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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 11:34

Airbnb for DIY motorcycle workspace

DIY shop bikesMotorcyclists are a creative breed; constantly improvising repairs and taking advantage of anything that resembles workspace, whether a kitchen counter or the side of the road. For a sport that places so much emphasis on adventure, the comforts of a garage are truly underestimated.

With the population shifting towards urban environments, we are afforded incredible opportunities, but often at the expense of space and cost. High rents leave little likelihood for a large garage filled with tools, and most new riders find themselves with a roadside kit, but lacking guidance in even the most basic how-tos of motorcycle maintenance.

 

As long time apartment renters, we understand these issues all too well, having changed our oil on the roof of a parking garage while at home, and wasting too much time tracking down tools and parts while on the road.

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To combat the disconnect between rider and workspace we created GarageTime - a growing network of home and commercial garages allowing enthusiasts to find local space to wrench on their vehicles, while allowing existing garages to share their space and maybe even some tips. Garages range from a single home garage bay with a basic wrench set, to a professional shop with lifts and air tools.

 

Much like Airbnb, the platform allows garage owners to be paid for allowing garage access by the hour or day.  Garages can create a listing in minutes, setting their own price, availability, and rules. DIY enthusiasts can reach out about reserving time and book the space and tools after both parties agree on the details. Messaging and payments are handled through the platform to ensure ease of use and to protect garage locations until the rider has booked the space.

 DIY shop tools

The relationship between rider and garage not only helps offset mortgages and tool costs, but promotes a responsible consumption of resources by taking advantage of the tools and space already in circulation. For apartment dwellers and seasoned riders lacking specialty tools, these spaces fill a tremendous void - offering a cost-effective solution to motorcycle maintenance, and creating micro-communities in your own backyard and on the road.

 

We are constantly looking to build our rider and garage network. If you are interested in listing your garage with the motorcycle community, or seeing what we’re about, please visit www.bookgaragetime.com.

Andrew KoretzAndrew Koretz
Founder, Garagetime

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Last modified on Saturday, 24 November 2018 10:29

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