october

The Ultimate October Carpool Playlist

Everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit now that October is here. Want to get the party started in your carpool? Grab the aux cord. We’ve got you covered. Check out these five songs from our spooky season playlist that will make for a chilling drive to the office with your coworkers. 

#1: The Monster Mash

by Bobby “Boris” Pickett, the Crypt-Kickers 

This classic song has the power to transport anyone to a costume party. Get the good times started with a recognizable tune that everyone will know by the first line. 

#2: I Put a Spell on You

by Nina Simone 

This unforgettable song has the beat and lyrics to hypnotize everyone in the car. Put on the “Hocus Pocus” version, and then we’ve got a party.  

#3: People Are Strange

by The Doors 

This one always sends a shiver down our spine. It just feels like a cold autumn night with the minor key and lonely sound. Bring on the nostalgia in with this one. 

#4: Ghostbusters

by Ray Parker Jr. 

There won’t be a ghost or ghoul in the car that can stop themselves from singing along to this one. Imagine listening to this on a chilly fall morning with your carpool crew. You just might have to stop for a pumpkin spice latte on your way to work.   

#5 Thriller

by Michael Jackson 

The moment the first note hits, expect an uproar. This iconic song with a dance that transcends time might even have to play a second time in the carpool. Make sure to tell your passengers to keep their dance moves under control so you can drive safely! 

#RideScare

The time to start a spooky playlist is now. Sharing music can be the most fun part of carpooling or ridesharing. Turn your rideshare into a ridescare this month. Keep building on the songs we listed above, and tweet your own favorite fall songs at us using the hashtag #RideScare 

by Isabelle Brown  | 


Making the Most of Halloween

This year, we have watched as beloved holidays come and go, like Easter, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July. Now, it’s finally time for a mask-friendly holiday—Halloween!

As October 31st approaches, the CDC has given us great ideas on how to enjoy the sweetest night of the year. We may not be able to have a classic trick-or-treat experience, but there are plenty of alternate ways to dress up and have fun on Halloween night.

Many towns, schools, and communities have done Trunk-or-Treat events for past Halloweens. While that won’t be happening this year, Rideshare has thought of a few ways to have a safe, social distanced Trunk-or-Treat.

  • Organize your own Trunk-or-Treat with members of your family or neighbors. Staying outside, in a mask, and 6 feet apart is the best way to keep everyone safe and still have fun.
  • Pull vehicles to the end of your driveways and go all out with spooky decorations in your trunk: Spiderwebs, skeletons, crazy costumes, lights, music—the possibilities are endless!
  • Keep the walking path to a one-way system to maximize safety.
  • Incorporate a cloth mask into your child’s costume. [Remember: A Halloween costume mask does not replace a cloth face mask]
  • Hand out individual bags of candy instead of letting kids reach into a bowl.
  • Have kids vote for their favorite trunk!
  • A small Trunk-or-Treat is a lot of fun, but may be short lived. Set up a pumpkin carving or painting table outside in someone’s yard so the fun can continue, and kids can still be social distancing.

Being a parent or caregiver takes creativity and open-mindedness now more than ever. And who knows? Going above and beyond to organize a small neighborhood or family Trunk-or-Treat might be so fun, it could become a new Halloween tradition!

by Isabelle Brown  |