Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Are You Heading To Seattle For The Fremont Solstice Parade Naked Bike Ride?

You have less than two weeks to get yourself to the Seattle zone if you want to participate in the Republic of Fremont's annual Solstice Parade Naked Bike Ride.

This year the Solstice Parade does not take place on the Solstice, due to the Solstice taking place midweek, on Wednesday, June 20.

The Fremont Solstice Parade happens 4 days prior to the Solstice, on Saturday, June 16.

I have never attended the Fremont Solstice Parade, but I have been in the Republic of Fremont many times.

Way back when there was a communist nation called the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, Fremont seceded from the American Union and tried to join the Soviet Union. This attempt failed. However, when the Soviet Union collapsed, the Republic of Fremont acquired some Soviet artifacts, like a statue of Lenin, and, if I remember right, the remains of a missile.

As you likely can guess, Fremont is a rather liberal, free-spirited section of the rather liberal, free-spirited city of Seattle.

I can't quite imagine Fort Worth or Dallas having a naked bike ride as part of a Solstice Parade. I don't know why.

I can imagine Austin having a naked bike ride as part of a Solstice Parade. Austin is where Hippie Hollow is. And I've heard both males and females are seen topless at Barton Springs. I have not personally witnessed this, however.

You can go to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and read So You Want To Be Naked In The Fremont Solstice Parade to see more photos and read the guidelines for your naked bikeride.

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