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Pacers Bikeshare: 3 years old & New App

April 24, 2017

On April 20th, Indianapolis Cultural Trail celebrated the third anniversary of the Pacers Bikeshare program including milestones in year three and two new ways to access Pacers Bikeshare.  Year three statistics include 101,704  bike share trips bringing the total to 326,502 trips and almost 750,000 miles travelled on Pacers Bikeshare since the program launched in 2014. New this year, an upgraded mobile application allows bikes to be checked out by mobile device, making Pacers Bikeshare an even more convenient way to travel around downtown.  The new mobile app also helps you locate the nearest bike share station, gives point to point,...

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IU Health Presents: Pacers Bikeshare Free Day

April 19, 2017

Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. announced that there will be free access to Pacers Bikeshare, complements of Indiana University Health, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in celebration of Pacers Bikeshare’s 3rd Birthday as well as Earth Day. IU Health encourages people to use Pacers Bikeshare on Earth Day as a healthy activity and an easy way to make a positive impact on our local environment.  “We’re grateful to IU Health for providing free access to Pacers Bikeshare on Saturday as a way to encourage physical activity and improve our environment. Free access days are a fantastic opportunity for people to try Pacers Bikeshare for the first time,” said ICT Executive...

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First Annual Egg-Stravaganza on the Cultural Trail

April 10, 2017

Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. will host the Cultural Trail Egg-Stravaganza taking place on Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m.  All are welcome to hunt for more than 5,000 eggs hidden along the 8 mile Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick.  Participants are encouraged to register online for the free event and also stop by one of the three neighborhood based official egg hunt locations on the Cultural Trail:  Fletcher Place – Chilly Water Brewery (all ages welcome) 719 Virginia Ave Chatham Arch/Mass Ave – IPS School #2 725 N. New Jersey North/Canal – ICT, HQ 132 W Walnut St. “The Cultural Trail...

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Swedish Artist Bringing New Art to the Cultural Trail

April 1, 2017

Big news! New art is coming to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail!  “Another Man’s Treasure” by internationally acclaimed sculptor Don B. Alitterer will be unveiled  April 22, 2017. Alitterer is a Switerland based artist and focuses his work on repurposing pieces of trash and litter. “I’m honored to be chosen to create this new art piece,” said Alitterer. “The Cultural Trail is internationally renowned for transforming Indianapolis by beautifully connecting it’s downtown neighborhoods and cultural districts. I’m thrilled that my art work will be a part of that beauty and am hopeful it will inspire future generations.” “Another Man’s Treasure” will be...

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Along the Trail: Chilly Water Brewing Company

March 8, 2017

Our friends at Chilly Water are right in the heart of the Fletcher Place neighborhood along the Cultural Trail. They have delicious food & beer and are great community partners, offering free air for your bike tires! Next time you’re out riding or walking the Trail, stop by and say hi to Skip and his team. Tell us about Chilly Water. We opened on June of 2014 and within our first year we won the Indiana Brewers Cup brewery of the year, grand champion brewery and best in show for our Blazin’ Fiddles Scottish Ale.  We are an urban brewpub serving...

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3rd Annual Winter Warm Up

February 27, 2017

Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. is hosting it’s third annual Winter Warm Up presented by Brightview Landscape Services, a four-mile and eight-mile run/walk, held on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail on Saturday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m.  The 4 and 8 mile Winter Warm Up course is entirely on the Cultural Trail and offers runners a scenic view of all 6 distinct Cultural Districts in downtown Indianapolis as the course weaves through areas of the city that are only accessible by foot or bike.  All proceeds support snow and ice removal efforts on the Cultural Trail, which is kept clear all winter...

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Honoring MLK Jr

January 16, 2017

“I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.” – Martin Luther King Jr., regarding his legacy Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the many movements, boycotts, and non-violent protests throughout the south. In 1963 he led the March on Washington where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. He received the Nobel Peace Prize on October 14, 1964 for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. The luminary garden dedicated to Martin...

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Goodbye, ICT, Inc. Love, Dan

January 13, 2017

When I showed up for my first day of work at the Cultural Trail I had 3 co-workers. We were sharing desk space with the Monumental Marathon and DigIN as we began the process of setting up a website for the Pacers Bikeshare program. The 250 gold bikes were en-route to our city and the kiosk locations were being finalized. This was my first job out of college and I was in over my head. We rented a storage building to assemble the bikes, set up a call center, and host volunteers. I’ll never forget those late nights before we...

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Looking back on 2016

January 2, 2017

#bestnine2016 The New Year is here which provides a cue to stop and reflect on the past year, and what a year it was!   OFFICE LIFE 2016 was a year of tremendous growth for ICT, Inc. We added 2 employees, installed 2 new Pacers Bikeshare stations and continually increased and expanded our efforts to maintain the Cultural Trail. EVENTS In the spirit of celebrating 2 years – we hosted our second annual Winter Warm Up, an 8 and 4 mile run or walk along the Cultural Trail. The event is hosted at the end of February (brrrrrr!) to bring...

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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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