BDN notes history of Earth Day naked bike ride at UMaine

The Bangor Daily News spoke to University of Maine alumni and community members about UMaine’s longstanding tradition of a naked bike ride on campus to commemorate Earth Day. The story notes: “Nobody seems to know exactly when UMaine’s naked bike ride tradition started or if people have always painted their bodies green and other spring-y colors, though it appears to have begun right around the time that the first Earth Day was held in 1970. It’s happened nearly every year since, though not in 2020, when students had left campus due to the pandemic.” The Penobscot Times shared the BDN article.