About Nice Ride Minnesota

To enhance quality of life by providing convenient, easy to use bike sharing and fleet programs that will provide residents and visitors a healthy, fun, different way to get around town.

Our vision

We see bike sharing and fleet programs that will permanently change the way people experience and perceive our cities, as well as the way they experience and perceive transportation. Nice Ride will be a catalyst for more vibrant places where people want to work, live and play. Nice Ride will stand as a working example of how our state, cities, and industries create programs that meet critical and shared public goals. Nice Ride will show that the benefits of alternative transportation are many and lasting and include:

  • Avoiding vehicular congestion
  • Reducing our carbon footprint
  • Less dependence on fossil fuels
  • More efficient movement from place to place
  • More opportunities for healthy physical activity
  • More interesting personal experiences interacting with our cities
  • A growing affinity to make other changes in all modes of transportation
  • A sense of civic pride

About the non-profit

We operate the Nice Ride system in partnership with Nice Ride Minnesota, the nonprofit that pioneered modern bike sharing in 2010. To learn more about the nonprofit, its transition, and the contracts that govern our work, go to managesharedmobilitymn.org.

About the operator

Nice Ride is operated by Motivate, the global leader in bike share. A full-service bike share operator and technology innovator, Motivate works to re-envision how people experience and move around cities. Learn more about Motivate's core values here.

Motivate currently manages all of the largest bike share systems in the United States and many of the largest systems in the world, including Ford GoBike (California Bay Area), Citi Bike (New York and Jersey City), Divvy (Chicago), CoGo Bike Share (Columbus, Ohio), Capital Bike Share (Washington, D.C., Arlington and Alexandria, Va., and Montgomery County, Md.), Bluebikes (Boston, Somerville, Cambridge and Brookline, Mass.), and BIKETOWN (Portland, OR).