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IU Health Partners with Pacers Bikeshare

April 20, 2015   |  Categorized in

IU Health Partners with Pacers Bikeshare and Sponsors Free Rides on Program’s One-Year Anniversary

Partnership includes Bikeshare Station Sponsorship, Program Expansion and Complimentary Bikeshare Rides on the Bikeshare Anniversary, Wednesday, April 22

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. today announces a new partnership between the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program and Indiana University Health.  The partnership includes an IU Health-sponsored bikeshare station along the downtown Canal, support for the Everybody Rides program and complimentary bikeshare trips on the program’s one-year anniversary, Wednesday, April 22.

“We’re thrilled with the partnership with IU Health,” said Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc.’s Executive Director Kären Haley.  “The Cultural Trail and Pacers Bikeshare provide a safe and healthy form of active transportation in our downtown. IU Health is making the bikeshare program even more accessible by providing free rides on April 22.”

Individuals wanting to take advantage of free access to Pacers Bikeshare on Wednesday, April 22, can do so by checking out a bike at any station kiosk. A credit card must still be used when checking out a bike and usage fees for trips over 30 minutes will still apply. April 22 is the one-year anniversary of the Pacers Bikeshare program as well as Earth Day.

With additional funding, IU Health is also helping to expand the Everybody Rides program which works to ensure that all Indy residents, regardless of income, have safe and equitable access to and are able to enjoy the health benefits of Pacers Bikeshare.

“We’re excited to partner with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and to support the Pacers Bikeshare program to make physical activity more accessible for more Hoosiers,” said Herb Buchanan Jr., president of IU Health Methodist and University hospitals. “Having a city connected by the Cultural Trail and this bikeshare program helps to foster a healthier community.”

The IU Health-sponsored bikeshare station is located at the north end of the downtown Canal

Indiana Pacers Bikeshare, a program of Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc., launched on April 22, 2014. There are 26 stations located in downtown Indianapolis, primarily along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick.

Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. ensures that the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick is a beautifully maintained and vibrant community asset connecting people and places in downtown Indianapolis.