sounds a lot like.......welll?.....this site!
yeah, we can and have done that here. but, don't get me wrong, your idea sounds good too. go for it. I know there is a site for roads in Ohio (I put a link later when I have time) that people show the route and give reviews/ratings on them.
Haha... totally not stepping on toes with what I'm thinking. Plus it's not bike specific.
Here is kinda a brief rundown of what I'm looking at feature wise.
Users would be able to "create a ride" kinda like posting an event. When doing so they would set way points using maybe the Google Maps directions tool. They would be able to set multiple points if it's a longer ride, like for a multi-day ride. They would be able to give details such as meal spots, and over night stay spots. Other users could then "search for rides" in their area and join the ride similar to an RSVP feature. If the ride is a mult-day ride or there are some stopping points along the route users could choose to join the ride at one of those points instead of the whole ride. When a user runs a search for rides within their area, and it's a multi-day ride where a stop point is in their area then it would also show up for them.
The second important feature would be where users could write reviews for each other, kinda like a vouching for that person.
Some other features I was thinking maybe to add would be
News section allows posting of general information related to Traveling. This could be current happenings or travel warnings about particular areas or simply historical and informative data.
Single Ride Forum
To facilitate discussion on a Trip
To allow those who were on the ride to post videos from the ride.
Riders cand rate and comment the ride.
Allow to share the ride on twitter, facebook, and the likes
Other maybes Chat, Photo share, user blogs, user created groups
Please know the last thing I'd want to do is step on the toes of this awesome and informational forum.