Nice Ride is fast, easy, affordable and open to everyone. Simply take a bike when you need one, and return it to any station in the system when you arrive at your destination.
Nice Ride has over 1700 bikes available 24/7 from 190 locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Get on a bike at any station and return it anywhere in the system. Take a spin around the lake, ride to work or across town. When you reach your destination just return your bike to the nearest station and check out another one for the return trip.
You have the option of a single rental, a 3-day pass or a membership.
3 Day passes
If you're taking a single ride or using a pass, the pay station will issue an unlock code. Enter the code on the keypad of any dock with an available bike. Codes can only be used once. When you're ready to take another ride, just reinsert the card used to purchase your pass. The system will recognize that you have a pass and issue a new unlock code.
If you signed up for a membership, you can skip the pay station. Just insert your Nice Ride key into the dock of an available 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 quick trips in the city by people wearing regular clothes and carrying ordinary stuff.
While it's not required, Nice Ride recommends that everyone wear a helmet. Keep a helmet at work or in your locker. Freewheel Bike offers 20% off Trek helmets to all Nice Ride Subscribers (bring your Nice Ride key or a receipt from any Nice Ride station). Pick-up a helmet at Freewheel's West Bank store or the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center