Trail Talk

New Station Sponsor: Athenaeum YMCA

February 2, 2016

The Pacers Bikeshare program welcomes a new Bikeshare station sponsor in 2016. The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is the station sponsor of the Athenaeum Bikeshare station.

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Duratherm on the Trail

January 26, 2016

If you’ve ever spent time exploring downtown Indy on the Cultural Trail you may have noticed unique markings at every crosswalk along the 8 mile Trail. These markings, complete with bicycle and wheelchair symbols, a Cultural Trail logo, and geometric patterns are what is known as “Duratherm” and they’re about to make you much more interested in asphalt treatments. Didn’t believe that was possible? Keep reading. During the design process of the Cultural Trail, it became apparent that some highly visible crosswalks would be necessary to increase the safety of the millions of pedestrians and bicyclists that would use the...

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail To Host Winter Warm Up Run

January 19, 2016

Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT, Inc.) today announced the second annual Winter Warm Up, a four-mile and eight-mile run/walk, to be held on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick on Saturday, February 27 at 9:00 a.m. Both race courses are entirely on the Cultural Trail providing a one of a kind, scenic and urban race experience.  All proceeds will support snow and ice removal efforts on the Cultural Trail, which is cleared all winter long by the non-profit, ICT, Inc. “The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is one of most popular public places in downtown Indianapolis. The Winter Warm Up is a way people can both give...

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Pacers Bikeshare Adds Station at OneAmerica Tower

December 2, 2015

Bikeshare System Grows to 27 Stations  Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT, Inc.) today announced that it has installed a new Pacers Bikeshare station at OneAmerica Tower, bringing the total number of stations in the system to 27.  The station, the first addition to the program since 2014, was installed as a part of renovations to the OneAmerica Tower and will increase accessibility to the publicly available bikes. “The new bike share station at OneAmerica Tower is significant as it is the first station added since last summer,” said Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Executive Director, Kären Haley.  “We are grateful to...

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Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Balances Bikes with Bikes

November 17, 2015

New Bike Trailers Make Operations More Efficient INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT, Inc.) today announced that the organization is now incorporating bicycles to balance the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program.  Operations team members will use the trailers, which hold three bikes each, to more efficiently move bikes between the twenty-six stations located along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick. “The bike trailers will significantly impact on our ability to manage the system more effectively” said Indianapolis Cultural Trail Executive Director, Kären Haley.  “Using bicycles to move bike share bikes allows our operations team to...

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Thank you to our Volunteers

October 23, 2015

This was a big year for Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. We hosted the first annual Winter Warm Up and over 100 of you ran with us on that frigid day in February, a study by the IU Public Policy Institute was released demonstrating the incredible economic impact of the Trail and Pacers Bikeshare ridership soared to over 190,000 trips! But the true heroes that rarely receive media frenzy are our hundreds of volunteers that assist in our ongoing efforts to keep the Trail clean, well maintained, and safe for all users! This year the Cultural Trail hosted over 300 volunteers from 22 organizations for...

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The Public Collection

August 28, 2015

There is something new to see on the Cultural Trail! Topiary, designed and built by Eric Nordgulen is a part of The Public Collection, which was officially unveiled at an event on Monument Circle Thursday. The Public Collection is a public art and literacy project developed by Rachel Simon to improve literacy, foster a deeper appreciation of the arts, and raise awareness for educational justice in our community.  Books are supplied by the Indianapolis Public Library. Topiary was vetted and approved by the Trail’s Curatorial Advisory Committee and will be installed for a two year period. It is located outside of Scotty’s as the Trail...

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Pacers Bikeshare Burns Over One Million Calories in Less than Three Weeks

August 21, 2015

Pacers Bikeshare Burns Over One Million Calories in Less than Three Weeks UST Global’s One Million Calorie Campaign Goal Encourages Healthy Activity by Using Pacers Bikeshare INDIANAPOLIS, IN – AUGUST 19, 2015 – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT), today announced that Pacers Bikeshare riders burned over one millions calories in eighteen days, smashing the goal set by UST Global’s One Million Calorie Campaign which encourages the Indianapolis community to burn one million calories by riding Pacers Bikeshare bikes during the month of August. Pacers Bikeshare riders have burned 1,034,000 calories since the campaign launched on August 1, 2015.  During the...

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Talk of the Trail: TwoDEEP Brewing Co.

August 18, 2015

There are hundreds of businesses along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail that have helped transform the urban core, including TwoDEEP Brewing Co., who just celebrated their one-year anniversary. TwoDEEP is located just north of the Glick Peace Walk on Capitol Avenue. Tell us about your business. TwoDEEP Brewing Co. is a malt-focused production brewery and TapRoom located in downtown Indianapolis. We opened our doors in August of 2014 and since then we’ve been brewing, pouring, and toasting to passionately handcrafted beer! Our TwoDEEP Brewing Co. family has grown to include five full-time employees, five part-time employees and an amazing group of volunteers....

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@ICT: Meet Joshua Tharp

August 11, 2015

Meet the people behind ICT, Inc., a team passionate about the Cultural Trail, downtown, bicycles, popsicles and doughnuts. Our intrepid bike mechanic, father to Isa and theatre lover Joshua Tharp answers a few questions. What is your position at Indianapolis Cultural Trail? Servicing the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare bicycles and balancing the 26 stations are my primary responsibilities at ICT. I have a tremendous passion for cycling as transportation, be it in an urban environment or cross country touring. My mornings at the Cultural Trail involve assessing the Bikeshare system for overdue bicycles and imbalanced stations. The core of downtown has the...

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