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.centerforpreventionmn.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.

National Park Service
Since 2012, the National Park Service has invested over $2 million, funding over 50 Nice Ride stations as part of their commitment to provide alternative transportation in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

Minnesota Department of TransportationFederal Highway AdministrationHennepin County

Thank you to our sponsors

Centerpoint Energy Allina Health
Minneapolis Parking ABC Ramps
Freewheel Bike Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Target Roepke
Seward Coop Surly Brewing Co.
Mississippi MarketSmith's Medical
Birchwood CafePeace Coffee
First Service Residential

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.

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