Bike sharing is not necessarily a new concept. But with the every growing tech and start-up industry in our midst, accessibility to bike sharing programs has become much easier. An application, called Spinlister, is taking the bike sharing industry by storm.
And their mission makes complete sense. Think about how many people you know who have a killer bike, but just don’t use it as much as they should. Why do we need the big clunky CitiBikes when there is a perfectly great road bike sitting in somebody’s apartment?
Sharing is caring, and why not share that bike with someone who really needs it. And of course, make a little profit from sharing as well. Well, Spinlister does just that. It was created as peer-to-peer bike rental platform to connecting the cycling universe. The platform is great for listers and renters. If you are going to list a bike all you have to do is simply post a picture of the bike, set a daily rate to rent it (which can adjust rental to rental), and availability. Renters will search the app in their desired area, and find a bike they want to borrow. Then both lister and renter message via the application to find an agreement, and decide where they will meet for pick up. Money is transferred securely prior to pick up, and every bike listed is insured up to $5,000. Renters and listers can review each other after the transaction too, so you can see ratings on the listings and renters.
Spinlister, launched in 2012, has now become so popular that it has expanded to rent skis, snowboards, stand up paddle boards, and surfboards. The service is great for travelers who want to maneuver through a city on bike, or if you are just heading out on a ski trip for the weekend. Bike, ski, board, living active just got a bit more convenient, and a whole lot cheaper.