An urban tradition begun in New York in 2002. Now, cities everywhere participate in this random act of improv; always in January, of course. The 13th Annual No Pants Subway Ride will take place in Chicago on Sunday, January 12 th. Designed to surprise and delight other passengers, Chicagoans have joined the global event.
Begun as a small prank with seven guys, the tradition has grown into an international celebration of silliness, with dozens of cities around the world participating each year. Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. The participants do not behave as if they know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. Reindeer boxers on sale at Walgreen's so no excuses. You know you want to be more adventurous this year.