If you've wanted to get out and hit the trails around Rochester but don't have a good bike, there's now another place for you to rent one, thanks to Nice Ride Minnesota.


This is the second year Nice Ride Minnesota has offered bike rentals here in the Med City, and they've just added a third location: 125 Live, on Elton Hills Drive. They're holding a special kick-off event to celebrate the new partnership on August 27th, too.

Previously, through the Nice Ride Minnesota program, you could rent bikes from two other locations – on the Peace Plaza, and at the People’s Food Co-Op. According to the Nice Ride MN-Rochester page, all the bikes will cost you just $6 an hour, or $15 for 4 hours. The site says anyone 18 and older can rent them. (16 or 17 year olds can rent one with an adult.)

The site says it’s all designed to help get us get out and active, noting the bikes are designed for all types of riding, from short errands like a trip to the grocery store to longer rides of ten or more miles. All bikes come fully outfitted with everything you need for a great biking adventure, including:

  • 3-speeds with a covered chain
  • front basket and rear cargo rack
  • bright integrated lights powered by the front wheel
  • fenders to keep you clean
  • adjustable seat to fit most all sizes of riders
  • U-lock

Just make sure that you don't ride your bike on the sidewalks downtown, though!

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