No Pants Subway Ride in Miami! Ride the Metrorail in Your Undies This Sunday

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A pants-free Manhattanite in 2011.
It's been ten years since the first No Pants Subway Ride took place in New York City. Sponsored by Improv Everywhere, the event has become an annual occurrence (and, many residents say, annoyance), both in the Big Apple and cities across the country.

Miami, a city without a subway, has been left out of the annual holiday for the past decade. But no longer. Organizers are now promoting the first No Pants Subway Ride in Miami, to take place not on underground but raised above the ground on the Metrorail.

...hooray?

Miami's No Pants Subway Ride will coincide with the original event in NYC this Sunday, Jan. 12, as well as events in 60 other cities worldwide. Boxer- or brief-clad riders will take the tube (or their city's version of it) in U.S. cities from Washington, D.C., to Detroit, to Seattle, as well as international pants-free hubs including Copenhagen, Prague, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Johannesburg.

If you're jumping aboard the No Pants train this weekend, you'll have extra reason to be glad you're doing it in Miami; participants in other U.S. cities are likely to, well, freeze their bare asses off, with temperatures leftover from the polar vortex still hovering in the single digits in many areas.

But No Pants Day doesn't come without its problems. Pants enthusiasts in other cities have complained about the event, which some say crowds public transit for no reason. Some people just aren't comfortable squeezing into a crowded subway car next to some dude in a Speedo. (This is unlikely to be the case in Miami, where public transit is rarely crowded.)

Also, in the past, participants have been handcuffed for disorderly conduct. (Improv Everywhere now advises pantsless riders to comply with any orders to cover up issued by police or public transportation officials.) And with some cities attracting hundreds or even thousands of participants, there are bound to be some pervs in the bunch. There's never an excuse for sexual harrassment -- not even if the harrassee is wearing just a thong -- but that doesn't mean a Metrorail car full of half-covered people won't bring out the worst in someone. Or many someones. This is Miami, after all.

But hey, if pants-free is your preference, then pack your pepper spray and step aboard. The ride starts at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Government Center Metrorail Station. Visit the Facebook event page for updates.

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Stephen P. Clark Government Center

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Damien Ryan Brett Stein
Damien Ryan Brett Stein

from the pictures the new times took it was all guys, and whats the difference between underwear and bottoms of a bathing suit besides the cloth they are made of?

Manny Alvarez-Jacinto
Manny Alvarez-Jacinto

Anyone commenting that this leads to groping/rape is part of the problem. Neither pants or no pants is an indicator that anybody wants to be touched, and excusing anyone who can't control themselves by blaming a victim because he/she didn't have any pants on is the worst logic ever.

Sean Huertas
Sean Huertas

Im riding the train right now and nobody is doing it

Kris Rodriguez
Kris Rodriguez

The idea started in NY and they are doing it in different cities, not just Miami. Lol

Eddy Gugliotta
Eddy Gugliotta

Stupid ideas as this are the ones that give Miami a bad rap.

Jeff Rab
Jeff Rab

anything for attention....

Ariel Mendez
Ariel Mendez

"For see the pussy.." is the best thing I've read all day.

Lourdes Sanchez
Lourdes Sanchez

Dirty low life event, glad i wont be there. So stupid.

Veronica Ospina
Veronica Ospina

No. Way. The metro rails are super dirty. Everyone will get their skin infected.

Jaran Adams
Jaran Adams

dont wear draws ans hung like a donkey !!!

Georgina De Armas
Georgina De Armas

have any of these people actually ridden the metro rail? why the hell would anyone want to do that with the amounts of creeps (for example, the creep who posted here 4 times further up) and the amount of filth everywhere?

lizzrdgz
lizzrdgz

Isn't that the same day as the 3 kings parade on biscayne blvd? This is going to be interesting as both events are pretty close in location... The Miami stories saga continues ...

Chris Prout
Chris Prout

This reminds me of the first time I got crabs!

Troy Nader Moslemi
Troy Nader Moslemi

They did that last week in New York. I don't think anyone in Miami needs an excuse to take their pants off.

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