We are a motorcycle peer-to-peer rentals startup. In other words, we connect riders that want to rent motorcycles to unused motorcycles. We make it possible by screening renters, providing liability protection and a safe online payments platform.
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Why RidersShare Exists
Riders Share began as an idea when founder Guillermo Cornejo was recovering from an accident and facing massive hospital bills. He could not afford to replace his bike, and soon realized motorcycle rentals were too expensive to become an alternative. The car-sharing trend did not include motorcycles, so he set out to start the first motorcycle sharing company to disrupt motorcycle rentals and make them affordable. It didn't hurt that he had more than 5 years of experience in the auto industry and a math-heavy background to work out the risks.
In 2015, we were able to secure an insurance policy and a team of web developers. We rode from Texas to Southern California (in the middle of a cold front!) to establish ourselves in the heart of the largest motorcycle rentals market in the U.S. We also won The Mill Idea 2015 Idea Competition, and got a chance to talk about Riders Share in front of 150 investors in Las Vegas.
With help from investors, we launched in August 2016 and brought Brendon Lamb, a genius developer, into the team. Our mission is for owners to make money, renters to save money, and for all motorcyclists to ride as safely as possible. Our goals is for motorcycle owners (both individuals and businesses) to be able to quickly set up profitable motorcycle rentals businesses; while dramatically increasing the geographic availability, model variety and price points of motorcycles for rent.