Radisson Blu Minneapolis Launches Bike-Sharing Program

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Sunday, June 26th, 2016 at 1:54pm.

One of Minneapolis’ premier downtown hotels will now be offering bike sharing to its already long list of lifestyle amenities, which is a trend that’s catching on in cities all across the country. Radisson Blu, a brand under the Carlson Resider Hotel Group, is reportedly testing out a new bike-sharing program at two of its hotels, with one of course being the Radisson Blu location in Minneapolis.

According to a release, hotel guests at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis and even locals living in the city will now be able to rent bikes at three different rates: $11 for one hour, $22 for four hours, or $33 for eight hours.

For guests staying at the hotel, the idea seems like it should be widely successful given the Radisson Blu sits just minutes from Target Field, the Walker Art Center, and a variety of other downtown attractions that range from shopping and dining to all kinds of different cultural destinations.

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will be partnering with L.A.-based Spinway to get the bike-sharing program off the ground, which might not necessarily be that popular to everyone, as it will directly compete with the city’s Nice Ride bike-sharing program that became operational back in 2010 and continues to be a huge success, especially among local tourists.

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