World Naked Bike Ride returns to Portland

Thousands of bicyclists bared all for the World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday to highlight the problems of global oil dependency and the vulnerability of riders worldwide. The route rolled through Southeast Portland from Mt. Scott Park to the White Owl Social Club. (June 25 2016 - Photo by Tristan Fortsch)

The annual World Naked Bike Ride rolled through the streets of Portland Saturday night staring at Fernhill Park in Northeast.

In past years, the event has drawn an estimated 10,000 bicycle riders.

The World Naked Bike Ride's website states that the event is "an annual, worldwide bike ride that highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere, and decries society's dependence on pollution-based transport."

The Portland Police Bureau will have officers maintaining the event route to ensure safety. There may be traffic impacts.

Although many participants may violate the city's nudity laws, police typically exercise discretion for this event as long as the riders stay on the route.

At a bare minimum, police recommend riders at least wear a helmet and shoes to avoid any potential injuries.

The ride started at 9 PM Saturday.

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