Bare As You Dare, a new documentary that goes behind the scenes of Portland’s annual World Naked Bike Ride will debut at Filmed by Bike later this month. The film was created by Ian McCluskey, Lilah Cady, and Jenn Byrne from NW Documentary, a Portland-based non-profit that teaches the “art of non-fiction storytelling.”
Bare As You Dare is a 17 minute film that features interviews with the volunteers who put on the ride. It also follows several subjects to show the diverse backgrounds of the people that participate. According to a statement from Filmed by Bike, the film, “follows a variety of subjects from a cancer survivor to a reserved homebody, who are surprisingly open in sharing their personal stories and motivation for participation.”
Portland’s version of the World Naked Bike Ride was first held in 2002. Since then the ride has attracted what many consider the largest number of participants of any naked bike ride in the nation (if not the world, unverified estimates range from 5,000 to 10,000 people). The ride is organized by Shift and is set this year for June 8th.
A trailer of the film was released last week:
You can watch the film at Filmed by Bike on April 21st and 23rd at 7:00 pm. You can purchase tickets online at FilmedByBike.org.
For more background on Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride, browse our past coverage.