Nice Ride Bikes & Tours Expand in Twin Cities
A great way to explore the Twin Cities as a visitor, or as a guide with out-of-towners, is to travel by bike. Nice Ride, the Twin Cities’ bike share program, is expanding into new neighborhoods and offers fun theme tours that show off the metro area in unique ways.
Nice Ride’s green bikes and docking stations have become a common sighting in Minneapolis after just one year, and the program’s St. Paul coverage will expand greatly in year two.
For a self-guided trip, download Nice Ride tours that explore urban wildlife, beer, the chain of lakes, and even cemeteries—with the aptly named “I See Dead People” tour. Take the “Bridges of Minneapolis” tour and cruise downtown’s historic Mississippi riverfront to see bridges, landmarks, and views. Have an ‘80s flashback on the “Prince for a Day” tour, which follows the trail of the musical star of Purple Rain.
Nice Ride charges a base fee and trip fees for rides longer than 30 minutes. The program is intended for short rides, with cyclists docking bikes between other activities in order to keep bikes available.