Biking

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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@ICT: Meet Joshua Tharp

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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Tales from the Trail: Meet Greg Kormos

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...

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Free Pacers Bikeshare August 1-2 Kicks Off One Million Calorie Challenge

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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Teen Works + The Cultural Trail

July 21, 2015

This summer, ICT, Inc. is lucky to have 13 central Indy high schoolers working with us to maintain the Trail and help manage the bikeshare program. TeenWorks is a program for selected high schoolers to gain professional experience and college readiness training throughout the summer. Since 1981, TeenWorks has provided real world work experience, college readiness programs and supportive services for Indianapolis teenagers. While earning a paycheck, the high schoolers learn leadership skills, gain exposure to a professional working environment, participate in volunteer activities and receive six weeks of college prep instruction in areas including presentations, reports, finances and team building....

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Talk of the Trail: Downtown Phone Repair

July 14, 2015

There are hundreds of businesses along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail that have helped transform the urban core, including Downtown Phone Repair, located on the second floor of City Market, and owned by Andy Howard, Fletcher Place resident, enthusiastic Pacers Bikeshare rider, dad to Adelaide, Miriam and Jasper and husband to Marlene. Tell us about Downtown Phone Repair. I mostly fix broken iPhone screens, but can do most cell phone repairs given enough time and YouTube videos. What motivated you to start your business? I stopped being excited about my former career. I ended up spending a few years being a...

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Tales from the Trail: Meet Gary Reiter

July 7, 2015

You meet the most interesting people along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Here’s one now: Gary Reiter, Senior Trust Administrator at BMO Harris Private Banking, a daily Pacers Bikeshare user and proud downtown Indy resident. How does the Indy Cultural Trail connect you to the city? I use the Indy Cultural Trail as my transportation route to work at the corner of Ohio and Pennsylvania. My primary mode of transportation is the Pacers Bikeshare system. There is a bike station about 100 feet from my front door and another one about a block and a half from my work. I run into...

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Tales from the Trail: Meet Karissa Hulse

May 26, 2015

You meet the most interesting people along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Here’s one now: Karissa Hulse, Director of Programs and Community Partnerships at IndyHub, wife to Brett and mother to Charlie.   How does the Indy Cultural Trail connect you to the city? ​Home, my work, my son’s childcare, our church — most of my daily life happens within a few blocks of the Cultural Trail so it is quite literally how I navigate the city. During the workdays, I intentionally try to plan meetings near the Trail. And on weekends, my husband, Brett, and I will often go walk on...

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National Bike to Work Day is May 15

May 14, 2015

The team at ICT, Inc. will take part in National Bike to Work Day tomorrow, May 15, to create awareness for bicycle commuting, as well as to serve as a reminder about just how much fun it is to ride a bike. Our friends at PeopleForBikes, whose mission is to make bike riding better for everyone, recently polled their over one million members to help describe “the kind you biking you do regularly, mostly for transportation, without thinking much about it.” No spandex, just normal everyday clothes. You, moving from point A to B. Just getting the business of life–work, errands, groceries–done...

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Everybody Rides: Bikeshare For All

May 12, 2015

On May 6, ICT, Inc. hosted an event at the Platform to celebrate the Everybody Rides program, which was launched as part of the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare in 2014 to make sure everyone in the downtown Indianapolis community, regardless of income level, is aware of the benefits and has access to the quick and easy transportation offered by Indiana Pacers Bikeshare, a program of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Accessible, Affordable Transportation What began as a pilot program in Barton Towers and Barton Annex has now been expanded to several of the downtown Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) properties; IU Health...

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