What we're about

We are Boston's number one group for hiking, skiing, biking, snowboarding, and more. We have no cliquey events where only the regulars always get chosen, and every event starts with carpool so nobody is left behind. We are the most inclusive group in Boston for hiking, skiing, biking, snowboarding, and other outdoor adventures.

Our group is about the democratization of the outdoors, so you can be the adventure spark (https://www.ridj-it.com/adventurespark)without having to go through layers of the usual Meetup hierarchy.

Do you want to get out and go skiing but don’t have a ride? We’ve got your back. Have you been dreaming about surfing but can’t make it out to California? We know a secret spot to paddle out, and its way closer than you think. Ridj-it has helped bring hundreds of people from the creature comforts of Boston out to adventures of a lifetime all around New England. Pick one of our trips or design your own; we’ll sort out the details. Your ride is outside. What are you waiting for?

Ridj-it has taken over 1,000 cars off the road, and through connecting those without cars with those who have one, we've helped adventurers host over 500+ events in just a year. Is there a mountain you've always wanted to hike?

Drivers and riders can post adventures from Boston. Our events include people from Meetup, Facebook, Couch Surfers, and others, so we're more than your typical Boston Meetup group.

Why do we carpool? (https://www.ridj-it.com/single-post/2018/02/18/Why-Carpool)We found most other outdoor Meetups were leaving younger residents, people of color, and immigrants behind. By linking our trips to carpool, we make sure everyone has to work together as a team in order to go on events. Many of our hosts don't have cars, and we're proud to have a space where outdoor enthusiasts can slowly democratize access to New England's beautiful mountains, rivers, and beaches.

Check us out on Facebook (http://facebook.com/ridjit) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ridj_it/), and if you want to know more about Ridj-it, click here (https://www.ridj-it.com/howItWorks.html).

Feel free to read more about how Ridj-it helps Boston hike, ski, snowboard, and more:

Indie Hackers (https://www.indiehackers.com/businesses/ridj-it)

India New England (http://indianewengland.com/2017/02/rik-ganguly-partner-ari-iaccarino-bet-rideshare-company-outdoor-enthusiasts/)

Medium.com (https://medium.com/ideometry/how-is-ridj-it-making-the-new-england-outdoors-more-accessible-charging-for-it-1d5e5cfc2c6b)

Upcoming events (5+)

Sunset Yoga Outside

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Sign up for yoga here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=23764 End the day and greet a late-spring night with the setting of our Sun. This sunset yoga will be held outside overlooking rolling hills and the rural New England landscape of Southborough. Just 20 minutes west of Boston, you’ll be able to reach the middle of your week with guided stretching and breathing exercises under the glaze of a soft, red evening sun. All levels welcome. Please bring a blanket and a mat. Wear comfortable clothing for stretching; you may also bring a block if you have one. Driver price*: $9.00 Rider price: $23.00 Non-carpool: $15

Hike Mt. Hale

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Photo credit: Mary Leonarczyk, AllTrails https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-hale-via-hale-brook-trail/photos How to register: 1. Sign up here: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=21019 RSVP on Meetup does not mean you registered for the trip, you must sign up on the link provided. We do pickups off of I-93 at Park & Rides if you live north of Boston. Please email [masked] for a request. Drivers pay a $20 deposit which is refunded to them after successfully driving participants. Drivers will be compensated for gas & travel in addition to the refund. Riders pay $31 for the carpool to the trailhead and back to Boston, which is used to help compensate the drivers on gas & travel. Please note - if you sign up as a non-carpooler and don't make the event, we keep a tally of how often you flake, and this can negatively affect your ability to join a trip in the future. 2. Event description: We'll be hiking Mt. Hale, which is one of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers at 4,055 ft. We'll be hiking to the summit via the Hale Brook Trail out and back, totaling 4 miles. The summit is clearly marked with a rock cairn. While the summit is wooded, you will be able to get a view on top of the rock cairns, with views of the other peaks in the White Mountains. We may go out to dinner/beer after the hike, depending on the decision of the group. Here's the route we'll be taking: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-hale-via-hale-brook-trail • What to bring Non-cotton layers Wool socks and an extra pair Comfortable footwear (No sneakers) Headlamp 2-3 liters of water Food Rain gear (depending on the weather) Feel free to ask me any questions regarding the event or anything gear-related. Please contact Rik or Ari at [masked] for questions about Ridj-it, carpool, and logistics. Liability Release: You acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks and assume all risk; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; the organizer(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death.

Weekend at Acadia

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Sign up for this adventure here as a rider or driver! https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=27312 We will camp in Blackwoods campground Saturday night. Activities include hiking, we may also to go biking, kayaking or rock climbing. Camping gear is a must! Message me about what gear is needed! We are also looking for a driver, which means this person could also potentially rent a car through Ridj-it, get partially compensated, etc. You need to sign up before Thursday afternoon! The price is the link above includes carpool for riders plus the cost of reimbursing me for the campsite. We are limiting this to a max of three riders and one driver.

Waterfall Hike

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Photo credit: Stephanie Graudons, Outdoor Project https://www.outdoorproject.com/adventures/new-hampshire/special-destinations/arethusa-falls How to register: 1. Sign up here: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=20893 RSVP on Meetup does not mean you registered for the trip, you must sign up on the link provided. We do pickups off of I-93 at Park & Rides if you live north of Boston. Please email [masked] for a request. Drivers pay a $20 deposit which is refunded to them after successfully driving participants. Drivers will be compensated for gas & travel in addition to the refund. Riders pay $32 for the carpool to the trailhead and back to Boston, which is used to help compensate the drivers on gas & travel. Please note - if you sign up as a non-carpooler and don't make the event, we keep a tally of how often you flake, and this can negatively affect your ability to join a trip in the future. 2. Event description: We will be visiting several waterfalls in northern New Hampshire: a. Arethusa Falls in Harts Location (Crawford Notch State Park): is a 160-foot waterfall fed by the Bemis Book. It is the single longest drop in New England and the tallest waterfall in New Hampshire. Along the way, we will also be seeing Coliseum and Bemis Falls on the Bemis Brook trail. Coliseum Falls is not notable for its drop, rather it has a unique shape that is carved like a coliseum. Bemis Falls is another unique, but small waterfall along the trail. b. Ripley Falls in Harts Location (Crawford Notch State Park), NH: is a 100-foot waterfall fed by the Avalanche Brook. The waterfall flows over a rock wall, which is at a 60 degree angle, so it is one of the steepest-angled slides in New England. c. Gibbs Falls (White Mountain National Forest): is a waterfall with a 35 foot drop, which flows into a gorgeous, clear, rocky-bottomed pool. d. Silver Cascade (Crawford Notch State Park): a waterfall with a series of cascades that hop and skip from left to right down the southwestern side of Mount Jackson, one of New Hampshire’s 4,000-footers and ends at the Saco River. This is right off of US-302, very easy to access. We may go out to dinner/beer after the hike, depending on the decision of the group. • What to bring Non-cotton layers Wool socks and an extra pair Comfortable footwear (No sneakers) Headlamp 2-3 liters of water Food Rain gear (depending on the weather) $5 cash for WMNF parking fee (per vehicle) Feel free to ask me any questions regarding the event or anything gear-related. Please contact Rik or Ari at [masked] for questions about Ridj-it, carpool, and logistics. Liability Release: You acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks and assume all risk; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; the organizer(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death.

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