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Motorcycle Sharing Service Available in the US

Most bikers have a special relation with their motorcycle and lending it to someone else, especially a stranger, is totally out of the way. But if you got another one that sits around unused you can sign it up on RidesShare and make some extra cash off of it.
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The RidersShare platform allows riders without a motorcycle to borrow one from users that list theirs on the website. Although similar services exist in other places and doesn’t sound like big news, RidersShare wants to make the whole process as safe as possible, even in case of accidents, to be there and make sure everything works out for the best.

How it works? Well, as the bike owner, you’ll have to create a new listing on the website, describe your ride, add a few photos, make sure it’s in good condition and specify the time period you are giving it away for rent.

When a renter decides to borrow yours, you’ll need to meet with him/her and verify that the person is who they really say they are as well as their riding license and maybe even ask them to demonstrate their skills before handing them the keys.

As a renter, you’ll need to simply sign up with Facebook on the RidersShare website, log in, enter your trip dates, search the city where you’ll need a motorcycle and pick one.

The site staff will verify your identity, phone number, motorcycle license, and driving record. You’ll also need a valid credit card with the name on it matching the driver license. After you get a green flag, the motorcycle owner has 24 hours to confirm and then meet to hand you the keys.

You can also ask the owner if he can borrow you some riding equipment, although it is best if you can bring your own. Also, when picking it up, it is recommended that you take note of any damage the machine may have, note them and show them to the owner.

Sounds like a pretty cool idea, considering there are around 30 million licensed riders and only around 9 million motorcycles in the US. Most of the riders would like to occasionally use a bike, but they get deterred by steep prices of motorcycle rentals and the complicated process of actually buying and maintaining one.

 
 
 
 
 

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