Zimride is a private ridesharing network for American University

Miles Posted: 1,692,411
Potential CO2 Reduced: 372,330 lbs

Great Minds Ride Together


Give yourself a raise! Take money out of your gas tank and put it back into your pocket. Post your daily commute or trip and find others who are going the same way. Share the costs. Share the Ride!

Planning a Trip This Fall


Using Zimride can help take the stress out of finding a ride home for a weekend to visit the parents or just get away for a few days. Post a ride or find a ride and find other AU students going the same way.

Carpooling on Zimride!


Students, faculty and staff can set up their own carpools to fit their commuting needs by posting a ride on Zimride. This is a great opportunity to split the cost of travel to and from American University. Save through splitting the costs of a parking permit, gas, tolls and car maintenance.

Home for Thanksgiving?


Use Zimride to share the ride! Post a ride during the month of November and you will automatically be entered into the Zimride by Enterprise Thanksgiving Sweepstakes and have a chance to win great prizes such as an iPad Mini, a FitBit Zip and Amazon gift cards. So where ever you need to gobble to, Zimride will get you home in time for Thanksgiving. Post your ride today!

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What is AU Zimride?

Zimride is a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. With Zimride, you can find AU friends, classmates, and coworkers going the same way you are.

Who can use this site?

AU Zimride requires an @student.american.edu or @american.edu email address. You can also sign in using your Facebook account if you are part of the AU network.

What if I carpool to work and an emergency arises?

AU provides faculty and staff members who regularly carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, or take public transit to work with a reliable ride home when one of life's unexpected emergencies arises. Please view our website for full details.

What are people saying about Zimride?

"I used Zimride my sophomore year and I can't just say that it was a great experience because that would be an understatement. It was simply phenomenal. Not because I was riding a helicopter or a tremendously expensive car, but because my peer was a wonderful person. Above the financial benefit of Zimride, there's a social benefit to it. By using Zimride, I met Shoshanna who is now like a sister to me."
- Farida N., American University student