No Pants Subway Ride 2013

Video produced by: Matt Adams, Alan Aisenberg, Andrew Soltys
Shot by: Matt Adams, Alan Aisenberg, Justin Ayers, Denis Cardineau, Kris Knight, Nate Russell, Ilya Smelansky, Chloe Smolkin, Andrew Soltys, Cameron Sun, Spencer Thielmann
Digital Photography: See our official photographers’ flickr sets here.
Volunteer Car Captains: Rich Lovejoy, Mark Levy, Chris Polansky, Jeffrey Kornberg, Matt Pavlovich, Joshua Jabbour, Jennifer Pilalas, Pete Goldstein, Will Choy, Boris Khaykin, Dimon Hunter, Starr Kendall, Dave Siegel, David Silver, Lesley Robin, Chris Schell

On Sunday, January 13th, 2013 tens of thousands of people took off their pants on subways in 60 cities in 25 countries around the world. In New York, our 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride had over 4,000 participants, spread out over six meeting points and ten subway lines. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.

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No Pants Subway Ride 2013 Generals:
(top L-R) Dave, Eng, Matt Shafeek, Zach Linder, Mike Fiedler, Jaime Linn
(bottom L-R) Alex Scordelis, Jesse Good, Cody Lindquist, Charlie Todd, Lauren Reeves
Photo by Brian Fountain

If you’re unfamiliar with this event, you might want to first read our history of The No Pants Subway Ride. Since this is the 12th year we’ve done this, there’s not too much to report other than it was another awesome time. Below are a small selection of photos that jumped out to me as being fun and new, compared to previous editions. Enjoy!

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This Queens resident won the award for “oldest participant” at 82-years-old at the Downtown meeting point.

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Agent Richard Lovejoy, who was at the original ride in 2002 and won the award at the Downtown meeting point for most rides.

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Awesome to have someone from the military participate!

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This year China joined the No Pants Subway Ride with rides in Hong Kong and Shanghai (pictured above.)


This dapper gentleman participated in Philadelphia.

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Mexico City had 2,500 participants at their ride!

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Thanks to our editing team that got the video done in under 24 hours. These guys didn’t sleep.

Once again the No Pants Subway Ride happened around the world, with many cities making their debut this year. You can find links to photos and articles in the comments on this page: Regional Agent Reports.

We announce the date of the No Pants Subway Ride every year in early December. If you’re interested in participating in 2014 in New York or anywhere else in the world, sign up for our mailing list, follow us on twitter, and like us on Facebook so you’ll be the first to hear about it.

Mission Accomplished.


– To see links to full flickr sets of photos from all of our official photographers and to read comments from participants, check out this page.

– Also check out our complete history of The No Pants Subway Ride.

– See our new video telling the story of the first No Pants Subway Ride:

And here’s last year’s video: