Stories from the road: birds of a feather Zimride together to Tahoe
I work for a large company with tens of thousands of employees, so Zimride and Facebook actually helped me find rideshare buddies. Zimride's referral program helps break the ice, turns us onto the idea of sharing our resources rather than clogging the roads with more cars, and keeps us from draining our wallets of money we would rather spend on skiing and boarding equipment.
One of my riders was a repeat from a previous Zimride who, as it turns out, skis pretty much at my level (i.e. gnarly stuff). I arranged to pick him up at the Larkspur Landing Ferry for our Zimride to Lake Tahoe, and it turned out someone else found me on Zimride that wanted to ride with me using the very same ferry. What are the odds!
The Zimride communication features were perfect for coordinating rides because each of them could see what they were getting into. They had time to look up my profile and my vehicle to decide whether it was appropriate for them. And there was zero tension about when we would arrive and who would pay for gas, food, etc.
One of my passengers turned out to be an experienced back-country snowboarder with amazing stories about ski areas all over the United States. I'd pay to hear the things he shared with us. Great stuff!
If you have a story about to ride to Tahoe that you want to share, please send your Zimride Story from the Road to firstname.lastname@example.org!