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Spinlister Peer-to-Peer Bike Rental Goes Nationwide

Beginning today, Spinlister is rolling out nationwide, facilitating peer-to-peer bicycle rental for travelers and short-term visitors beyond the New York City and San Francisco test markets it launched in earlier this year. Similar in concept to Airbnb, Spinlister is way for visitors to find two wheeled rentals from fellow cyclists, bringing in a few extra dollars for your unused bike and hooking up a traveler with a bike more suited to their needs. Looking for a cheap rental for a just a couple of hours? An entire week? Or maybe you’re more into ‘cross or mountain riding and are looking for a more serious bike for out of town adventures. Finding rental shops with a bike to match your riding style can be frustrating or impossible depending on what city you’re traveling to, and Spinlister hopes to change that. Reviews are left for the listing person, renter and the bike itself so there should be minimal surprises for both ends of the deal, with Spinlister providing up to $5000 of coverage for lost or broken rental bikes and handling all of the secure credit card transactions between individuals. The nationwide beta is just getting started for existing users, as in list your bike and gain total access, check back with Spinlister soon to see if your city is on the list and what is available for your next trip.

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