An upcoming University of Minnesota study shows that more Twin Cities residents are choosing to bike. Nice Ride Minnesota’s Marketing Director, Anthony Ongaro, spoke with the Minnesota Daily about his thoughts on why more people are hitting the streets on their bikes!
“First of all, you’re going in the summer, when the university’s let out and the sun is hot and you can enjoy Minneapolis for what it really is: one of the coolest small cities in the country. Hit up Nice Ride Minnesota, the city’s bike-share program, near your hotel downtown, then head for the banks of the Mississippi, which is lined for miles with bike paths.”
“With a network of cycling paths and eager riders, Minneapolis ranks among the top cities for biking and bike commuting. So it’s no surprise its sharing program has found a loyal following.”
Read the full article here.
Travel writer, David Farley, toured Minneapolis to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Prince movie ‘Purple Rain’. Farley embarks on Nice Ride Minnesota’s self-guided “Prince for a Day” bike tour and discusses the film’s legacy with Minnesota Film and TV Board’s Craig Rice, who was assistant director on the film.
Read his Los Angeles Times story and find out how “the movie helped put Minneapolis on the pop culture map.”
It’s official, Nice Ride Minnesota is the eco-friendly way to travel around the Twin Cities! Both Where Twin Cities and Twin Cities Living featured the bright green bikes in their Twin Cities travel features.
The popular bike-share program is the ideal way for locals and tourists to tour Minneapolis and St. Paul. With 170 stations between the two cities, Nice Ride Minnesota is a convenient way to get from point A to point B!
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Last week we secured multiple broadcast segments for a variety of clients – Mississippi River Fund’s Bike with a Ranger program, Prairie Organic Vodka’s upcoming Prairie Made dinner at Heartland Restaurant, Nice Ride Minnesota‘s potential expansion and the recent $10M Snowbate incentive funding. Twin Cities broadcast is buzzing with Roepke clients!
The press event kicking off the 2013 Nice Ride Minnesota expansion was a major success! Every news station and media outlet featured today’s ride and rally! Check out the coverage on 5 Eyewitness News, FOX 9, Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio and CBS Minnesota. We’re thrilled to be a part of the 4th season of Nice Ride Minnesota!
Nice Ride Minnesota, the popular bike-share program, celebrated the addition of 24 new stations today with a rally and kick-off ride at the Historic Fort Snelling. The 2013 expansion brings the total system up to 170 bike share stations and 1,550 bright green bicycles.
Bill Dossett, Nice Ride Minnesota’s executive director, kicked off the event along with speeches from Paul Labovitz, Mississippi River and Recreation Area superintendent, Dave Spalding, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota senior vice president of business development, Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County commissioner, Jayne Miller, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board superintendent and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak.
Thank you to the National Park Service, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and countless others for the success of this expansion, which brought thirteen new stations along the Mississippi River.
Nice Ride Minnesota serves as a model and offers guidance for other bike-share programs around the world. The New York Times article talks about how the New York City’s Citi Bike, which will launch on Memorial Day, took ideas from other bike-share programs around the world.
“In Minneapolis, a largely car-dependent public needed to be convinced that bike sharing was not ‘a crazy socialist notion,’ said Bill Dossett, the executive director for Nice Ride Minnesota, which operates from April to November.”
Read the full article here.
Outside magazine recently named Minneapolis as one of the best bike cities in North America (no surprise here)! According to Outside, “this tight-knit community of bicyclists is the envy of many in the North American cycling crowd.” Not to mention, “there’s always the option to pick up a bike share bike from Nice Ride Minnesota.”
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