Sunday, September 25, 2011

HitchTofino

Looking for a way to get to or from Tofino? Here's a new option.

HitchTofino was created by two web geeks in Vancouver, following the success of HitchWhistler, a rideshare site dedicated to getting shredders to the hill for less. As spring arrived we decided to launch a sister site for surfers and HitchTofino was born. Surf more. Spend less. That's our mission statement.

The completely free site allows people to register as a Driver or a Hitcher and then post or view trips from various locations in BC including: Victoria, Tofino, Vancouver, Whistler, Nanaimo and Ucluelet. Driver's can specify how many petrodollars they want for the trip and Hitcher's can message them through the site. In the process everyone gets a top up of green karma, saves some cash and meets some like-minded people.

A valid email address is needed to register and the site's feedback system allows for extra security so you can check a drivers profile before accepting a ride.


Update: A reader alerted me to another long-standing option, Tofino Ride Share.

2 comments:

  1. Local geek Kevin Bruce made www.tofinorideshare.com back in 2007, and since then there have been over 1000 rides posted. Strange to redo something that's already working so well - all they had to do was google "Tofino Ride Share" or "Tofino Carpool". It seems to be part of a larger network they are building and I guess Tofino has a big brand.

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  2. Well there you go. I didn't realize it was still happening. I'll change the title of the post so people won't get confused.

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