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Bike-sharing.org: find a free bicycle wherever you are

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Bike-sharing.org: find a free bicycle wherever you are

Dear community,

I would like to share with you a new website that launched today. Its aim is to build a community to share free bicycles all over the world. The idea is like couch surfing, but then for bicycles :)

If you are interested, please head over to http://bike-sharing.org/, create a free account and start borrowing or lending today. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

I hope you are not offended by this post as I understand some of you may consider this spam. For that, I apologize.

Kind regards,
Maarten

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Bike-sharing.org: find a free bicycle wherever you are

I am leaving a response because I am feeling very ambivalent about this. On the one hand I love bicycling! On the other I have a fear that someone who borrowed a bicycle from me would beat the crap out of it, & I'd end up footing the repair.

It's because of these sorts of feelings that I got myself a folding bicycle.

This is my response today,
Gerhardt in PDX

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Great idea. Perhaps add

Great idea. Perhaps add 'Touring Bike' to the list of bike types?

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Hi Tom, Thank you for your

Hi Tom,

Thank you for your valuable input. type 'Touring bike' has been added :)

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Cool site!

Cool site!

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Bike sharing

What prevents someone from taking our bike and not returning it ?

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It can indeed happen. Just

It can indeed happen. Just like warmshowers, couchsurfing and other alternatives, the community is built on trust. The website does provide a reference system to enhance trust between members.