Sponsorship makes Nice Ride possible

The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota delivers on Blue Cross' long-term commitment to improve the health of all Minnesotans by tackling the leading root causes of preventable disease: tobacco use, lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating. Funded through proceeds from Blue Cross' historic lawsuit against the tobacco industry, we collaborate with organizations statewide to increase health equity, transform communities and create a healthier state.

Supporting Nice Ride Minnesota helps us realize our vision of making Minnesota a place where:

  • People live long and healthy lives
  • Engaged residents create vibrant, healthy communities
  • Diseases are prevented before they occur

When healthy choices are possible for all Minnesotans, our residents and our state are more likely to achieve their full potential and serve as a model for others across the nation and world.

Visit www.preventionminnesota.com for more information.


Initial public funding for Nice Ride came from Bike Walk Twin Cities (BWTC) through the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot program. BWTC provided almost $2.8 million in start-up funds for Nice Ride in 2010-11. BWTC is a program of Transit for Livable Communities.


The City of Minneapolis was a founding partner in the Twin Cities Bike Share Project, contributing $350,000 in start-up funding.

Minnesota Department of TransportationNational Park ServiceFederal Highway Administration

Thank you to our sponsors

Car2Go Allina Health
Minneapolis Parking ABC Ramps
Dorsey and Whitney LLP Central Corridor Funders Collaborative
Freewheel Bike Wedge Coop
Target Roepke
Dero Bike Racks Lowertown Futures Fund
Seward Coop Peace Coffee
Birchwood Cafe Centerpoint Energy
mpls-foundation-100-color.pngMississippi Market
Ice Dam GuysAffinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Surly Brewing Co.


In-kind donors

Each of the following Minnesota firms have contributed pro bono professional services or materials in support of Nice Ride Minnesota:

Dorsey and Whitney LLP PWB
Round Peg Persuasion Arts and Sciences
Duffy and Partners Metro Transit
Clockwork Active Media Systems Meet Minneapolis


Become a Nice Ride Sponsor

Nice Ride depends on you:

Nice Ride Minnesota relies upon community-minded companies and businesses to join as sponsors. Sponsorship means recognition for your company or business for its commitment to livable communities and healthy active living. Potential benefits of sponsorship include recognition on a kiosk, on our website, maps and other printed materials. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our customer service department at customerservice@niceridemn.org .