How it Works

Nice Ride is a non-profit bike sharing system, and anyone can become a member. Simply take a bike when you need one, and return it to any station in the system when you arrive at your destination. It's fast, easy and affordable.

Get started with Nice Ride bike share

To use Nice Ride, you need to purchase a membership or a pass:


Sign up on line


Purchase at any station
  • Unlimited 60 minute rentals
  • Affordable, just pennies per day
  • Great for frequent riders
  • Get a bike in seconds using your Nice Ride key
  • Unlimited 30 minute rentals
  • Ride with friends
  • Great for visitors
  • Try out Nice Ride before becoming a Member

Renting a bike as a member

Members get a Nice Ride key giving you quick easy access to bike. Just insert your key into the dock of an available bike. When the green light comes on, pull the bike out and go. Your 60 minutes start now. When you return your bike to any station you get another 60 minutes.

Renting a bike as a pass holder

The Nice Ride station will issue a 5 digit code to unlock a bike. Punch your code into the dock of any available bike to unlock it. When the green light comes on pull the bike out and go. Your 30 minutes start now. Return the bike to any station in the system. When you return your bike you get another 30 minutes.  When you’re ready to take another ride, return to the pay station and reinsert your credit card. The system will recognize that you already have a pass and issue another code. You will not be charged for another pass. Unlocking codes can only be used one time and expire 5 minutes after they're issued.

Returning your bike

Push your bike firmly into an open dock at any station. Look for the green light that indicates the bike is properly locked. The bike remains your responsibility until it is properly returned.

No space available to return your bike?

Go to the pay station and insert your credit card, or enter the number on the back of your key to get another 15 free minutes to get to another station. At the pay station, you can check the status of nearby stations to find an available bike dock.

What to do if your bike needs repair

Just lock your bike at a station and notify us by pushing the red button on the dock. In case of difficulty,  contact customer service at 1-877-551-6423. Never abandon a defective bike. It remains your responsibility until it is properly returned.

The Nice Ride season

Nice Ride bicycles are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from April to November. The average season is about 215 days long depending on the weather. All Nice Ride stations are removed from the streets during the snowy winter months.

Longer Term Rentals

Bike sharing is specifically targeted at short term rentals. If you would like to rent a bike for an extended period of time, we recommend that you use a local bike rental service.


Bike fitting:

Nice Ride bikes are all one size and have been designed to accommodate riders between 5'0" and 6'6" in height. The seat height is easily adjustable. Our bikes are built for one job, short trips in the city by people wearing regular clothes and carrying ordinary stuff. 

From the FAQ

How do I return a bike?

Push the front wheel of the bike firmly into the bike dock until the green light on the dock comes on. The green light indicates that the bike is locked and properly returned. If the red light on the bike dock stays on, remove the bike and try another empty bike dock. The bike remains your responsibility until it is properly returned.

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