lyft and boloco


One day in the fall of 2013 I was looking to mix things up a bit (ok, it was a mid-career crisis) and became an Uber driver. My daughter Tibby, who was 9 at the time, helped me get ready for my first ride… our short video is below:

After about 50 rides I decided I better do a direct comparison with Uber’s biggest competitor – Lyft.

lyft training
Markel with some random guy sporting dimple and double chin on a Lyft check ride in 2014.
I loved Lyft from the very beginning… the onboarding process was personal, and my “mentor” Markel was about as welcoming as one could imagine. Uber played a 20 minute video at a Holiday Inn, that was it. Markel met me in person, inspected my car, made sure I was legit (I fooled him on that one) and got to know me. We stayed in touch for a few months after my check ride.

Regardless of which ride-sharing company you like best (that debate is nearly as fierce as who makes the best burrito!) at Boloco we love doing cool things with companies we love, and we really love Lyft. First and foremost because of how they treat their drivers, but also because they are just so darned good at what they do. I’ve become an exclusive Lyft rider in 2016 for these reasons and more, and now that I’ve gotten to know their local Boston-based team, we’re trying to have some fun together.

So, for those of you who haven’t tried Lyft yet, we have something special for you… a free ride with Lyft worth up to $20 AND a free small Boloco burrito.

All you have to do is click below to get yours, and use it before June 7, 2016. If you’ve used Lyft in the past and don’t qualify, or Lyft isn’t in your area, hang in there, we’ll be doing more partner promos in the coming weeks. Your turn will come.

Free Ride…Free Burrito. Lyft x Boloco.

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