No Pants Subway Ride 2014 coming to Washington Metro

(WJLA) - Wear your pants when you ride Metro this weekend. Or not. It's your call, really.

In Washington and on subway systems across America, many brave souls will once again shed their trousers and take a spin on public transit during this year's No Pants Subway Ride.

The Washington Post says that the tradition began in 2002 by a group called Improv Everywhere. According to their website, the sans-pants ride has become a global phenomenon, with events scheduled in dozens of major cities worldwide.

It started with humble beginnings; Improv Everywhere says that 7 people without pants took to the New York City Subway 12 years ago. This year, the event will take place in more than 60 cities.