It was a wonderful weekend to be a Lyft driver, especially for our newest crew in Providence! Mentors from Lyft Boston made the trek south to celebrate with their newly mustachioed neighbors in the Creative Capital. Naturally, they shared a Boston cream cake.
A family of three in DC began a journey around the world on Saturday, starting with their #firstLyft! Shawn drove them to Dulles International Airport, where they boarded a flight to Korea, ultimately bound for Cebu City in the Philippines.
A German passenger hit the Lyft lottery! SF driver Christi put together a special swag bag to commemorate giving her 1,000th ride.
San Diego driver Carl took a trip to SF, native land of the cuddlestache, while the Lyft Community Team stayed close to home on their hike along the same spectacular coast.
We had a Lyft Bingo in Dallas! Enjoy the $150 coffee card, Michael.
Driver Stephanie made a special connection with a homeless man named Calvin, who brought her to tears with his life story. "He told me he has been praying for water and a backpack and that I was his Angel answering his prayers," she told the Lounge after giving Calvin this Lyft Kit, a care package from Nashville drivers for locals in need. "He met Anthony and Kathryn, my children who also helped make the backpack. He shook their hands and thanked them for giving back. My heart is overflowing right now and I hope I meet Calvin again."
In Dallas, students from SMU caught a ride with Connie to their favorite Indian restaurant. On the way there, they bonded over a conversation about trying out vegetarianism — and then the students invited Connie to join them for lunch! "I was introduced to some wonderful new Indian foods and had great laughs with Jackin and Nadem," Connie said. "They even refused to let me pay for my food. In my top five of Lyft memories!"
And the winners are ...
Thursday marked the first day of spring! Our #WeekendChallenge to show the changing season in your city inspired an impressive number of entries. Without further ado, here are our winners, who will each take home 4 free rides.
First place: Shot with an iPhone, this breathtaking shot of Atlanta was shared in the Lounge by driver Brad. It's one of his favorite views, taken from the bridge that runs over Freedom Parkway. "I'm not a TV watcher," he writes, "but I've heard it's close to the same shot that was used for a poster for The Walking Dead."
Second place: Santa Barbara's iconic Mission Rose Garden gets a touch of pink from driver Eric.
Third place: Marie promises no cuddlestaches were harmed in the making of this backyard photoshoot! The Sacramento driver made us smile with a faux-BBQ at fellow driver Jan's house, where they were celebrating another friend's birthday.
A sunflower looks out from Melody's back porch to a eucalyptus grove in SF's Bernal Heights neighborhood.
The Midwest takes a little longer to recover from winter, as driver Marcus shows us in this shot from Montrose Harbor in Chicago.
And how about these brave ice fisherman in Madison? (They're the little black dots along the horizon.) Driver Justin will have the heater blasting whenever you're ready to head home, guys!
Nothing says springtime like a new season of Little League, according to Sacramento driver and proud mom Carly.
Jerseygirl Dawn shows off her city's gorgeous flora in this shot from a porch concert in Atlanta.
Angela tempts us to request a Lyft to Baltimore by sharing the view from the harbor at Federal Hill Park.
The ’stache took a dip in Silicon Valley, with driver Kristen playing lifeguard and photographer.
Fab 4 Feedback
From Eleasha to Daniel in Seattle:
So much fun! Karaoke in the car and he's from Hawaii which I miss with my heart and soul a perfect way to spend my last night in seattle! Awesome!!!
From Ramiro to Nicole in LA:
She was amazing! I love how she supports the LGBQ community <3 work it girl! My new favorite driver!
From Dwight to Les in Nashville:
Super cool great man for president mayor him I love him
From James to Geoff in SF:
Calm, cool, collected. Win. Ask him about his music career...dude rocks
And that's a wrap! Have a great week, guys, and watch the Lounge on Friday morning for your next #WeekendChallenge. Ready to get creative?