Joy Ride: Biking Through New York, with a Soundtrack

What's better than a bike ride? A musical bike ride, capped off with a picnic. This summer, the theater artist Liz Sherman will lead the second annual Joy Ride, a communal ride that starts at Foley Square, follows New York City's "Summer Streets" route, and ends with a picnic in Central Park.

What makes this ride unique, though, is that the participants will all be listening to a soundtrack specially crafted by the musician and producer Duncan Bridgeman, co-creator of the films 1 Giant Leap and What About Me? According to the group's website, "Joyride is about the freedom we feel riding a bike, the deep ways that music affects us and the power of that shared experience."

If you want to sign up for this year's Joy Rides, which take place on August 7, 14, and 21, RSVP here.