Nice Ride Bikeshare Discount

University of Minnesota employees and their spouses who are enrolled in the UPlan Medical Program can get a generous discount on a Nice Ride Minnesota season-long bikeshare account. Until the end of the 2018 season in the fall, a Nice Ride membership is only $30. A Nice Ride membership will let you to rent a bike for up to one hour for as many times as you’d like. You can find more information on the features of a Nice Ride membership here.

You can also earn points in the Bike Commuter Program by riding a Nice Ride bike.

Sign up or renew your membership

  1. Find the employee discount code on the right-hand side of the RedBrick portal front page. You can also contact Employee Benefits at well@umn.edu or call (612) 624-8647 to get the discount code.
  2. Go to Nice Ride’s website and click "Join Today" in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  3. Click “I’m eligible for a group rate” on the following page.
  4. Select “University of Minnesota” from the drop-down menu.
  5. Enter the employee discount code you found from step 1.
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your transaction.

Here are screenshots of the registration process (pdf) to help guide you.

You’ll be sent a green keychain fob in 3-4 business days that you’ll use to check out a bike. If you want to rent a bike in the meantime, go to any Nice Ride station and use the credit card you sign up with. You can call Nice Ride customer service at (877) 551-6423 if you have any trouble.

Spouse discounts

If your spouse is also enrolled with you in the UPlan, they can get the same discount on a Nice Ride membership as you. To do so, just follow the same steps above. 

Earn Bike Commuter Program points with Nice Ride 

To earn points in the Bike Commuter Program by riding a Nice Ride bike, you can connect your existing Nice Ride account to a Dero ZAP account. You can find more information on the Bike Commuter Program here.

New 2018 Pricing

As of 2018, the discounted price of a Nice Ride membership will get lower if you wait until later in the season to sign up. This table explains how much discounted memberships cost at different points in the summer.

 Date Discounted Rate Regular Rate
The beginning of the season until June 30, 2018 $30 $75
July 1 - August 31, 2018 $20 $50
September 1, 2018 until the end of the 2018 season $12 $30

Get Help

If you're having any problems with the Nice Ride bikes or your membership account, please contact Nice Ride's customer service at (877) 551-6423.