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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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290,000 Calories Burned

August 7, 2015

Pacers Bikeshare Riders Burn Over 290,000 Calories in Opening Weekend of One Million Calorie Campaign UST Global Partnership with Indianapolis Cultural Trail,Inc. Encourages Healthy Activity INDIANAPOLIS, IN – AUGUST 7, 2015 – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT), today announced that the people burned 445,853 calories during the first week of the One Million Calorie Challenge, a partnership between UST Global and the Pacers Bikeshare program to encourages the Indianapolis community to burn one million calories riding Pacers Bikeshare bikes during the month of August. The community burned over 290,000 calories during the opening weekend of the campaign, August 1st and 2nd when UST...

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Tales from the Trail: Meet Greg Kormos

August 4, 2015

You meet the most interesting people along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Here’s one now: Greg Kormos, our premier ambassador for the “Everybody Rides” program and long-time Lockerbie resident. How does the Indianapolis Cultural Trail connect you to the city? I’m enjoying the neighborhoods more…you can see and hear things on a bike that you can’t in a vehicle. What is your favorite spot downtown and/or along the Trail? Probably the summer Farmer’s Market. How do you use Pacers Bikeshare? I use it for almost every trip I take downtown…bakery, grocery, retail shops, the Eiteljorg Museum and occasional Indians game. The...

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Free Pacers Bikeshare August 1-2 Kicks Off One Million Calorie Challenge

July 30, 2015

The One Million Calories Campaign challenges the Indianapolis community to burn one million calories using Pacers Bikeshare bikes during the month of August. To kick off the campaign, digital technology company UST Global is providing free access to the bikeshare program on the opening weekend of the campaign, August 1st and 2nd, 2015. At the July 29 announcement of the challenge outside City Market, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said, “I’m thrilled that UST Global has selected Indianapolis as the place to launch the One Million Calories Campaign. Our Pacers Bikeshare program is a healthy way to travel and experience downtown, and it will be...

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail is a Key Economic and Community Driver

July 28, 2015

On July 23, ICT, Inc. and the IU Public Policy Institute held a press conference to announce and celebrate the many ways, economic and other, that the Indianapolis Cultural Trail has impacted the city. The findings, from a report by the Institute on the initial economic and community impact of the Trail, found that property assessments within one block of the eight-mile Trail have increased 148% since 2008, an increase of $1 billion in assessed property value. Mayor Greg Ballard addressed the crowd, “More than a decade ago, Brian Payne envisioned the Cultural Trail as a bold way to connect...

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Economic Impact Figures Released

July 23, 2015

Indianapolis Cultural Trail has Positive Economic Impact  IU Public Policy Institute Reports Property Values on Trail have Increased 148%  INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. today unveiled the findings of a report by the IU Public Policy Institute (Institute) on the initial economic and community impact of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick.  The report found that property assessments within approximately one block of the eight mile Trail have increased 148% since 2008, an increase of $1 billion in assessed property value. “With so much to offer, the Cultural Trail has become a destination for...

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Indy Among World’s Most Livable Cities

July 23, 2015

Indianapolis was named among the World’s Most Livable Cities by Metropolis Magazine due in large part to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick. “The Cultural Trail alone has generated close to $300 million in development with more to come” See the excerpt featuring the City of Indianapolis Here.    

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Teen Works + The Cultural Trail

July 21, 2015

This summer, ICT, Inc. is lucky to have 13 central Indy high schoolers working with us to maintain the Trail and help manage the bikeshare program. TeenWorks is a program for selected high schoolers to gain professional experience and college readiness training throughout the summer. Since 1981, TeenWorks has provided real world work experience, college readiness programs and supportive services for Indianapolis teenagers. While earning a paycheck, the high schoolers learn leadership skills, gain exposure to a professional working environment, participate in volunteer activities and receive six weeks of college prep instruction in areas including presentations, reports, finances and team building....

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