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18 Mai 2019
Website Update from Warmshowers Board
Thank you for your patience during the last week while we have been experiencing technical difficulties with both the main website and the app functions. Below is a summary of what has occurred:
7 Mai 2019
Message from the Chairman
Somewhere in the world right now as you read this at least one Warmshowers host and a touring cyclist are sharing a story and maybe a meal. A cyclist somewhere is gratefully nestling down into a warm dry bed while listening to a raging thunderstorm outside; thanks to the generous hospitality of a new friend. A Warmshowers host somewhere is grateful they can do it, their reward being the...
2 Mai 2019
Bike Give-Away Month Continues
It's that time of year again for us to GIVE AWAY a free bike to one of our community members. This year we will be giving away the 2019 Trek 520.
To enter, make a donation below and you will be added to the list, or mail a postcard with your user name from warmshowers.org (address below) and we will enter you for the drawing. Although we very much appreciate your donation, it is not required in...
24 Mai 2018
2nd Annual Bike Touring Giveaway
Thanks to the membership for supporting the 2nd Annual Touring Bike Giveaway, we had a successful event and raised nearly $50,000 for Warmshowers. For the 2nd year in a row the winner hails from Europe, she is a active member and her name Eva Krumpalova. Her bike has arrived here in Boulder, CO and was stripped of parts and sent to the paint shop today. I look forward to posting pictures of the...
25 Apr. 2018
On May 23 of this year we will be deleting the old data on your profile that was included during the software upgrade last fall. If you have not yet filled in the new fields on your profile please do so by May 23 by editing your profile. The fields that will be deleted are:
Distance to nearest hotel/motel
Distance to nearest campground
Distance to nearest bike shop
18 Apr. 2018
Please find Ken Francis' latest video here https://youtu.be/1ADjJcsDkIw on Warmshowers fundraising and expenses.
27 März 2018
April Fundraiser- Win a Complete Touring Bike
Warmshowers 2nd Annual Touring Bike Giveaway is underway! Please consider making a donation to Warmshowers between now and April 30th, 2018 to be entered to win the Surly Long Haul Trucker with 4 Ortlieb panniers and front and rear Old Man Mountain racking! https://www.warmshowers.org/node/184900
21 Febr. 2018
The button to make a reservation was removed from the website today after much consideration. Ultimately, the technology behind the system was not working as hoped, and it was causing frustrations for the community, so the Board of Directors decided to remove it until a better system can be created/installed at some future time. Until that time (which is likely a ways off), please revert back...
21 Febr. 2018
We are seeking a Treasurer for Warmshowers.org. This individual needs to be based in the United States, and ideally be a CPA or have an accounting background. If interested, please fill out the volunteer form if you are able to assist.
4 Jan. 2018
Warmshowers Networking Video
Warmshowers' Board Member Ken Francis produced an excellent video on creating a local network of Warmshowers members you can see here.
17 Nov. 2017
Warmshowers.org has released a survey to help the Board of Directors in their creation of a long-term plan for Warmshowers. The survey can be found here: https://www.soscisurvey.de/warmshowers/
Please take the survey. I takes about 5 minutes and will greatly help us understand the direction the community wants to go. We need 4,000-5,000 responses if possible.
3 Nov. 2017
Website Project Concluded!
Thank you for your patience and support as we worked to upgrade the www.warmshowers.org website. We recognize the importance of continually evaluating the ways in which technology aligns with the needs of our hosts and riders. Our website was originally created by a dedicated group of volunteers to serve as a central information hub for the organization.
24 Okt. 2017
Website in Maintenance Mode- Final Time!
The Warmshowers.org website will be in "Maintenance Mode" for 2-3 hours on October 25th at 7AM MST. This should be the last time we need to do this, and the final step in the website improvement project. We greatly appreciate your patience and support as we work through this process.
12 Okt. 2017
The website will be in maintenance mode for about an hour on Sunday 10/15 at 9AM MST to install some additional improvements, and we appreciate your patience as we near the completion of this project.
28 Sep 2017
Phase 2 Coming Soon!
Phase II of the site upgrade is coming next week. This phase brings the new features to the website/community. We will post an update explaining these features once they are in place. Note that there may be times in the next week or so when the site is temporarily down.
We at Team Warmshowers monitor the forums for comments on the site. We thank everyone who took the time to comment on the...
8 Sep 2017
Warmshowers Gear Store Closes Today! Order Now!
The Warmshowers Gear Store closes today! You can check it out and order your Warmshowers gear. Items in the store are sold without mark-up (meaning you purchase the item at our cost), there is an option to add a donation for Warmshowers if you like. This is a pre-order store. Store will close September 29th, 2017. All product will then be manufactured and shipped the first week of November.
26 Aug. 2017
Stories from the Road
Canada is the second largest country in the world by land area. Canada has been putting together an extensive system of bikeways creating a Trans Canada Bikeway knows as the Great Trail. 2 great options for crossing the wonderful country are traveling coast to coast, or cycling between Alaska and the lower 48 United States. Warmshowers.org has a wonderful presence in Canada!
Warmshowers.org has a...
26 Aug. 2017
Hosts & Cyclists Pay it Forward
The true strength and longevity of Warmshowers relies on maintaining a balance with both aspects of this community; bicycle touring and hosting. Keeping members active and engaged, long after the tour ends, is the goal.
If you have a story about paying forward what you have received while touring, please send it to Ken@Warmshowers.org(link sends e-mail).
Ken Francis Shares His Story
26 Aug. 2017
Warmshowers.org to attend Interbike in Las Vegas, NV
Boulder, CO August 25th, 2017- Warmshowers.org will be attending Interbike, the preeminent international cycling exposition to meet with partners in the bicycle touring community. Warmshowers.org Executive Director Seth Portner stated, “I am excited to be among so many bicycle touring manufacturers and partners, some of which we work with already.”
Interbike(link is external) take place in Las...