Zimride Stories from the Road: Snow Buddies

In San Francisco, we like rain in the winter time. Why? Because it means snow in Lake Tahoe. We’ve seen thousands of Zimriders head up to Tahoe to enjoy the fresh pow pow (that’s “powder” for those who have never seen snow) since we launched the San Francisco to Tahoe Route last year. With so many fun stories to share we had no choice but to share more than one story from the road to Tahoe!

Katie – Destination: Truckee

The experience was not only convenient, but I met a couple of great people along the way. My passengers Richard and Ally and I had a very pleasant drive up to the mountains. They were both super nice, brought snacks, and chatted the entire way. Zimride was a much better way to travel than driving solo on a Friday night because I had company and it paid for my trip. 

Elay  Destination: Tahoe Snowcial

This was both mine and my passenger Ben’s first Zimride experience and it was truly great. I got to know a great person and enjoyed a long ride of great conversation. By the end I had made a new friend.

It was my first time driving through a snow storm and Ben was tremendously helpful and supportive the entire way. Nothing like a little blizzard to bring two Zimriders together!

Gregg – Destinations: Alpine, Squaw, and Northstar (oh my!)

The Tahoe route is interesting because there is a huge community of people that make this trip weekly. It seems wasteful and somewhat unnecessary in this day and age to have so many cars driving up a giant mountain with one or two people in them. I don’t own a car but I’ve been renting a car once or twice a month when I go to Tahoe and have been posting my ride on Zimride. It’s a great way to pay for your car rental!

On our first Zimride, my girlfriend Lisa and I found two passengers who were both great and very friendly. We made it up the mountain in great time and we were able to save cash thanks to Zimride.

James  Destination: Heavenly

My best experiences with Zimride have been making new friends—which happens just about every time. On my last Zimride after riding in the car together we skied together!

To celebrate the kickoff of winter, post your trip to Tahoe by next Wednesday at midnight* and be automatically entered to win a pair of lift tickets!

See you at the slopes and happy travels,

Your Zimride Crew

*Zimride “Post a Ride to the Slopes” Sweepstakes official rules

Wilco Ticket Giveaway!

We’ve teamed up with Wilco to offer a lucky Zimrider TWO free tickets to their upcoming performance at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley this Friday. Wilco is all about helping their fans help the environment and save some cash by riding together to their shows.

All you need to do for a chance to win is “Like” this Facebook post. One lucky fan will be chosen by random on Facebook this Thursday 5 pm PDT to win a pair of tickets for their Friday concert*.

*The winner is responsible for his/her own transportation and accommodations.

Good Luck!
Your Zimride Crew

Zimride’s Daily Gas and iTunes Giveaway

I’ll admit; I’m one of those guys who will drive across the highway for gas because it’s 2 cents cheaper. What can I say? Paying for gas and music stinks.  When I pull into the station and watch that number tick tick tick up to $50+, my mood usually takes a turn for the worse. Don’t even get me started on my iTunes bill.

However, I LOVE when people volunteer to pay for my gas. To be quite honest, that’s one of the main things that made me realize Zimride was going to totally change transportation. I could literally let someone else pay for my gas…on every roadtrip.

While we were brainstorming how to get more people to post trips on our site, the answer was clear as day. Hit’m where it hurts me the most: The pump. Let’s give away gas because we’re tired of seeing people throw their wallets at the tank.

Today, we’re launching the Zimride’s Daily Gas and iTunes Giveaway. We’ll be giving away 14 tanks of gas to 14 winners in 14 days. No more sulking about the price of Texas Tea. When’s the next time someone’s going to pay for your gas or the music for your next trip? At Zimride, we like to pay it forward.

How to Participate:
• Complete the entry form HERE.
• Winner will be chosen and announced on Facebook and Twitter every day.
Terms and conditions for the giveaway

Good luck and let the Daily Gas & iTunes Giveaway begin!

Your Zimride Crew

Zimride + Kaskade = The Ultimate Vegas Road Trip!

Exciting news…Zimride is officially going to Vegas, baby! You heard it here first: we’ve launched our LA to Vegas route just in time for summer. And if you didn’t need another excuse to hit the road for a weekend trip to Vegas, how about the chance to party with America’s #1 DJ, Kaskade?!

We’ve teamed up with Kaskade to offer a lucky Zimrider the Ultimate Vegas Road Trip. You and your car of friends – up to four total – win admission to his performance at Marquee nightclub at The Cosmopolitan, and a meet-and-greet with Kaskade himself at the show. Kaskade is excited to help his fans help the environment (and save some cash!) by riding together to his shows on his Freaks of Nature Tour.

How to Participate:
Like Zimride on Facebook.
Complete the entry form HERE.
• Kaskade performs at Marquee nightclub at The Cosmopolitan on Saturday, June 9th at 9pm and the Meet & Greet occurs at the show.
• Meet & Greet time is TBD and details will be provided to winners upon contact.
• Winner will be chosen and contacted Thursday, June 9th before noon (PDT).
• Post your Zimride to Vegas to meet new friends and blast Kaskade’s music on the drive!*

Good luck and happy driving!

*The winner is responsible for his/her own transportation and accommodations in Las Vegas.

Rock On!
Your Zimride Crew

Zimride and Win – Meet Kaskade

Kaskade

Everyone likes #winning, right? By ridesharing with Zimride, you already save on gas expenses and meet new friends. We decided to sweeten the pot (and ride) even more. Going to Coachella?  Post a ride by clicking the button below and you’ll be entered to win!

Zimride Button

For our Coachella Zimride partnership (already with over 750 rides posted), we’ve also teamed up with America’s #1 DJ, Kaskade.  He’s excited to help his fans ride to Coachella together, and is giving away 2 Meet & Greet opportunities.  All you have to do is post a Zimride to Coachella as a driver or passenger by clicking the green button!

Zimride Button

How to Participate:
  • You must be attending Coachella.
  • One ride poster from each weekend will win a meet and greet with Kaksade for you and your Zimride! (limit 5 – all from one vehicle).
  • The Meet & Greet occurs on Saturday, April 14th and the second Meet & Greet Saturday, April 21st.
  • Meet & Greet time is TBD and details will be provided to winners upon contact.
  • Winner will be chosen and contacted Friday evening (April 13th, and April 20th, respectively).
  • Click here for the official rules of this contest.

For more fun, post a picture to Kaskade’s FB page of your car decorated with your best interpretation of the Freaks of Nature tour artwork.

Rock On!
Your Zimride Crew