports, choppers, slingshots, and surreys. 

$20-$45 a day

1020 SW Naito Parkway  
503-808-9955

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Mountain Shop

Off-road bike rentals

$60-$75 a day

1510 NE 37th Avenue
503-288-6768

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Bike Commuter

8-speed, 1-speed, and racing bike rentals.

$35-$50 a day

8524 SE 17th Ave
503-505-9200

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The Bike Gallery

Bike rentals with locations in Downtown, Hollywood, Woodstock, Lack Oswego, Beaverton, and Clackamas

$75-$85 a day

Downtown Location:
1001 SW Salmon 
503-222-3821

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Everybody’s Bike Rentals

Vintage, road commuter and touring bike rentals

$25-$30 a day

305 NE Wygant 
503-358-0152

 

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Fat Tire Farm

Road and mountain bike rentals

2714 NW Thurman 
503-222-3276

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Sellwood Cycle Repair

Road and cruiser bike rentals

$40-$50 a day

7639 SE Milwaukie 
503-233-9392

 

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Cycle Portland Bicycle Tours

Single speed, road, and electric bike rentals, was well as number of city tours

Bike Rentals: $30-$70 a day

Tours: Start at $40

117 NW 2nd Ave
844-739-2453

 

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Athletes Lounge

Road bike rentals

$60 a day

2671 NW Vaughn
503-477-5906

 

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Veloce Bicycles

High-end road bike rentals

$40-$60 a day

3202 SE Hawthorne  
503-234-8400 

 
 

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