Trail Talk

Gen Con Costume Contest

August 16, 2017

This weekend, the most Gen Con-ny of all Gen Con-ners will have a chance to dazzle Indy with their detailed costumes while also competing for a shot at free bike share! Starting on Thursday, August 18th, Pacers Bikeshare will be hosting a series of 3 Gen Con wide costume contests on Instagram. Here’s how it works: Take a picture of yourself/your group (in costume!) on Pacers Bikeshare. Follow @pacersbikeshare on Instagram post your picture, tag us and #PacersBikeshareGenCon in your caption. We will repost our favorite(s) everyday between Thursday-Sunday. If you/your group gets reposted, you will receive a free Pacers Bikeshare Day Pass for...

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Welcome Gen Con 50!

August 14, 2017

This week, downtown will be bustling with an enormous amount of people ready to enjoy the 50th annual Gen Con convention(more than 61,000!)! While participants get ready to enjoy a week full of amazing exhibits, we’re getting ready for what we think will be one of the busiest weekends of the year for Pacers Bikeshare!Other busy times in downtown Indy have resulted in the community partaking in more than 5,000 trips within the weekend. We suspect this time will be no different. While our teams will be out working hard to ensure that the system is up and running and...

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Talk of the Trail: The Best Chocolate in Town

August 10, 2017

There are hundreds of businesses along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail that have helped transform our downtown, including The Best Chocolate in Town, a gourmet chocolate shop that has been satisfying Indy’s sweet tooth since 1998. Caramels, cookies, truffles, and pies are among some of the most coveted options on the menu. And even sweeter than their treats is their loyalty to other local businesses that they support by selling their products in store. Next time you stop by, check out the Cultural Trail Mix – $1 of each bag purchased is donated back to our organization!    Tell us about...

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Real Trail Talk: the Levine Family

August 8, 2017

  Who are you? Levine Family (Steph, Elliot, Sophia, Ben…and Rosie (the dog)) How do you use the Trail?   Most evenings, we are either riding our bicycles or walking the trail with our dog. How is your life different having the Cultural Trail downtown?  We see the Cultural Trail as an extension of our neighborhood in Ransom Place. It connects us to our favorite downtown destinations, including the Downtown Canal, Zoo, Central Library, CFI-2 school playground, and many local restaurants and businesses.  The art installations are wonderful too, and make the Cultural Trail more than than just a wide sidewalk. ...

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Along the Trail: Indy Reads

July 20, 2017

There are hundreds of businesses along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail that have helped transform our downtown, including Indy Reads Books, one of the few bookstores located within the downtown Indianapolis area. Beyond the initial warm feelings that bookstores evoke, Indy Reads Books goes even further, instilling a sense of solidarity within the community as a result of the honorable mission their work helps fund. Take a look! Tell us about the business. Indy Reads Books was formed as a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year.   What motivated you to start your business?...

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Real Trail Talk: Thom McCorkle

July 12, 2017

Who are you? Thom McCorkle, live and work downtown Indy How do you use the Trail? Most of my daily commute to/from work is on the Cultural Trail. My wife and I walk the dog to and around the Trail most nice weekends. We take the Trail down to Fountain Square for dinner/entertainment from our house, near Mass Ave. When we have guests visiting, one of the first things we end up doing is grabbing a few Pacers Bikeshare  bikes and zipping around town.  We usually go to some cover close to the whole Trail including the Mass Ave, Fountain Square, City Market, etc....

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Along the Trail: City Market

July 6, 2017

Talk of the Trail: Indianapolis City Market There are hundreds of businesses along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail that have helped transform our downtown, including the Indianapolis City Market. Nearly as old as the actual city itself, the City Market, a staple of downtown Indianapolis, has garnered national recognition as a historic destination and hotspot as well. We were fortunate enough to speak with Joe Perin, current Public Relations and Event Manager for the market, for further insight. Take a look! Tell us about the business. The Indianapolis City Market has been a part of this city since 1821, and in...

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Real Trail Talk: Frank Stone, Teen Works

June 26, 2017

Who are you? My name is Frank Stone III; I am a youth mentor/ life coach by trade. I’ve also worked with Teen Works for the past two summers. How do you use the Trail? I primarily use the Cultural Trail when running errands downtown. I live in the Springdale neighborhood, so hopping onto the trail at E. 10th Street makes things really easy! How is your life different having the Cultural Trail downtown? It has certainly made commuting downtown a lot safer. The Cultural Trail adds another layer of protection from the faster moving, sometimes impatient, automobile traffic. Any good stories...

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Real Trail Talk – Drew Kincius

June 19, 2017

Who are you? My name is Drew Kincius, and I would best describe myself as a lifelong advocate of community through personal empowerment. I currently am the general manager at The Bureau, with two coworking facilites in Fletcher Place neighborhood. I am the COO of Elevation Wellness, a wellness coaching business that focuses on whole-foods plant-based nutrition and affordable, accessible models of exercise. I run media for the amazing inner-city co-ed soccer league Indy City Futbol. I enjoy making noise via drums – I also play drums and manage a Prince cover band, Royalty. How do you use the Trail? The Trail is great for...

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Real Trail Talk – Libby Simmons

June 14, 2017

  Who are you? Libby Simmons, PR Specialist at Pivot Marketing in Fletcher Place and homeowner in downtown Indy. How do you use the Trail? I use the trail every day! Whether its walking to Mass Ave to meet friends or my Sunday bike ride around the city, I use it in some way every day. How is your life different having the Cultural Trail downtown? The trail makes it safer for everyone. The sidewalks are clearly marked and it’s easy to follow and explore downtown. I worry less about accidents because of the separate bike and pedestrian lanes and the pavement makes...

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