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Pacers Bikeshare Riders Keep Riding Despite Cold Temperatures

February 1, 2018   |  Categorized in

Despite the bitter cold temperatures Indianapolis has seen over the past two months, Pacers Bikeshare, a program of Indianapolis Cultural Trail, has taken more than 3,750 trips since December 1. The time of year when most people are warming up the car before their morning commute, the Pacers Bikeshare team is clearing snow off bike share stations and replacing batteries in the solar-powered bike share stations ensuring that riders have dependable transportation.

Pacers Bikeshare, like the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick, is accessible year-round, 24 hours a day. Indy visitors and especially Indy residents rely on both to be available for their daily commute. The top three winter warrior riders alone have amassed over 500 miles on bike share during the past two months.

“Riding Pacers Bikeshare is the fastest way to move in downtown Indianapolis and more importantly the fastest way to burn down calories,” said one of the top Winter Warriors and Pacers Bikeshare annual user, Alberto Smargiassi. “The cold morning air also helps to wake up in the morning, which is not bad if you’re headed to work!”

 For a limited time, Pacers Bikeshare day passes are available at a discounted rate of $5 through the Winter Pricing special that runs through the end of February.  Monthly passes, announced in 2017, are available for $15 per month and provide unlimited 30-minute trips for a 30 day period. 

“Like the Cultural Trail, we keep Pacers Bikeshare stations clear of snow and ice through the winter season,  said Pacers Bikeshare Operations Manager Joshua Tharp. “Our bike share operations team works diligently to maintain power at our solar-powered bike share stations during our gray winter days so that people can continue to rely on our system every day of the year.”

To learn more about our Pacers Bikeshare operations, read our latest blog post.

Top Winter Warrior Riders – December 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

  1. Steven Matchett: 96 bike share trips, 150 miles ridden
  2. Alberto Smargiassi: 80 bike share trips, 184 miles ridden
  3. Rob Hite: 71 bike share trips, 121 miles ridden

Pacers Bikeshare 2017 Ridership

Total Trips: 101,197
Day Passes Purchased:  21,047
Monthly Passes Purchased: 369
Annual Passes Purchased: 1122
Miles Ridden: 205,803
Calories Burned: 8,166,656
Carbon Offset: 194,853 lbs