'The Naked Cyclist' – Portland, Oregon - Atlas Obscura

'The Naked Cyclist'

A tribute to a unique bike race that takes place every year.  


Placed Daily in front of Cycle Portland-Bike Tours and Rentals, is a life-sized sculpture of “The Naked Cyclist.” The sculpture is a symbol of the 10 to 15 thousand participants of Portland’s Annual World Naked Bike Ride.

The sculpture was created in 2018 by world-renowned Portland design firm Wyden and Kennedy as part of a seven-piece promotional campaign for Portland Tourism called The Portlanders.

Most of the sculptures went to the Portland International Airport after their nationwide tour, however, the cyclist was deemed to be too racy for the airport to display. Thus, it now adorns Old Town Portland to entertain tourists and residents alike.

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