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
Nice Ride Minnesota was formed through the Twin Cities Bike Share Project, an initiative started by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and the City of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation in July 2008. Nice Ride operated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization until July of 2018 when it was acquired by Motivate.
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.
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).