When I started with the idea back in 2019, I just wanted to set up a site that was open to bikers to share their rides, routes and destinations: build a site that was always current and up to date, full of cafes, regular haunts and places to go.
I wanted it to be a free to use site - and with it being interactive - hoped it would always be fresh and provide some great places to ride. It is free to recommend somewhere and free to browse the chat in the forum - although you will need to 'join' to actively take part in any discussion or make new posts: but again this is free.
What more can I say? Don't they say biking is all about feeling free? The freedom of motorcycling!
That said, I have spent countless hours on this project in the hope it will eventually become the resource I think it should be. So - in time perhaps - a coffee or two may be appreciated ...!
Somewhere To Ride is open to everyone and is not another social-media site - it is an independent & interactive information site for all ...
This was never intended to be another social-media site and quite probably may lose some people. But if that's the case, then so be it, personal choice. It's just I don't really do social media and can't be doing with idle gossip or the number of 'friends', 'likes' and 'hashtags' etc. It's all just a little too much nonsense for me - faceless ranting, bitching and smotherings of self-glorification and so on. Don't get me wrong, I can see the attraction it can hold and the occasional good it may provide - it's just not for me. It would be unfair of me to knock those that do that stuff - so if you do, carry on, each to their own. All are welcome here.