Position Open: Driver / Rebalancer

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Nice Ride Minnesota is a non-profit 501(c)3 that owns and operates the Nice Ride Minnesota bike share system. Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to use a bike for short urban trips. We believe a city where people choose to ride bikes for transportation is a healthier and more vibrant place to live. We currently operate an urban bike share system of 198 bike share stations with more than 1,800 bikes.

The Nice Ride driver/rebalancer position works as an independent member of our operations team, monitoring the bike share system and maintaining the supply of bikes and available dock points in the system.

Driver/rebalancers also perform bike and bike station maintenance throughout the day. This is a customer-facing position which often requires answering questions from the public on how to use the system, give bike route advice and answer other questions.

We generally work in two shifts, 7 days/week. The early shift is 7:00am-3:00pm. The afternoon shift is 2:30pm-11:00pm. Operations associates typically work from a small pick-up, equipped with a laptop or tablet, a trailer for moving bikes, and maintenance tools and supplies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work independently or with others under the guidance of the Operations Manager
  • Redistribute bikes using a pickup truck and trailer
  • Evaluate the condition of bikes and perform light on-street maintenance as needed
  • Maintain bike stations for safety, operability and cleanliness
  • Assist with bike and bike station spring deployment and fall storage
  • Document issues and perform basic data entry
  • Work with Customer Service, Events Staff and Operations teams to ensure timely and productive workflows
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • 21 years old with valid driver license and clean driving record
  • Ability to safely drive a pick-up truck with trailer
  • Ability to repeatedly lift up to 60lbs
  • Mechanical aptitude and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Adaptability- strong ability to adapt to changes in the work environment
  • Ability to ride a bicycle for a variety of on street tasks
  • Basic computer proficiency including data entry and Google applications
  • Passion for bicycles and active living


Starting wage: $12/hour
Driver/Rebalancer's are also eligible for a bi-weekly performance bonus up to 20% of wage.
Seasonal Position: (Mid-March through Mid-November)
Part-Time to Full Time Positions Available

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Nice Ride Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. For more information, go to www.niceridemn.org.

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 quick trips in the city by people wearing regular clothes and carrying ordinary stuff.