I would like to share my first experience using the Bikerbuddy Lodging app….
In July I planned a ride in the Black Hills and noticed there were a few hosts in the area. While I have an XR650 motorcycle, I really wanted to ride my KTM 300 on some of the single track trail I saw on the National Forest MVUM map. Checking the BikerBuddy app map, there was a host dot literally minutes from some trail access.
The hosts listed a camper and some tent space. Tents are last resort for me, so a camper was appealing (as it turned out this was a very nice and roomy 5th wheel with slide out). I checked if the date was open and requested a booking. I had to wait for confirmation and got it the next day.
When I arrived at the listing called “Peaceful Pines” it was nicer and more convenient than I imagined. It had a great shaded area, perfect for lounging in a camp chair or for those who might like tents – and I was able to ride my 300 from the camper into the forest. The camper price is listed at $30, but there is a small booking fee and the inevitable taxes. Nevertheless, it was a super bargain in this summer tourist area.
Visiting with the hosts (Steve and Linda), we talked about pros and cons of the Bikerbuddy app and I offered some suggestions how to stay within the apps limitations and create some flexibility. For example, listing the camper as a room ($40) would still be a great value. This spot is a gem for dual sport adventure riders who prefer dirt to asphalt and it can be found on the BikerBuddy app. J.R., Casper WY