What’s a more Seattle way to welcome summer than the Solstice Parade? The 33rd annual Fremont celebration is back this year and just as creative as years past. Of course, the parade wouldn’t be complete without the colorful Solstice naked bike ride, and here’s when the riders are hitting the streets.
While naked, the Solstice Cyclists are actually most notably known for their creative body paint. From simple single colors to intricate designs, costumes, and more, these riders usually go all out.
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This year’s bike ride will take place in conjunction with the Solstice Parade on Saturday, June 17th.
The schedule for the riders is as follows:
- Morning: Paint up, then ride to Gas Works Park.
- 1 PM-1:25 PM Form up at Gas Works.
- 1:25 PM-1:45 PM Ride from Gas Works Park to the parade route.
- 1:45 PM-2:30 PM Loop on the parade route as desired, then exit to Gas Works or beyond.
Keep in mind the ride is welcome to all so if you’d like to join in, all you have to do is show up and get ready to get creative with a bit of body paint. Whether you’re riding or spectating, enjoy this colorful Seattle tradition.