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Resident's Guide to Hosting Riders

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What Riders Expect

  • A place to put a tent outside, or inside floor space for a sleeping bag

  • access, if possible to a bathroom and shower

  • possibility somewhere to fill a water bottle

What a Rider SHOULD NOT Expect

  • to have full use of your home

  • to be fed and entertained

  • towels, soap and shampoo

What Hosts Can Expect

  • Well-behaved, appreciative guests

  • guests who respect your wishes

  • riders arrive mid to early afternoon and be gone by 9:00am the next day

  • someone who will remember your kindness

  • to meet some fascinating people

  • registered rider who has signed a waiver of liability

What Is Completely Up to You

  • how many guests and who (you get to select them yourself)

  • restroom facilities

  • laundry facilities

  • whether you want to offer coffee, snacks, beverages (or anything for that matter)

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