Trail Talk

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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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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