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Prepare to strip down on Sunday for the No Pants Subway Ride

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Clayton Guse

While commuting on the CTA, do you ever find yourself thinking, "Aw shucks, I really wish I could take my pants off right now?" Well, you're in luck this Sunday when the No Pants Subway Ride returns to the CTA

The event was originally created by New York-based comedy group Improve Everywhere in 2002, and it has since expanded to more than 20 cities across the world. Just as the name suggests, participants will board the train at the same time without pants on and try their best to keep a straight face for the duration of the ride. The goal is to make unsuspecting riders feel genuinely uncomfortable—or at least amused. Don't expect to see any illicit junk popping out on the ride, though. The event's rules clearly state that participants' underwear cover everything that should be kept private. 

Anyone who wants to strip down for the sake of funny this weekend can head to the meetup at the parking garage at 1210 W Arthur Ave (right next to the Loyola Red Line station). The group of bare-legged adventurers plan to be on the train by 12:30pm, so don't be late. 

If you want to get a sense of what the event is all about, check out our slideshow from last year's ride (beware, there are plenty of butt cheeks). 

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