When is the nicest day ever? If you want to take one of Nice Ride Minnesota’s green bikes for a spin, the answer is June 27. That’s when The Minneapolis Foundation and Nice Ride will team up to help the Twin Cities set a record for the most Nice Ride bike trips ever recorded in a single day.

First-time Nice Ride users, bike enthusiasts and seasoned bike commuters are all welcome at this city-wide celebration of bike sharing and community building, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Foundation’s establishment in June 1915. For every Nice Ride trip taken anywhere in the Twin Cities on June 27, the Foundation will donate $1 to Free Bikes 4 Kidz, a local nonprofit that provides bikes for kids in need across the Twin Cities.

To encourage ridership, the Foundation and Nice Ride will provide complimentary helmets and 24-hour Nice Ride passes from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at select stations. Nice Ride staff will be on hand to fit helmets and show first-time users how the bike sharing system works. Bring your friends and enjoy the #NicestDayEver!

In the event of inclement weather, the event may be held on June 28. Check this page for updates during the week of June 22.

Helmets & passes will be provided at these stations:

  • Loring Park Station (North side near Harmon Place)

  • 100 Main St. SE (St. Anthony Main)

  • Theodore Wirth Beach (Glenwood Ave.)

  • Midtown Greenway & 5th Ave. S

  • Lake St. & Knox Ave. S

  • Minneapolis Farmers Market (Border Ave. and 3rd Ave. N)