Richard Kiley is ready to ride, posing on his bike in a publicity shot from NBC’s 1986 six-hour drama, A Year in the Life. Kiley plays Joe Gardner, patriarch of a solid middle-class family — Eva Marie Saint played his wife (see photo of Kiley and Saint in the Rides a Bike archives.) The miniseries was so successful a series was spun out of, with Kiley now a widower grappling with the loss of his wife and the presence of various adult children, in-laws and grandkids. (Adam Arkin and Sarah Jessica Parker were a couple of the costars.) Kiley’s Joe was training for a 25-mile bicycle race in the miniseries.