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    Bicycle Checkout

    Our office recommends the use of the Nice Ride bike system for your local biking transportation needs. The closest bike station is only one block from the Hamline campus, located at the corner of W. Minnehaha Ave and N. Simpson Street.

    The cost to use the Nice Ride system is a combination of a subscription price, plus trip fees. The up to date fees can be found on the Nice Ride website.

    • A trip starts when you take a bike and ends when you return it to any station. 
    • No trip fee for the first 30 minutes of every trip. Trips lasting more than 30 minutes will incur trip fees. Note: trip fees can add up fast, see chart below 
    • To avoid trip fees, simply return your bike to a station within 30 minutes, and check out another one. 
    • Take as many trips as you want during your subscription. 
    • 24 hr subscriptions require a $50 deposit, for more information see the Subscriptions page. 


    Using Nice Ride

    To use Nice Ride, you need a subscription. 24 hour subscriptions can be purchased using a credit card at the pay station located at each Nice Ride station. Users can also purchase a 1 year or 30-day subscription at substantial savings over 24 hour subscription by signing up on line. 24 hour subscribers users will be issued unlocking codes at the pay station, 1 year and 30 day subscribers will receive a Nice Ride key. Simply enter the unlocking code or insert your key in the locking dock of an available bike. When the green light turns on, pull the handlebars firmly toward you to release the bike.

    You can return your bike to any station in the system. Choose an empty space and push your bike firmly into the dock. When the bike is properly locked, the green light on the dock will turn on. Make sure the green light turns on. A bike that is not properly returned remains your responsibility. If you have trouble locking your bike, try another dock, or call customer service at 1-877-551-6423 

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