Host’s Corner

First Time Host

Contributor: Lil Cub In 2019, after hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT), I returned home and decided to open up my place for the Florida Trail (FT) and Eastern Continental Trail (ECT) hikers to rest and charge up. Since my place was only a quarter mile from downtown and at the crossroads of Hwy 90 and […]

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Warmshowers Visitors

Contributor: Doris Tuck Three years ago, in June 2019, we hosted our first Warmshowers rider, Alistair, a doctor from London who was riding across the country.  He rode down the coast from the city, which was probably a really great ride until he had to turn east and over the Santa Cruz mountains into the

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Feed the Hungry Beasts

Contributor: Kevin Kimpel Part of the fun of hosting long-distance bicyclists for me is to feed them when they pedal up hungry after a calorie-burning ride.     Sitting down to a home-cooked meal is often a treat for riders who have dined solo on fast food or from gas station snack bars or cooked

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Warmshowers: 3 for 1?

Contributor: Anne Larcher When I became a member of the Warmshowers cycling hospitality platform in 2015, I hoped to get a “2 for 1”. Being hosted while touring on my bicycle and making sure my Dad, a good host, gets some visitors. In fact, this platform brought my family and me much more than expected:

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Friends for Life

Contributor: Kevin Kimpel I have been an active Warmshowers host since 2011. Somewhere north of 130 people of all ages and many nationalities have pedaled up to my door.  All have been very grateful for the hospitality. All but one has signed my guest book and let me take their picture to add to my

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