Nice Ride bikes return early April

The bright green Nice Ride bikes will hit the streets the first week of April.

Crews will be out installing stations beginning March 21.

The bike-sharing program is making a few changes for this year’s season. One-year memberships will increase to $75 and riders who have a 30-day pay-as-you-go membership will pay $18 when they start a new month. Fees for riders over 60 minutes will now be $4 per half hour.

Customers seeking day passes have two options: $4 per half hour or a three-day pass for $10.

The University of Minnesota campus will get eight new stations in mid-summer.

Nice Ride launched in 2010 and has logged more than 1.75 million rides since then.