If a friend invites you to a Solstice Ride this week, be very careful what you wear. It sounds like a wonderful idea to celebrate the longest day of the year with a group ride, but in some places, a Solstice Ride has a particular dress code: none.
Most famous of these celebrations, the Fremont Solstice Cyclists have been parading in Seattle for years. In their own words,
The Painted Cyclists have long been a fixture of the Fremont Solstice Parade experience. The parade is produced by the Fremont Arts Council; it’s a fantastic and whimsical celebration of the return of the sun, complete with larger than life puppets, floats, and street performers.
The Painted Cyclists engage and entertain the crowd with our boldness, bareness and enthusiasm. Join us as we welcome summer to Seattle with an outpouring of artistic expression, fossil-fuel-free travel, and fun.
For those who prefer to lightly shield themselves in colorful splendor, celebrate the maximum hours of sunlight with the protective armor of our Soleil tops and bottoms. Get yours while there’s still plenty of daylight ahead.