Searching for a Ride

We’ve done our best to make searching for a Ride easy and fun. If you’re having trouble finding a suitable Ride to request, try using these techniques.

1. Search by Location

Most Spinlister users like to search by location first to find a listed Ride where they want to rent. In the search box (permanently affixed to the top navbar), type in the city or zip/postal code where you want to browse listings. If you are looking for a city with a common name you may need to add the state/province or country to the search. Each Ride will load at the Lister's location as an icon on the map and as a photo on the right sidebar.

Click the search box to choose a zip code/city

Searching by Location

The map and sidebar show Rides in the area

(iOS) Tap the search box

(Android) Tap the search icon

2. Search by Ride Type

When you’ve chosen your search location, you’ll see various filters on the top right sidebar. We’ve made Ride types the most prominent search filter so you can easily narrow down what you're looking for: Bike, Surf, or Snow. Select your Ride type by clicking on the icon, and the map will filter out all rides that don't fit the criteria.

Select your Ride type from the side panel

(iOS) Tap the filter button and choose a Ride type

(Android) Tap the filter button and choose a Ride type

3. Use Advanced Filters

If you’re looking for a very specific type of Ride, use the filter button on your computer or smartphone.

From our website, currently we only have a deeper search option for those looking to rent a bike (our most popular Ride!). If you are searching for a bike, click on the button that says “Filters” under the Ride icons. In bike filters, you can narrow down your search by bike type and size. The bikes available according to your specific selection will be shown on the screen.

Click the Filters button to use more advanced filters

From your smartphone, we have a deeper search option for every type of ride you can rent on Spinlister!

Bike: Type, size, price, and accessories

Surf: Type, size, price, and accessories

Snow: Type, price, length, and bindings

Don’t forget to clear the filters if you would like to make a new search!

(iOS) Tap the filter button and choose your Ride type to filter further

(Android) Tap 'Filter' and choose your Ride type to filter further

4. Spot “Online Recently” Listings

Listed Rides appear as green and blue icons on the map (iOS only). Coming soon, we'll have a filter to show only active Listers!

Still can't find any Rides?

Here are a few things that could be happening.

  1. We might not have Rides listed in your search area yet.
  2. Try zooming in and out and scanning around. Sometimes Rides can just be on the edge or outside of the map area on your screen.
  3. Try clearing filters. Filters from an old search may still be applied and are preventing Rides from showing up through your search.