No Pants Subway Ride 2017

Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd
Executive Producers: Charlie Todd, Alan Aisenberg, Justin Ayers, Juan Cocuy, Andrew Soltys
Director of Photography: Justin Ayers
Camera Operators: Justin Ayers, Sarah Harrison, Keith Haskel, Christian Mortensen, Andrew Soltys, Dave Szarejko
Still Photography: Arin Sang-urai
Music: Tyler Walker

On Sunday, January 8th, 2017 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 16th Annual No Pants Subway Ride took place in windy 22F degree weather and was 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.

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No Pants Subway Ride Generals 2017
No Pants Subway Ride 2017 Generals:
(top L-R) Dave Eng, Dave Siegel, Matt Shafeek, Zach Linder, Richard Lovejoy
(bottom L-R) Clark Frankel, Jenni Boston, Jesse Good, Charlie Todd, Jeff Kornberg, Jaime Linn
Photo by Arin Sang-urai

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 16th year we’ve done this, there’s not too much to report other than it was another awesome time.

Although I do want to give a shout out to the dog who participated.

Photo by Scott Lynch

Arin Sang-urai6 Train
– Shabnam Habibzadeh – 7 Train (Hudson Yards)
– Juan Sanchez – 7 Train (Hudson Yards)
– Kent Meister – 2/3 Train
– Scott Lynch – R Train (Park Slope)

Thanks to our editing team that got the video done incredibly fast, as usual.

We announce the date of the No Pants Subway Ride every year in early December. If you’re interested in participating in 2018 in New York or anywhere else in the world, sign up for our mailing list.

Finally, here’s a very funny, extended look at one guy’s reaction to this year’s No Pants Subway Ride, as filmed by a random person on the train. Warning, NSFW language.

Mission Accomplished.


– Listen to the song from this year’s video by Tyler Walker: