Nice Ride bike discounts available through May 31

City employees have until May 31 to take advantage of a Nice Ride membership discount from Human Resources and Nice Ride Minnesota. A membership allows you to check out Nice Ride bikes to run errands, get to meetings or just take an exercise break.

Thanks to the discount, City employees can buy annual memberships in the Nice Ride bike sharing program for $35 — that’s $30 off the full $65 annual membership fee.

New this year, members may use a Nice Ride bike for 60 minutes without charge (the limit used to be 30 minutes). If you keep the bike longer than 60 minutes, a trip fee is charged. To avoid trip fees, check the bike into a bike kiosk in less than an hour.

How to get a discount

Nice Ride discount certificates will be distributed 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, May 22, in the City Hall Rotunda. To pick up a certificate, you will need your employee ID number.

If you cannot attend either event, request a discount certificate by emailing Jesse.Jones@minneapolismn.gov with your full name, employee ID number and interoffice address.

First-time subscribers

Once you get your Nice Ride discount certificate, sign up at www.niceridemn.org by entering your name, home address and credit card number. (The credit card is only charged for trip fees if you keep a bike longer than 60 minutes.) At the end of your account setup, you will enter your discount certificate number.

Renewing subscribers

Visit the Nice Ride website, click “renew your subscription” and enter the discount certificate number. You'll keep the same key.

 

If you have already renewed your subscription, you can still use a certificate to get the discount. In this case, once you receive your discount certificate, call Nice Ride customer service at 1-877-551-6423. 

New this year – earn points for using Nice Ride

You’ll get 50 points when you check out a Nice Ride bike at least 50 times by Aug. 31. Just combine your Nice Ride account with a ZAP Twin Cities account by adding your Nice Ride information to your ZAP account. Learn more.

About Nice Ride

Nice Ride Minnesota is a bike-sharing system that provides easy-to-ride, three-speed bikes at more than 170 self-service kiosks throughout the Twin Cities. Annual subscribers get a key to insert into the Nice Ride kiosk. With a key, subscribers don’t have to use the pay station, swipe a credit card or pay a security deposit to check out a bike.

For more information about Nice Ride, visit the website or call customer service at 1-866-551-6423.

Published May 13, 2014