for the ride

for the ride

Participating in some activity without playing an active or central role in the proceedings. John's receiving an award for his work overseas tonight, so I thought I'd come along for the ride. I'm going along for the ride to my friends' book club meeting later to see if I want to become a member.
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for the ride

for pleasure or interest, rather than any serious purpose.
2002 New York Times Women are now the primary force behind an explosion in new cocktail concoctions, and men are simply going along for the ride, say bartenders and liquor marketing executives.
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But enthusiasm for the ride was tempered by memories of tragedy.
6 -- color) A pot of hot coffee provides welcome fuel for the ride ahead.
While the Ride for the Roses is a fun and exciting weekend, we know that we are helping people who will hear those same words, and that's what keeps us supporting the LAF and coming back for the ride every year," Kelly said.
David Hansen who owns The Shop in Ventura - which is one of the 15 starting points for the ride - said the day is all about doing what you love for a good cause.
Raines, who brought his 10-year-old grandson Lucas along for the ride, raised more than $100 for the third straight year.
The beautiful morning and sunny forecast bolstered same-day registrations, creating a long line of motorcycles staged for the ride.
Intellution and MDA are offering three levels of corporate sponsorship for the ride, with donation levels ranging from $300 to $1000.
RPI Entertainment, of San Francisco, was the prime contractor and technology designer for the ride systems.
It takes about 10 minutes for a patron to be set up for the ride, take the fall and then get out of the flight suit.