Despite the chilly weather, Montrealers took to the metro and shed their pants for the 19th annual No Pants Metro Ride. You might've spotted them along the Orange line on Sunday, where a large group of pantless subway riders rode the rails beginning at Sherbrooke station at around 2:30 p.m. The group of pantless commuters ended their journey at Lionel-Groulx, where many of them stopped for a photo-op.

The "No Pants Subway Ride" began in New York City in 2002 and the phenomenon has spread to some 60 cities around the world. The event hasn't been without some controversy. In 2016, Moscow police arrested participants for "inciting mass public disorder," but the charges were dropped.

Unlike Moscow, Montreal police are not party poopers and have allowed the No Pants Ride to continue without any issue. Undoubtedly, some commuters might question sitting on a metro seat ever again, but this weekend's No Pants Ride was all in good fun. 

Dozens of people participated in the event this Sunday, some even coming from out of town to shed their vestments and bare their legs. Montreal's winter No Pants Ride proves that no matter how cold it gets, Montrealers don't need much reason to take their clothes off. 

Here are some of the best photos from this weekend's No Pants Metro Ride!

The dozens of participants met at Sherbrooke metro at around 2:30 p.m. and delighted the passers-by with their bare butts. 

With a bit of a twist to the original No Pants Ride formula, Montrealers decided to walk around pantsless before and after getting on the metro.

In its original conception, the No Pants Ride requires participants to casually shed their pants, en masse, while in a train car for full shock value. 

The pantless commuters rode the metro from Sherbrooke to Lionel-Groulx stations, picking up a few friends on the way. 

Stopping for photo ops at every opportunity, the pantless metro riders were Sunday afternoon's top attraction in the city! 

The 19th annual No Pants Metro Ride in Montreal was a smashing success!

Would you ever participate in a No Pants Metro Ride?


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