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Old 02-08-08, 09:08 AM   #1
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You can borrow my bike

The times I've travelled on business and tried to rent a bike have not been good experiences --mostly way too expensive with numerous hassles.

I have often considered how great it would be to have a cooperative network of bikes available for borrow. I can offer bikes for borrow for someone in Chicago area (I have a few in the 55cm range that I'd be willing to loan out).

But I am also in the Phoenix area 3/29 thru 4/4 and wondering how I'm going to arrange for a bike to use. Anything, even an old beater.
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Old 02-08-08, 10:20 AM   #2
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dbj,

I have had good luck dealing with similar situations by finding a geographically-specific message board and posting in search of a simpatico connection. Here's one that might be of help:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/tucso...phoenix-2.html

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In addition, I'm a member of a cool organization www.hospitalityclub.org
Members provide all kinds of help--not just overnight accomodations. (For example, I found a pen pal to help me with my Italian. I also hosted a couple of people, which was fun). Anyway, there are more than 200 members in the Pheonix area. They might be able to help you.
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Old 02-08-08, 10:29 AM   #3
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I'd go ask in the regional forums. I'm sure you'll find some people who would loan you a bike.

http://www.bikeforums.net/southwest/
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