Read This First! Ride Board Rules (2 Viewers)

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The ride board is for people seeking or offering rides. If you're trying to find someone to travel with (hitching, train hopping, biking, etc), please use the Road Dogs & Meet Up area.

Safety

We would like our members to be aware that we've had an influx of truckers and other people outside the underground traveler culture offer rides to folks here on StP. While we are certainly grateful, there have been many requests from people offering rides for 'female only' companions. While we feel it would be unfair to remove these requests (just as it would be unfair to remove requests for female-idenifying/POC/LGBT+ that only want to travel with same) we do ask that you do your due diligence and check out their profile page. Red flags include:
  • Newly created account
  • Only one post/thread created
  • The user only 'follows' female members (check the 'following' block on left of profile)
  • Threads/posts stating desire for female-only riders from male drivers
If you haven't seen it already, we highly suggest reading our guide to Vetting a Person You Want to Travel With. While most of us have had some great adventures with folks met on this website, it pays to be prepared, do your research and be safe!

How to use the Ride Board

In order to post a thread in this section, you are required to select a thread prefix. this is a drop down menu next to your thread title:

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There are two options - 'ride offered' and 'seeking ride'. These should be pretty self explanatory, but just so you know, if you're looking for a ride, select 'seeking ride' from the drop down menu:

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And obviously, if you're offering a ride, select 'ride offered'. Easy right?

The best part of this new system is that you can sort out what you're looking for by clicking on the ride offered or seeking ride links next to each person's thread. So, if you want to ONLY see rides offered, click on the ride offered box in the thread list like so:

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This will show you ONLY posts with the ride offered thread prefix:

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Hopefully this should make it easier to find what you're looking for!
 
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I've updated the Ride Board so that it's now self-pruning. Threads with no replies for over 60 days will automatically be deleted.
 
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Well I finally made it in here...lol Thanks And I also run a ride share and can possibly help get people rides. Let me know if I can help in any way!!

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Tude here:


January 2018, Teresa has passed RIP - love the girl - but her trucker rideshare lives on. If you are interested in rides go to her group - "Nomads and Drifters RIdeshares" facebook group for a ride - there are also at least 3 other trucker rideshare groups associated with her group as well.

She would be pleased to know that this rideshare lives on - she worked hard to connect people in need with rides.

pat
 
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How does one unpost bc he has found a ride or that plans have changed? Or do you just post that on the thread?
 
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How does one unpost bc he has found a ride or that plans have changed? Or do you just post that on the thread?
most people just post in that thread that the ride is no longer available. the thread itself will be automatically deleted six months after the last reply is made.
 

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