The newest start up to come out of the Bay Area is making it’s rounds. It’s called Spinlister. Founded in May 2011, it’s a peer-to-peer Airbnb style rental service – for bikes.
Spinlister is in all major US cities, as well as globally in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich, Bern, Madrid, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Moscow,Tokyo, Singapore , Sydney, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and others.
Listers can post their bike for use by the week, day, or hour. Mostly, Spinlister is used by those visiting a city who want to cruise on a nicer bike than the classic rental.
“For most of our users, it’s a lifestyle choice,” said Andrew Batey, chief marketing officer. “They think: ‘This is what I do every day. I’m here, and I want to explore San Francisco on a bike.’”
Spinlister is also making moves toward the professional racing market. Andrew Batey and his team have partnered with Ironman. Athletes training for road races and triathlons can rent bikes from Spinlister that are suitable for training.
From a quick search on Spinlister in the Bay Area, bike prices average $15-25 per day. Most bike rental shops’ daily rentals price at 25 dollars. It seems pretty easy to get a bargin.
In addition to bikes, Spinlister lets you rent snowboards, skis, and surfboards.
Spinlister – The Global Bike Share – Make Money, Meet People, Save Environment from Spinlister on Vimeo.