Sponsor Highlight: Nice Ride Minnesota

Nice Ride MN

The Nice Ride Minnesota bikes have been back on the road for the 2012 season for just under a month now –and boy are we glad to have them back!

Nice Ride Minnesota is a non-profit organization that provides public bike sharing to the Twin Cities and a 2012 Northeast Ride sponsor. When you register for the Northeast Ride, you receive a coupon for $10 off a year-long membership to Nice Ride Minnesota! With access to more than 1200 great green bikes at over 116 stations throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, it’s a great way to get around the Twin Cities. To become a subscriber and learn more about the Nice Ride system, go to www.niceridemn.org.

Nice Ride Minnesota bikes at Logan Park, Mpls

Nice Ride Minnesota bikes at Logan Park, Northeast Minneapolis

The folks at Nice Ride are constantly working to enhance the quality of our urban life by providing a convenient, easy-to-use bike sharing program that provides our residents and vistors with a healthy, fun, and different way to get around town. Last summer I had friends in town from Vermont and instead of giving them a Twin Cities tour via highways and roads, we hopped on a couple of Nice Ride bikes. We rode the whole Midtown Greenway, stopped for brunch at the Birchwood Cafe, and then biked across the Stone Arch Bridge and into Northeast for dinner and drinks. All in all, it was one of my favorite days in the Twin Cities! Not sure how to use a Nice Ride bike? Don’t worry —here is a nifty step-by-step explanation.

In addition to sponsoring the Northeast Ride, Nice Ride Minnesota will also be hosting an activity stop along the ride route on June 2nd. The first 50 folks to arrive on ride day will receive a Nice Ride themed helmet (they are quite flashy, you’ll want to get there fast…!) and have the option to participate in a fun activity for Northeast Rider participants in addition to goodies.

You can stay up to date with Nice Ride Minnesota’s expansion by visiting their web site, following them on twitter, and liking them on facebook. Here is a station map of the Twin Cities.

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