Free Ride, a partially improvised comedy, chronicles recent UC Santa Barbara graduate Nate Stahlings (Josh Dean) as he moves back home with his parents to his small hometown of Johnson City, MO. Once home he struggles to find direction in his post-graduate life as he hooks up with former classmates Amber Danwood (Erin Cahill) and Mark Dove (Dave Sheridan).
Nate Stahlings decides to move home after graduating from college, but finds surprises: his parents are now in therapy, his old room has been changed into his parents' gym, and could that strange guy at Kash Kutters become his new best friend?
Nate gets a job at a themed restaurant and then, with his co-worker, goes out on a double date with Dove and a family friend.
When Nate takes his dad to the hospital for a routine colonoscopy, the exam becomes a life-endangering ordeal for Bob and Margo.
Forced by his parents to stop partying with Dove all night and get a job, Nate finds work at a construction site, but then goes berserk when he finds out the site is the future home of his crush Amber and her fiance Steve.
Nate believes he finally found a way to get closer to Amber when he begins a friendship with her brother. Also, Nate's friend Dove enters a freestyle fighting tournament with only internet karate training.