Ode To JoyRide

Ride with us on Saturday, October 20, 2018

Ode to JoyRide – 9-11 am
Ride a 9-mile family-friendly trail from 6000 Wayne Avenue to Valley Green and back.
FREE t-shirt for registered riders.
$25/per rider
$50/family registration 

Children’s Trike Ride – 10-11 am
Created especially for the 5’s and under.
FREE trike decorating kit for registered riders.
$20/per rider

Ode to JoyRide BBQ & Alumni Gathering – 11-12:30 pm
Join classmates, teachers, parents, and alumni for a fun gathering and meal.
$10/suggested donation.

Who Makes the Ode to JoyRide Possible

Established in 2013 in memory of Lewis du Pont Smith, the mission of the Ode to JoyRide is to bring the wider community together in support of providing families with financial access to a Waldorf Education.

The 2018 sixth annual Ode to JoyRide is made possible with support from numerous individual volunteers, participants, donors, the Smith Family, and the following lead funders. Thank you for your generous support.

Wilmington Trust
The Smith Family
Chesheim Dental Associates, Philly Office Retail, Resource America
Geico, Philly Bike Expo
Lamb Squad, Piscitello Law, Vinylux, Main Street Fence, Fiorella Woodworking

Live music by Urban Drawl. Trike decorating kits generously provided by Matthew and Wendy Studner.



The Ode to Joy Ride is the Waldorf School of Philadelphia's tribute to Lewis duPont Smith.

A lover of the arts, Lewis had a special love for Schiller's poem, Ode to Joy, which also comprises the final movement in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. A renaissance man, Lewis was a passionate student of history, art, music, literature, and philosophy. A teacher, political organizer, and philanthropist, Lewis served on the board of trustees for the Waldorf School of Philadelphia and for Vox Ama Deus.