A Global Offering from Spinlister – the Brand that Started Bike Sharing
(July 2013, Santa Monica, CA) After spending the winter of 2012/2013 retooling their offering, Spinlister the leader in peer-to-peer bicycle rentals is back in business. By creating an online bicycle rental marketplace with built-in security features and a database of user reviews, Spinlister has engaged communities of cyclists, travelers and urban dwellers all over the globe. To christen their re-launch, Spinlister has created their first ever app, one that makes listing bicycles to rent and renting bicycles easier than ever.
Spinlister CEO Marcelo Loureiro was a seed investor in Spinlister and, after seeing the potential of Spinlister first-hand, he acquired the entire company from the original founders. â€ś My passion for Spinlister comes from my own user experience, I love to ride great bikes anywhere I travel and the cost and hassle of traveling with my bikes just doesnâ€™t make any sense,â€ś said Loureiro. â€śI also believe on the positive impact of the collaborative consumption on the environment and community as renting from a local you are incentivizing the local economy without incentivizing the production of new goods, so for me thinking big with Spinlister was a no brainer.â€ś In the age of city bike share programs, we believe Spinlister is the Peopleâ€™s Bike Share alternative and the growth that weâ€™ve seen since we re-launched the service with our new app, proves that Iâ€™m not the only one who feels this way.â€ť
â€śI love my bike, but Iâ€™m more than willing to share the joy of it with others when I donâ€™t need it!,â€ť said Spinlister user Christina R, a student who loves meeting new people through Spinlister while making a profit from her bike when itâ€™s not being used.
Originally launched on April 1st 2012 an re-launched on July 10th, Spinlister is an online marketplace that allows users to rent bicycles from individuals across the United States and in more than 40 countries around the world. By creating an online bicycle rental marketplace with built-in security features and a database of user reviews, Spinlister has won the trust of communities of cyclists all over the globe.