Ridehunting is a brand new service that caters to people who want to rent bikes, kayaks, snowboards, skis, or surf boards – and also to those who want to make money by renting out their equipment. Ridehunting’s byline is “The World is Your Ride. Rent a bike, surf or ski anywhere in the world.” This service will benefit anyone looking for a ride, or wanting to make some money from their gear. Ridehunting hope to fill the gap left by Spinlister, an excellent service which, sadly, closed down in March.
Ridehunting has created a global virtual community rental market for all cyclists, surfers, boarders, and skiers who want to rent equipment, or rent it out. Renting equipment saves you the trouble and expense of taking your ride with you when you travel.
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Average Joe Cyclists readers who want to rent out their bikes (or kayak or skis) can try the service for a month, free of transaction fees. After you sign up, just contact them with the code Joe55. After that, Ridehunting charges the owner renting out a 15% transaction fee for every rental, but no other fees. That means that Ridehunting only makes money when they do. As the service is still brand new, you will likely find that you are the only person listing in your city, so you are more likely to find people who want to rent from you.
Membership at Ridehunting is open to all, but they plan to monitor the community and make sure that only the right people remain in the community. It is free to join and list your equipment. If you are renting through Ridehunting, you will pay the fee set by the owner of the equipment. Ridehunting makes its income by retaining 15% of the rental fee. The rest, of course, goes to the owner of the equipment. This seems like a very sound win-win-win business model to us.
How to Rent from Ridehunting
Simply go to the Ridehunting website, create an account, and search the listings. You can search by city, gear type, and price. Then you request to rent that ride, get a confirmation, and finally, make payment. At the time of posting there are not many bikes available because the service is new, but this will surely improve over time.
How to Rent Your Bike Out on Ridehunting
Simply go to the Ridehunting website, create an account, and then list your gear. Of course, the more information and photos you provide, the more likely it is that you will find renters. You will need to have a PayPal account in order to get payments from renters.
At this time, Ridehunting does not offer insurance, although that is the aim. In the meantime, they advise all listers to make sure they have photo ID of the people they rent to. No doubt, once they have organized insurance, the growth of the service will accelerate.
Find out more about Ridehunting on their website.
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