Minneapolis consistently ranks among the best cities for cycling in the United States. But as I tool around on my steel horse I can’t help but notice that most of the other cyclists I encounter look like me: a white, middle-class male.
Officials say a new 24-hour record for bike sharing was set in the Twin Cities on Saturday with more than 5,600 Nice Ride bikes being used. In the process, The Minneapolis Foundation also raised money to provide bikes to kids in need.
Have you wanted to get on a Nice Ride, but haven’t? Or is there a food truck you’ve wanted to try but haven’t tracked it down yet? Well, you’re in luck! They are just two of the things we’re talking about while we’re working for the weekend!
May 13, 2015 is officially Nice Ride Day. All this week Minneapolis is celebrating bikes with, and on May 13 Nice Ride is joining in the celebration by handing out discounted memberships and free helmets.
We have been having an incredible spring with so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather. Minnesota’s bike share program — Nice Ride — continues to expand, offering up a chance for anyone to hit the many miles of trails our state has.
From hockey to baseball to bikes and records, there’s a whole lot going on this weekend, and WCCO Saturday Morning has got you covered!
Nice Ride bikes are returning to the racks along Twin Cities streets Wednesday. The green bikes are appearing ahead of schedule with the warmer weather Minnesota has seen this past month.
These are the four stories you need to know about from Friday, March 13, 2015. They include a craft brew-inspired Mountain Dew spinoff and the return of food trucks and bike-sharing.
Late winter days like Thursday aren’t just good for morale. For some locals, the early arrival of spring means more money. For instance, on Marquette Ave. and 7th Street, light jacket weather equals heavy foot traffic in the food truck lines.
The next time you’re thinking about renting a Nice Ride bike, you may want to bring a helmet.
Nice Ride bikes will make their spring debut on city streets Saturday, and riders can now keep them for twice as long. According to Nice Ride Minnesota officials, riders with 1-Year and Pay-As-You-Go memberships will enjoy 60 minutes of free time on every trip if they sign up online. The previous time limit was 30 minutes.
The Twin Cities metro area is consistently ranked among the most bike-friendly communities in the country, but people in some neighborhoods still struggle to find affordable rides.
Minneapolis has become known for a different kind of transportation.
With the snow falling in the metro, you’re more likely to hit a ski hill than a bike trail. Now, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has declared Friday Ski-To-Work-Day in the city.
Nice Ride Minnesota is celebrating its fourth season back with a unique ice sculpture in downtown Minneapolis.
Officials with Nice Ride announced Monday that they’ve added 30 stations throughout the City of St. Paul.
A deposit will no longer be required to use the Nice Ride bikes after two years have passed without a single bike being nabbed.
Starting Tuesday, bike rental kiosks are going up for the third straight season in and around downtown Minneapolis.
Those neon-green Nice Ride Minnesota bicycles are about to hit the streets again in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The program expects to distribute bikes and run some tests next Monday. The system will open for its third season soon after that.
Some in the Twin Cities were treated Monday to a strange sight: bright green Nice Ride bicycles encased in 5,000 pounds of ice.
Have you noticed the cool, lime green bikes all over downtown Minneapolis? It’s all part of a new non-profit program called Nice Ride Minnesota.
The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul plan a bike ride to celebrate the expansion of a bicycle-sharing program in their cities.
The popular Nice Ride bicycle kiosks will soon make an expansion and be made available to parts of St. Paul.