Thursday, June 4, 2009

Rainbow Ride Share

In a galaxy far far away sometime after dinosaurs went extinct, there was no internet. In those days of prehistory (circa the 1980s and 1990s), people used to focalize ride share over the various lightlines. But these days with so many web based opportunities, getting a ride to or from where you need to go should be easy. If you're not sure how to find some of these opportunities, google Rainbow Ride Share or visit Star's Rainbow Ride Board.

That being said, I noticed last year, a lot of people were hooking up with people on their local Craigs list - of for same people flying into a town, that town's Craigs list ride share.

No matter how you make your initial contact. Here's some tips:

If you are offering a ride or have a ride to share, please take the time to meet with the people you’ll be traveling with ahead of time at your local coffee shop and work out the travel rules: smoking, no-smoking, who pays what, who drives, what's allowed in the car, etc.

If you don't feel comfortable with someone, don't travel with them. Trust your instincts. There will be other opportunities for both of you. It's probably a long ride from your point of departure to the gathering, and if it's not right, it's not going to be a positive experience for everyone.

Please make sure your car is 100% legal and you have a valid driver’s license, registration and insurance.

The last few years there have been checkpoints coming into the gathering and people have been hassled pretty badly. Last year in Wyoming, people even got a mandatory court appearance ticket for a beads hanging from their rear view mirrors and no front plates even when the car was registered in a state that doesn't issue front plates (sigh). So cross your ‘t’s and dot your ‘i’s and you’ll come home safely.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Karin; Just a heads up...The rest area I mentioned earlier about 20 miles west of Flagstaff is currently turned into some kind of interdiction zone featuring ALOT of AZ DPS. They seem to be focusing on Semi's headed both east and west, and appear to be looking for something in particular. Whatever it is that they are up to, big hippie busses might represent a convenient target if they get bored. Take Care. Star Albright

mama T said...

Great info..Thanks. Praying for a blessed gathering for all. LOVE LOVE LOVE T

Anonymous said...

im looking for a ride to the gathering. im in phenix AR. if anyone is headin that way and can give me a ride let me know @909-234-4053

Anonymous said...

My friend & I need a ride from austin, tx to the gathering. We have gas money & food & money for food. Willing to help set up camp. Contact me @ (512)227-0955.
Home Bound
Paul & Rodney

Luke said...

2 Yogis from NY looking to catch a ride from Albq.NM To The Gathering.

Flying into Albq.. on the 29th.

Looking to get back to Albq. the 5th

WE have Money and Vegan treats : )
Bless

-Alok

Alokabliss@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Just an FYI, the New Mexico Rail Runner will get a person out of
Albuqurque and to US Highway 550. Here's the link
http://www.nmrailrunner.com

From the Sandoval County/US 550 Station, you can catch Bus # 4 to San Ysidro (41 miles south of Cuba) on US Highway 550

Call the Rail Runner for transit info 1-866-795-RAIL (7245).

There also seems to be a lot of ride activity on the ABQ Craigs List
http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/rid/ - Including a local offering
rides to the gathering for $$

Anonymous said...

Need a ride to gathering from North west Florida..Can meet off of I-10. Will help with gas..have own food money etc too :)
Love n Light
Phone # (850)529-9600

Anonymous said...

I am a lone lady, 26, looking for a ride from Portland OR. I have gas money and I can tell you more about myself if you email me at erinjmullaney@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

i am in austin tx on the 23rd
have come from costa rica for this
my name is paul
paul_boulder65@yahoo
have food stamps and much more of them on the 5th
just a small backpack
have a valid license to drive
peace

Anonymous said...

paul_boulder65@yahoo
in austin on 23rd
have valid driverse license

Anonymous said...

i am in austin tx on the 23rd
have come from costa rica for this
my name is paul
paul_boulder65@yahoo
have food stamps and much more of them on the 5th
just a small backpack
have a valid license to drive
peace

melistar said...

Hello everyone! My name is Melina, and I'm basically stuck in St. louis missouri, trying to find a ride to either Taos, NM or Boulder, CO, or anywhere near there by the 26th or 27th. I do have gas money, and I'm really fun. Namaste and thank you!
575-770-5112

Anonymous said...

Im a ADULT roadie / lighting tech / pianist / mr fix it gey / 51 years young, in Tuscon Arizona now (friday june 26th) and need a ride to the gathering,or Albequerque area, have cash, clean liscence, good karma and very skilled in all aspects of travel
e mail me asap as soon as posibel, can also meet in pheonix area. stevenlocurcio@yahoo.com
cell is 512 786-5268, off till monday