This group has been created because traveling does not just involve finding a place to stay, it involves getting there as well. It was also created because I live in West Virginia and I don't have a car! Also, I know for a fact that West Virginians drive between cities A LOT--to go to meetings, home for the holidays, back to school, activist events, conferences and more. So hopefully this will be a resource that a lot of people will be stoked about and will be able to take advantage of!
The idea behind this group is simple. If you are driving somewhere and you wouldn't mind passengers to help chip in on gas, to have some company, or to feel good about the fact that you're carpooling, then post where you're leaving from, where you're headed, and the date/time if it matters.
Likewise, if you need to get somewhere but don't have a ride, post where you're at, where you need to get, and when you'd like to get there by.
I know Craigslist Ride Share exists, but no one really uses Craiglist in WV and that shit's kinda scary because you have no clue who you're picking up or whose car you're getting into. Also, you have no clue if you guys will get along or if they'll annoy the hell out of you. But with the features that are built into couchsurfing which we've all come to know and trust, these things should be less of a problem here.
Because car seats are like couches with seat belts, enjoy this group!