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Save Nice Ride in Minneapolis

This iconic bikeshare system is at risk. Voice your support for adding Nice Ride to the City budget.

Nice Ride is a pillar of Minneapolis’ equitable transportation network. With nearly 400 stations, 1,900 bikes and 500 scooters, the program supports nearly 500,000 sustainable transportation trips each year. 

Nice Ride just lost its primary sponsor and needs a new source of funding for 2023 to fully operate the program next summer. Send a quick message to your Minneapolis City Council Member asking them to temporarily fill the gap for Nice Ride while a new sponsor is secured.

Sponsorship is a core part of making bikeshare programs like Nice Ride financially viable. Without the money that a program sponsor contributes each year, Nice Ride will face a $2 million budget shortfall and will likely be unable to roll out its e-bikes, scooters, and e-stations stations, and the City will need to find a new operator to run the remaining equipment, placing Nice Ride’s spring opening date–or even potentially its operation–at risk. It takes 6-12 months to secure a major sponsorship, so Nice Ride is asking the City to step in to sponsor the program until a new private funder can be identified. 

For low-income residents, Nice Ride is a lifeline: Over 75% of Nice Ride’s 3,600 members are enrolled in their income-eligible Nice Ride for All program, which gives riders free pedal bike rides and deeply discounted e-bike trips for only $5/month.