I began driving for Lyft as soon as it launched in Dallas. I was instantly filled with the Lyft spirit, and I can't shake it (and don't want to!). Lyft has been full of excitement and fun, and I was soon sought out to share that energy by planning get-togethers as a Driver Event Coordinator. Dallas is a hub of social energy. Not only do we have a standing weekly social, but we meet up for other fun events like bowling, karaoke, swimming parties, and more! We're getting ready to celebrate our Lyftiversary — one year of providing pink furry love, fistbumps, and sweet rides.
Our standing weekly social is held at at Barcadia. The nightlife spot has old-school arcade games, excellent food, and a great patio where lots of fun happens — including life-sized Jenga and good, old-fashioned, face-to-face interaction. This is where new drivers catch the same Lyft spirit I've always felt.
Drivers come to weekly socials to connect, meet other drivers, get tips, and share stories. Lyft's community vibe is what sets us apart from other companies (transportation-related or otherwise!).
Recently, we were challenged to produce "Awkward Family Photos" in a friendly competition for special Lyft swag. This brought more people to our weekly social than ever before. We dressed in crazy costumes and used a variety of props, including a canoe and even a mannequin! We had a blast and got to show our quirky side.
Being a Driver Event Coordinator is incredible. I get to pick out delicious cake flavors and balloon bouquets, but my best task of all is delighting my fellow drivers.
If you haven't attended a social yet, I challenge you to go this week. Catch that Lyft spirit! It will show in your rides. My passengers love Lyft because it's fun but especially because they love us drivers!
Head to this page to find your city's weekly social. If you're interested in setting one up, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit your idea here.
Meet up. Have fun. Love Lyft!