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...
Categorized in Biking, News, Pacers Bikeshare, Sustainability
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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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...
Categorized in Art, News
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...
Categorized in News, Pacers Bikeshare, Press Releases
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....
Categorized in All, Business Profiles
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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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...
Categorized in News, Press Releases
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...
Categorized in All, Biking, Pacers Bikeshare
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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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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