Zimride – April Fool’s Launch

Since founding Zimride in 2007 we have focused on improving transportation options by building a social rideshare community. We knew that eventually we’d have to expand our focus and move beyond cars. Around the same time that Zimride was born we also created another ridesharing platform, but since we were so focused on Zimride we decided to hold off on launching it. Due to changes in the economy and the general shift toward alternative forms of transportation we believe that now is the ideal time to launch our newest product: Zimbike.

You may have heard of bike sharing projects in Portland, D.C. and even Paris. Community bikesharing is a great way to get more people biking, but we believe that there is still substantial room for improvement. On an average ride, over 80% of the bike goes un-used by a solo biker and tandem bikes are too large for commuters in crowded cities. Today, we’re proud to introduce Zimbike—a revolutionary new way to save money, make friends, and share the ride.

Check out our launch video and help us spread the word.

Life is better when you share the ride.

– Logan & John

Brand New Zimride.com

Welcome to the new Zimride.com! A lot has been happening here at Zimride Headquarters the last few weeks, this new site being one of them.

The new site allows rides to be posted from right here, and features a ride history on your profile page. The site is fully compatible with our facebook application, so you can use whichever you want and still have access to all the rides.

We’ve also added this blog. Keep your eyes tuned here for news from the carpool universe. However, we don’t want to jabber about ourselves all day. We would rather hear from you. Send us your ideas, stories from the road (adventures and misadventures), pictures, or anything else that piques your interest and we will forever anoint you a Zimride All-Star.

Most excitingly, over the next few weeks our COO John Zimmer is carpooling across the country on his way to Palo Alto. Carpool Across America ties together themes of rising gas prices, the power of social networks, and environmentally conscious business solutions from a young generation. By combining social carpooling (riding with friends) and fuel-efficient technology, we will showcase a viable solution to growing environmental and economic concerns. Stay tuned here for updates from the road!