The 10th Annual “Bellingham World Naked Bike Ride” will be occurring on Friday June 1 at about 6 p.m.
As with many public events, police presence is provided to ensure public safety and event monitoring. Police presence is not intended to be an endorsement of this event.
Organizers of the 2018 ride have provided the police with the following intended route: South on S. Bay Trail from 903 N. State Street to Wharf Street then north on N. Forest to E. Holly Street. West on E. Holly to Bay/Prospect Street, then Flora to Central to N. Commercial. The ride continues back to Flora and then east on York Street to N. State Street. From there the route goes south to E. Champion turning west to Commercial Street then to E. Magnolia returning to N. State Street to travel to E. Maple Street. The ride then continues west to Cornwall Avenue then north to Flora. The final leg of the ride is south on Railroad Avenue from York Street concluding near the area of the Farmer's Market in the 1100 block of Railroad Avenue.
The monthly Downtown Art Walk, which is coordinated by Downtown Bellingham Partnership, is occurring from 6 to 10 p.m. on the same evening as the bike ride event. There are points along the naked bike ride route that will intersect with the Art Walk.