While Seattle gets itself all in a lather over the nude cyclists at the Fremont Solstice Parade, Portland’s Pedalpalooza—which kicks off tomorrow—has, count ’em, three separate events dedicated to cycling in the buff, including a 16-mile ride done Lady Godiva style.
There are also plenty of family friendly and more practical events planned for Pedalpalooza’s two-plus weeks of “bikey fun.” It includes bike camping 101, yoga on bikes, and bike tours of tiny homes and ecoroofs.
Admittedly, I’m not a cyclist in any way, but I’ve ridden on bikes and can recall the uncushioned, narrow seats and am left wondering: where does the seemingly global appeal of nude riding come from?!
Bike photo used under the Creative Commons license from Flickr user Red Bat.