Nice Ride discounts valid until May 31

Use your Nice Ride membership discount by May 31 for $30 off a year’s membership. The discounts are not valid after that date.

The discount allows City employees to buy a Nice Ride membership for a year (regularly $65) for only $35. 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 use your discount

First-time subscribers

Sign up for your Nice Ride membership 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, and click “renew your subscription." 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.

How to get a discount

If you haven’t received your Nice Ride discount certificate yet, request one by emailing Jesse.Jones@minneapolismn.gov or Amy.Friedman@minneapolismn.gov with your full name, employee ID number and interoffice address.

New this year – earn points for using Nice Ride

You’ll get 50 points for your Medica scorecard 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 27, 2014