Minneapolis’ hometown bikeshare system, Nice Ride, will be available at a significant discount to low-income individuals via a new reduced-fare program. "Nice Ride for All” launches May 15th in partnership with NorthPoint. To celebrate the launch, Nice Ride will donate $1 dollar for each ride taken across the system on May 15th to our non-profit partner, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center.
The Nice Ride for All program provides $5 monthly memberships to individuals over the age of 18 who participate in either SNAP (food assistance) or TAP (transit assistance) programs. The membership includes unlimited 60-minute rides. Through August 2019, new members can take advantage of a limited-time launch promotion and pay only $5 for their first year of membership.
Convenient, easy online registration is available at niceridemn.com/nicerideforall using a valid EBT # or Go-To Card number. After completing registration, members will have immediate access to more than 3000 bikes at hundreds of stations and virtual hubs across Minneapolis. Members with smartphone access can use the Nice Ride mobile app to locate and unlock bikes.
The program is part of an ongoing commitment by Nice Ride to improve bike share access among traditionally underserved populations. “There are an estimated over 65,000 Minneapolis residents who utilize food or transit assistance programs in our city and by launching Nice Ride For All, we are bringing discounted bike share to more people than ever before,” said Bill Dossett, Nice Ride Minnesota executive director. “Equity and access has long been a priority for Nice Ride, and I am thrilled to be working alongside our partners to expand these goals so significantly this riding season.”