No Pants Subway Ride 2015

Produced by: Alan Aisenberg, Andrew Soltys
Music by: Tyler Walker
Director of Photography: Justin Ayers
Camera: Justin Ayers, Sarah Harrison, Keith Haskel, Christian Mortensen, Christine Ng, Andrew Soltys, Spencer Thielmann
Specialty Camera: Ilya Smelansky
Edited by: Alan Aisenberg
Still Photography: See our official photographers’ flickr sets here.
5 Train First Officer: Jeffrey Kornberg
Production Assistant: Danny Behar, Michael Tannenbauminar dapibus leo.

On Sunday, January 11th, 2015 tens of thousands of people took off their pants on subways in over 60 cities in over 25 countries around the world. In New York, our 14th Annual No Pants Subway Ride had over 4,000 participants, spread out over seven meeting points and eleven subway lines. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.

No Pants Subway Ride 2015 Generals:
(top L-R) Jenni Boston, Dave Eng, Matt Shafeek, Mike Fiedler, Zach Linder,
(bottom L-R) Pete Goldstein, Dimon Hunter, Richard Lovejoy, Charlie Todd, Lauren Reeves, Jaime Linn,
Photo by Ari Scott

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 14th 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!

The oldest participant in NYC was 84! (And he’s done it several times before.) The youngest participant was 7 months (his first time doing it.)

A man participating in Tokyo, Japan

A nice turn out in Bangalore, India

They did a pantless gondola ride in Aizu Fukushima, Japan!

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

We announce the date of the No Pants Subway Ride every year in early December. If you’re interested in participating in 2016 in New York or anywhere else in the world, sign up for our mailing list.

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.

– 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.

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

Playlist of prior No Pants Subway Rides. Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Listen to the song from this year’s video, “A Simple Reduction” by Tyler Walker: