For the eighth year in a row, hundreds of hot blooded Bostonians will endure the January temperatures and participate in the annual No Pants MBTA Ride on Sunday.
The event, organized by BostonSOS founder James Cobalt, is part of a global event started by Improv Everywhere in New York in 2002.
Cobalt said he is expecting about the same turnout as last year – roughly 300 pantless people.
“The first year I ever did this was in Chicago. It’s so easy here in Boston by comparison. Chicago is elevated and right off the Great Lakes. Even at it’s worse, Boston isn’t as bad as that,” said Cobalt, who always encourages No Pants riders to don a few layers of underwear – you know, just in case.
Pantless wonders will meet at 2 p.m. at Pemberton Square.
The biggest difference this year – Cobalt hasn’t yet given MBTA officials a heads up about the improv event.
“I have not specifically reached out to line mangers and police, but the last two years I did not get any responses from them,” said Cobalt. “I think they know what to expect. We never have any problems.”