Where We're Going, Where We've Been
Since its maiden voyage in 2009, MR. B’s JOYBOX EXPRESS has performed at schools, children’s homes, elder care facilities, the TEDx Detroit conference, athletic events, music festivals, and many other unique settings. Importantly, these include our numerous whimsical, impromptu performances for the everyday people encountered along the route.
In 2010 the Joybox Express Quartet rode more than 300 miles across the state of Michigan; the group plans to ride across the state again in 2011.
In the fall of 2012 MR. B’s JOYBOX EXPRESS is planning a 1750-mile ride along the Mississippi River from the headwaters in Minnesota to New Orleans. The organization’s directors hope to broaden the scope and impact of the project by reaching out to and collaborating with as many worthwhile organizations as possible along this fabled waterway. There are plans to work closely with schools, both in terms of performance venues and in allowing students to interactively follow the bicycle journey as it progresses.