Rider shares a building with National Sawdust, an artist-led non-profit venue. A renovated former sawdust factory, National Sawdust acts as an artist incubator and home base for composers and musicians across many genres; the project’s ultimate goal is to support emerging artists and provide them with a platform to showcase their talents.

Rider shares a unique and mutually supportive relationship with National Sawdust; the restaurant manages the venue’s concessions and bar, caters private events held in the space (seated capacity is 150 and standing capacity is 300), and collaborates with visiting musicians to produce events at the restaurant.