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We're making it easy to share rides with friendly people. If you're going on a trip, you can list extra seat space in your car, and if you need to get somewhere, you can find a ride, using our site. Read more about how it works or what our users have to say about us.

In mid-2011, the three of us decided to team up and make sharing rides better. Our first project was BurningManRides.com, which earned us a lot of "playa high-fives" and thank-yous from around the world. And now we're helping people get rides all year long.

It'll be a long but joyful journey. Come join us for the ride!

The Ridejoy Team

Kalvin
Kalvin
Kalvin once got six rides from five different friends in the Bay Area on the same day. After experiencing the transportation system in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia, including a 36-hour bus ride, he found 101 (the highway) much more pleasant. He has consumed collaboratively while thinking about technology and scalable social change, since age three.

He believes the world is broken, and you should help fix it. Save a whale, dump the tea, or sign up now for Ridejoy. Or come join us in SF.

Prior to Ridejoy, Kalvin grew up in the Bay Area, studied computer science at Stanford, and worked at six Silicon Valley companies during summers and after college, most recently for One Block Off the Grid, a solar web startup.

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Randy
Randy
Randy first understood the joy of ridesharing during his post-graduation travels, where he was fortunate enough to experience the warmth and kindness of countless strangers turned friends. Though a hacker and a painter by trade, he is perhaps best classified as a dreamer driven by curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

Prior to Ridejoy, Randy worked on one of the largest websites in the world, Scribd, crafting the future of reading and publishing. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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Jason
Jason
Jason wants to help everyone experience the awesomeness of rideshare — and is determined to make this dream a reality. Trained in biology and philosophy and steeped in travel across three continents, he found himself thriving in the world of startups. Now at Ridejoy he focuses his time on delighting users and growing the Ridejoy community. In his spare time, he trains for his first marathon and blogs about conquering fear and doing great work.

Prior to Ridejoy, Jason worked at isocket, an ad tech company, and ran business operations for a local newspaper in the Bay Area. He holds a B.S. with honors and an M.S., both from Stanford University where he co-captained an NCAA championship-winning gymnastics team.

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