There Are Bike Share Programs Outside of New York

The has been a lot of noise about New York's bike share program, CitiBike. You might think no one ever tried such a program before. I am visiting Minneapolis today, and I got to try out their bike program, Nice Ride.  The bikes here are green, but otherwise look just the New York bike. The cost is $65/year or $6/day. You can take as many 30 minute rides as you like in a 24 hour period free of charge. Longer trips result in additional charges. 

I picked up my bike on the University of Minnesota campus and rode back to my hotel downtown.