Pacers Bikeshare kicks off “Let’s Go For a Bike Ride!” on Friday
Free community bike ride starts at IndyGo’s Food in Transit farm stand
All are invited to get outside and ride a bike Friday evening, September 27 with the Pacers Bikeshare “Let’s Go for a Bike Ride!” free community ride event. The bike ride will begin at IndyGo’s Food in Transit farm stand at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center in downtown Indianapolis. Pacers Bikeshare staff will provide a short overview of bike riding in downtown, Pacers Bikeshare and where you can find the new stations. The bike ride will be at a slow and enjoyable pace, last approximately thirty minutes and start and end at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center.
What: “Let’s Go For a Bike Ride!”- a free community bike ride
When: 6 p.m. on Friday, September 27
Where: Julia M. Carson Transit Center: 201 E. Washington St. Ride will start at the Food in Transit farm stand located at the northwest side of the transit center
Why: To explore the Pacers Bikeshare expansion, exercise and enjoy an evening outside!
Earlier this month, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail expanded the Pacers Bikeshare program to bring bike share stations to more neighborhoods and destinations in our community. The expansion brings the total number of bike share stations in Indianapolis to 50 and the total number of bikes available to 525.
“The Pacers Bikeshare expansion makes bike share more accessible as there are now more stations in our neighborhoods and along our city’s greenway and bike trail network and we know people of all ages and abilities feel safe and comfortable riding bikes in these areas,” said Kären Haley, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc executive director. “Anyone can take part in our “Let’s Go for a Bike Ride!” community ride series. We hope both seasoned and novice riders use these events as a way to familiarize themselves with Pacers Bikeshare, our new stations and our city’s greenways and trails. Our community ride series is a fantastic way to get outside, get some exercise and spend time with friends or family while exploring our city using bike share, all for free in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.”
The Food in Transit farm stand has sold organically-grown vegetables at a discounted price every Friday since early June at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center. Pacers Bikeshare is kicking off its “Let’s Go For a Bike Ride!” community ride series at IndyGo’s Food in Transit farm stand because of its focus on providing fresh and affordable produce to current and future transit riders, its central location and proximity to the Cultural Trail and Pacers Bikeshare station.
“We’ve seen IndyGo riders utilize the farm stand to stock up on healthy food as they head into the weekend,” said Lauren Day, IndyGo’s director of public relations. “With the free community bike ride starting at the Julia M Carson Transit Center, our riders will now be exposed to another affordable transportation option: Pacers Bikeshare.”
Pacers Bikeshare will continue to host “Let’s Go for a Bike Ride!” free community rides each Monday in October as part of the EveryBody Rides program. For more information click here or follow on Facebook at Indiana Pacers Bikeshare to event specific details.