How about this for a silly idea.....
An organized, sing along, karaoke bike ride.
I am a big supporter of biking and walking. I think we should do more to remind drivers that bikes belong on the road, save gas, reduce global warming, drive less, etc. I like events like Critical Mass, which I participated in a few times in Chicago. All this driving is killing our people (40,000 people each year in the US!) and our planet.
I also like a more fun way to take back our roads, and love the Madison event, Ride the Drive. Feels so great to ride down our big streets with 1000s of other bikes without fear that a big noisy truck is going to run me over.
How about this, on a nice Saturday, a large group would ride around Madison or any city, slowly singing songs. Somehow you would rig up a sound system on trailer that people on side of road could hear and riders could hear and the group would sing along. Could actually do this during the Ride the Drive or any time. No words to read, that would not be safe. Just songs people know, people can get music/ lyrics in advance if they want. What do you think?