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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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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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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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