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PNC Grant to Expand EveryBody Rides Program

November 30, 2016

Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. received a $12,000 grant from PNC Bank. The grant will expand access for low-income residents to Pacers Bikeshare through ICT, Inc.’s “EveryBody Rides” program. “EveryBody Rides” aims to give EveryBody, regardless of gender, age, race, income-level, shape, and size, access to the gold Pacers Bikeshare bikes in downtown Indianapolis. The program offers low-income residents subsidized passes to Pacers Bikeshare through partnerships with the Indianapolis Housing Agency, Volunteers of America, and other location-based organizations and properties that serve low-income residents and are located in close proximity to the bike share system. The grant from PNC enables the...

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FFA Volunteers on the Cultural Trail

October 25, 2016

Indianapolis Cultural Trail hosted over 120 FFA volunteers to clean the eight mile Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick during their National Days of Service taking place this week during the FFA Convention in downtown Indianapolis.  FFA volunteers on the Cultural Trail worked on: picking up litter, removing graffiti, cleaning benches, bollards, lights and other Trail materials including Pacers Bikeshare stations. “We’re thrilled to host the FFA volunteers on the Cultural Trail and be a part of the FFA National Days of Service this year”, said ICT, Inc. Executive Director, Kären Haley.  “The FFA participants use the Trail daily as they explore downtown Indianapolis so it’s exciting to see...

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Pacers Bikeshare Partners with IU Health to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

September 30, 2016

A lifestyle change begins with a vision and a single step.- Jeff Calloway, American Olympian  This past weekend Indiana University Health sponsored a Pacers Bikeshare Free day encouraging the community to get outside and ride. Without a doubt, Indy residents and visitors alike heard the message loud and clear and joined in the free day traveling more than 4,000 miles. It was a beautiful weekend in Indy and Pacers Bikeshare bikes took more than 1,000 trips and riders burned more than 160,000 calories, equivalent to the calories of about 390 pumpkin spice lattes, tis the season! “Bicycling is a great...

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Two New Stations and Public Input Meetings

September 15, 2016

New Pacers Bikeshare Stations to be installed at Eskenazi Health campus and Mass Ave & College Ave Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. will be installing two new Pacers Bikeshare stations this fall, one on the Eskenazi Health main campus and the second adjacent to the Cultural Trail at Massachusetts Avenue and College Avenue.  The public is invited to provide input on where new bike share stations may be added in the future. “The new station at Eskenazi Health will increase access to healthcare and provide an active transportation option for Eskenzai Health employees and guests. Many of our annual members live...

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Friends of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail

June 13, 2016

  Thousands of people use the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick every single day. Some of them live right here in Indiana and some are traveling from all across the US to spend some time with us in the Circle City. Everyday, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc., has one purpose: ensure 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. And at the same time, we’re here to make sure the Trail enriches the lives of Indianapolis residents...

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Celebrating with new Art on the Trail

April 29, 2016

In celebration of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, a new, temporary art piece has been installed on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick.  Like by nationally renowned artist Chakaia Booker is located on the Cultural Trail at the Washington and Pennsylvania Street intersection and will be displayed until October 2016. The sculpture is funded by Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc., with support from the 100th Running Host Committee. “We’re thrilled to host Chakaia Booker’s work on the Cultural Trail, in partnership with the 100th Running Host Committee,” said Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Executive Director, Kären Haley....

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Pacers Bikeshare Celebrates 2 years

April 25, 2016

On April 22nd, 2016, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. celebrated the second anniversary of the Pacers Bikeshare program and announced the ridership numbers for the second year of operation. Year two milestones include 117,319 trips on the gold bikes which equate to 243,782 miles, or almost 9 times around the globe. Pacers Bikeshare trips increased from year one by almost 10,000 bike rides. Annual Members were responsible for nearly 50% of all of the rides in the second year. Collectively, all of the bikeshare trips in year two resulted in riders burning almost 10 million calories and taking more than 230,000...

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New Feature for Pacers Bikeshare!

April 8, 2016

As of Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Pacers Bikeshare riders will be able to check out bikes using only their mobile phone! All users (Annual Members and Day Pass riders) are still able to access their account via their credit/debit card and Annual members are still able to use their Annual Member Card directly at the bike dock (see below.) To access this new feature, users, after purchasing their Day Pass or Annual Membership, can check out bikes using their phone number by following the screen prompts at any Pacers Bikeshare kiosk. To check out a bike using only your phone: Select “Get...

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ICT, Inc. to Begin Issuing Trail Violation Notices

April 1, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2016 Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. to Begin Issuing Violation Notices Enforcement program to target littering and other offenses on Cultural Trail INDIANAPOLIS: Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT, Inc.), today, announces that violation notices will now be handed out for offenses that damage, destroy, or inhibit a positive experience on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick. Fines from the violation notices will be used to maintain the internationally recognized 8 mile Trail. “Every day, thousands of people use the Indianapolis Cultural for commuting, exercise and for enjoying our downtown” said ICT,...

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