Skip to main content

Nice ride sets outstate goal for 2014

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The fast-growing Twin Cities bike-share program Nice Ride is looking to expand outside its metro core, the Star Tribune reports.

The popular service, which allows people to check out bikes for a fee from locations sprinkled liberally around Minneapolis-St. Paul, got off to a slow start after a chilly, wet spring. But it set new usership records through the remainder of the season, which ended Sunday, the Star Tribune reports. Riders who bought $6 24-hour subscriptions increased by more than 13,500, and in total, users took more than 305,000 rides, an 11 percent jump, the newspaper reported.

Now Nice Ride is going to explore an outstate market or two. The service in the spring plans to expand first in Bemidji, and Nice Ride is doing a feasibility study about the Rochester market, a spokeswoman said.

In its annual report, Nice Ride says that 2013 has been called the ‘year of the bike share‘ with massive bike share systems launched this year in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.

The Bay Area's first bike-sharing network got off to a fast start, the San Francisco Examiner reported last month.

And Chicago's Divvy bike-share service started with 700 bikes in July 2013 and now has 3,000.

Next Up

minneapolis police

Man fatally shot overnight in north Minneapolis

The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m.

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.30.08 AM

Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels

All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.

state capitol Minnesota

Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end

Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.

281699116_10226502238438986_800951410789352812_n

Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified

The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.14.37 AM

Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery

The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.

covid, vaccine, booster shots

COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.

J.W. Peck (left) and Eric Galler.

2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame

White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 5.46.37 PM

Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka

The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

Eli Hart

6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk

The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.

IMG_3509

Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner

"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.

Minneapolis police

Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis

The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 9.56.21 AM

Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise

“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.

Related