Let's hope NiceRide fares better than a similar program in Paris, where 80 percent of the initial 20,600 bicycles were stolen or damaged, the mere existence of the program set off -- mon dieu! -- a kind of existential crisis.
The festivities start at 11:45 a.m. with an inaugural pedal on the
ugly colorful lime green steeds from the Central Library down Nicollet Mall to Peavey Plaza, and a noon ribbon cutting in front of the Downtown YWCA
Here's a map of system: