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Every Nice Ride trip today will benefit charity through the #TourDeNice

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People who ride a Nice Ride bike today will simultaneously be raising money to support the community, the Minneapolis Foundation announced.

For every Nice Ride trip taken in Minneapolis-St. Paul today only, the Minneapolis Foundation will donate $1 (up to $5000) to a winner's pot for the #TourDeNice – a charity ride for local nonprofits.

A dozen cyclists representing local charities will ride in a challenge designed by Nice Ride. The riders start and finish at Gold Medal Park in downtown Minneapolis and compete to see who can visit the most Nice Ride stations in two hours starting at 9 a.m.

The winner’s pot will be divided between the top three nonprofit riders in the #TourDeNice and will be donated to their organizations.

“Minneapolis is a great bike city and a great city for philanthropy,” said R.T. Rybak, The Minneapolis Foundation’s President and CEO. “We are combining those two parts of Minneapolis to have fun while giving back.”

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