Monday, October 17, 2011

Introducing ZIMRIDE!

Need a ride? Try Zimride, U.Va's new private ridesharing network that allows students and staff to post and find rides out-of-town or for regular commutes.

Zimride is free, fun and easy to use. Zimride also integrates with Facebook allowing users to import parts of their profile into the system. Users can either post a desired trip that will be compared to all existing trips in the system, or they can search based on origin, destination, or date. Once you find someone to ride with, use Zimride's messaging system to ask if you can join the ride.

Don't worry if you don't find a ride match right away. Zimride will notify you via e-mail if someone posts a ride that matches yours. You can also allow students from VCU, JMU, GMU, and the University of Richmond see your ride post to find a match.

After only being live for a couple of weeks, Zimride at U.Va already has 843 members. Visit and log in using your Netbadge ID to give it a try.