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Inspiring African-Americans

February 19, 2016

Did you know, on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick, there are luminaries celebrating Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr? Keep reading to learn more about both famous African-Americans. Booker T. Washington was born into slavery, emancipated as a child and became a national spokesperson for African-Americans. At 25, he became the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama which opened on July 14, 1881. He was a teacher, a leader, best-selling author and social activist. He worked hard to broaden educational opportunities for African-Americans and remained the head of the thriving...

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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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Pacers Bikeshare 2015 Results

January 29, 2016

Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc.  announced the 2015 results for their Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Program which saw an increase in Bikeshare trips in it’s second year of operation. Results from 2015 include 116,067 trips on the gold bikes and 240,112 miles, over nine times around the globe. Pacers Bikeshare riders collectively burned more then 9.5 million calories by riding bikeshare bikes and offset almost 114 tons of carbon. The system also added one new bikeshare station this year at the OneAmerica Tower, bringing the total number of stations to twenty seven. “The Pacers Bikeshare program is truly having a positive impact...

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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 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 transport...

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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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