Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Spinlister is a peer-to-peer bike, surf and snow rental site with users from over 100 countries.
There are plenty well-established, international companies that allow individuals to rent cars. Yet renting a bike or a surf-board is typically confined to tourist destinations, to beachfronts or areas along designated paths. Spinlister changes that paradigm by allowing individuals to rent their bikes, surf boards or snow boards others. If you have an extra bike or time that you could feasibly loan out, it’s incredibly easy to make a listing through the site. You set the price (per day, per hour, and/or per week), take a photograph, and add any details about the bike. Similar to other peer-to-peer network sites like Airbnb, you can even set a calendar displaying when your bike is available.
On the other side of the transaction, things are even easier. If you’re traveling to a new city and want a way to get around, or you just want to rent a bike for a day or two in your hometown, all you have to do is log on to Spinlister and scroll through the many options available. When you find a bike that appeals to you, you put in a request and wait for the bike owner to respond. The most important part about using the site is that Spinlister insures every user’s bike for up to $5,000 in theft and damages. That’s a huge component of the site’s services that makes it trustable and safe. It’s a cool sharing community, so it’s possible you’ll meet interesting people as well as finding an easy way to get around.