When Lela from Saratoga, Wyoming, received a reservation request to stay at her house from a couple of riders through her host listing on her BikerBuddy app, she responded right away that she was moving in a week, but could surely get a room ready for motorcycle friends! After a busy day of packing and a yard sale in her garage, she was surprised to welcome the founders of BikerBuddy, Paul and Debbie.
They all enjoyed visiting, had a great night’s rest, and enjoyed donuts and coffee at the yard sale the next morning before hitting the road. Thanks Lela!
Our first stay with BikerBuddy….
We had an event to attend in Long Beach,CA so decided to make a reservation nearby using the BikerBuddy app. We are big KTM fans, so when we saw the “Room & Bikes” hosted by “Honey, rider on a KTM motorcycle”, we put in our request for 3 nights. The confirmation came in quickly and we were all set. When we met the couple they were almost as excited as we were. We had made arrangements to have some of our equipment shipped which they kept in their garage until we needed it. Honey gave us directions to the complex and checked the traffic for us. Being from a small town, this was a big help. She also suggested some great restaurants.
Their apartment was bigger than our house and recently remodeled. It reminded me of Hollywood back in the 60’s and was really cute. We had our own room with a bathroom and a really comfortable bed. We used their wireless and their back yard. It was beautiful, quiet, relaxing and safe.
We thought it was much better than staying in a hotel and saved a lot of money too. We are also hosts for BikerBuddy and hope they will come to visit us sometime. P & D – TWO UP!
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