Spinlister’s Bike Sharing App Jan 27, 2015

Spinlister‘s been around for a minute and their database of people with bikes to rent has grown considerably. For those not familiar:

“…users can rent bikes in over 55 countries as well as list their own bicycle to start making money when it’s not being used.

All bicycles are insured up to $5,000 USD in over 20 countries. All snowboards and skis are insured up to $1,000 SUP. All surfboards, surf gear, and standup paddle boards (SUP) are insured up to $2,000. in other countries. List (spinlister.com/list) your bicycle today to start making money and meet awesome people. Rent a ride in over 55 countries today.

All bicycles are insured up to $10,000 USD in over 60 countries.”

It’s an interesting concept and if anything, I’m sure you’ve all got a bar bike you’d rent out to a stranger.

  • Aaron

    This is tempting. Has anyone tried renting their bikes on this? If not, would you consider doing so? It seems like it could go a long way in easing the guilt of owning four nice steel bikes.

    • Domen Ožbot

      I tried it last year on my trip to the USA. Rented a bike in SF and in PDX. Met some cool people trough the app. Awesome app!

  • Guest

    I tried it last year on my trip to the USA. Rented a bike in SF and in PDX. Met some cool people trough the app.

  • Jessica

    I rent my Cannondale in SF and it has been a great way to make some money on the side. Definitely would suggest trying it out.

  • Rent the roadie while I’m in the mountains, and rent the MTB when I’m on the road? Beer money? Color me intrigued…

  • Saul Good

    This seems alright, except that you have to account for liability. Obviously, whichever company it is funding this app has their legal end worked out. I’m wondering how they ensure that the bike you’re going to pick up from some stranger is safe. I am a little biased. I work in a bike shop. However, every rental bike that leaves here is checked over and adjusted every time. I would be concerned for my front teeth. If you don’t have friends where your are going, the local bike shop is a great place to rent a bike. Ya know, FYI