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.


Bike Walk Twin Cities (BWTC) is an all-out effort to increase biking and walking, and decrease driving in Minneapolis and surrounding communities. BWTC invests in innovative projects-including $1.75 million in start-up funds for Nice Ride-that make biking and walking the easy choice. We're also working with local governments to build more bike ways through the city and make crossing the street easier and safer. It's all part of creating a network for non-motorized transportation. Stay tuned in 2010 and 2011 as new projects open in neighborhoods across the Cities-from Rosedale to Richfield, St. Paul to Edina, at the U of M, and all over Minneapolis. Find out more at www.bikewalktwincities.org. Be Your Own Engine. BWTC administers a federal Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot program and is part 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

Target Allina Health
Minneapolis Parking ABC Ramps
Equal Exchange Abbot Northwestern Hospital
SuperValu Dorsey and Whitney LLP
Freewheel Bike Wedge Coop
Augsburg College Red Stag Supper Club
Dero Bike Racks Lowertown Futures Fund
Seward Coop Highway Federal Credit Union
McNally Smith College of Music Unversity of Saint Thomas
Peace Coffee Bryant Lake Bowl
Birchwood Cafe Third North Apartments
Barbette Central Corridor Funders Collaborative
Mississippi Market Roepke
Quality Bike Products Macalester College

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 Surly
Round Peg Persuasion Arts and Sciences
Duffy and Partners Metro Transit
Clockwork Active Media Systems Meet Minneapolis
City Pages PWB


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 .