SEATTLE -- Less nudity, more creativity. That's the message the Fremont Arts Council is telling riders who want to participate in next year's naked bike ride during the annual Solstice Parade.
This year, hundreds of naked people rode through Fremont with their bodies fully painted and on full display.
"Some people think there's not good artwork anymore," said Holly Fountain, one of the event's organizers who helps plan the pre-parade painting party.
Fountain said she's disappointed about the increased rules and registration limits coming next year.
"We have bigger numbers so you're going to see people who maybe don't do awesome artwork," said Fountain.
"We wanted to show off a cool design and be together," said one of the riders, Wendy, who agreed that the ride should be about artistic expression and not simply nudity.
Others think the ride itself is about creative expression, even if it means expression with nudity.
"Being naked can be an art," said Alex, who plans to paint himself as an octopus.
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