Bike Life

About Foundation is a vibrant community of more than 190,000 touring cyclists and hosts who offer free hospitality in nearly every corner of the world. We have come a long way since 1976 when John Mosley kept a Rolodex with approx. 600 names of people who were willing to host touring cyclists.  

In 1993, Terry Zmrhal and Geoff Cashman started Warmshowers. By 2005, the Rolodex list had been converted into a database-and-map-enabled website that allowed membership to become global.

In 2014, Foundation was registered as a U.S. charitable non-profit organization.  Within a year or so, we had reached a membership of nearly 60,000.

Today, the organization has continued its dramatic growth in line with the ever-increasing popularity of touring cycling. 


Our Vision

A future where everyone, everywhere, views Foundation as THE community for touring cyclists and those who host them. We want to make a million positive connections possible.


Our Mission

To facilitate and promote safe, free reciprocal hospitality in the worldwide touring bicycling community.