Every year, the Atlanta Moon Ride lights up the streets of the city, and this year was no exception.

Thousands of cyclists queued up on Tenth Street outside Piedmont Park to participate in the charity-event, helping to raise money for Bert’s Big Adventure, a non-profit organization that provides trips to Disney World for kids with chronic and terminal illnesses.

We hopped on a bike and talked to some of the participants to see what makes this annual event so special to so many here in Atlanta.