Our story

Nice Ride Minnesota provides public bike sharing to Minneapolis and Saint Paul Minnesota.

About Nice Ride Minnesota

Our Mission

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

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.

Additional Information

5 Year Assessment and Strategic Plan (9.5 MB PDF)

Annual Reports and Form 990s


2015 Annual Report and 2016 Mid-Season Update (3 MB PDF)

2014 Annual Report and 2015 Mid-Season Update (1.75 MB PDF)

2013 Annual Report and 2014 Mid-Season Update (5 MB PDF)

2012 Annual Report and 2013 Mid-Season Update (5.2 MB PDF)

2011 Annual Report and 2012 Mid-Season Update (1.92 MB PDF)

2014 Form 990 (3.8 MB PDF)

2013 Form 990 (3.6 MB PDF)

2012 Form 990 (3.9 MB PDF)

2011 Form 990 (3.13 MB PDF)
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