A while back, I thought it would be cool if there were an app that made it easy to find a group ride anywhere in the world. I spent days (which turned into weeks) storyboarding my idea.
Turns out, I was a bit late to the game, as there are several options helping cyclists find others to ride with, whether it’s road, mountain, gravel, or whatever.
Today, I’m speaking with Jason and Scott, the two guys behind Chasing Watts, a group ride app that started just before the pandemic, as a side hustle passion project, and ended up amassing huge numbers in their hometown of Houston, TX.
Chasing Watts is free to join, and free to use, letting you find other riders and group rides anywhere in the world. And, it lets you create your own group rides, invite others for a private roll out, or make it public to help grow the sport.
After a few years of laying low and letting it grow organically, they’re primed for growth. We talk about how it started, what sets them apart from the competition, their business model, and how it all works.
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