Back in early June, I received my Nice Ride key (pictured above). I had decided in late May to take advantage of the discounted price for an annual subscription, knowing that there would be days where a ride from work to home or vice versa would be more enjoyable than my typical walk. What I didn't expect was to enjoy riding a bike again so much.
Somewhere around my second or third ride, I decided that it would be fun to document some of the places I rode the Nice Ride bikes over the summer on Instagr.am, using the hashtag #summerofnicerides. It was inspired by some of the women in the Twin Cities who started using #summerofdresses last year and are doing it again this summer.
Not long after a few shots were posted, Arik emailed me to ask if I would be open to others joining in to share their adventures using the hashtag as well. I of course agreed and thanks to Arik and the good people at Bike Walk Twin Cities and Nice Ride, it has now found a home on the web for others to share stories and pictures of their bikes, favorite rides and adventures.
You can read more about it on the BikeWalk blog, including how to participate. Or, just go to the "Submit" section on the Summer of Nice Rides blog. It would be great to get more people to take part, so consider this me asking you to join in if you ride a bike. You don't have to use the Nice Ride system and it's really pretty simple to upload a picture, so I hope you do.