The following post is from Megan Ryan, a young professional from Cincinnati, Ohio, who visited the Minneapolis area and decided to use the Nice Ride system as her main mode of transport. Read on for more about her experience.
I visited Minneapolis for a friend’s wedding last weekend and had a BLAST with the Nice Ride bikes. My boyfriend and I stayed at Hotel Minneapolis – and took our bikes all over. For $5 each, we were able to ride back and forth to the wedding (suits and all, what a hoot!), ride to lunch, Uptown for a brunch, and to a lake.
I was shocked at just how bike-friendly Minneapolis really is – the number of people out on their bikes at 2AM was truly surprising – and we saw a ton more of the city than we would have otherwise.
On business trips we usually just rent cars… next time I’ll stick to my “private trip” approach – taking the light rail and Nice Ride bikes! Thanks for the great program. It was truly inspirational and has been added to my list of things I’d like to have (or bring) to my hometown!