Pacers Bikeshare Kicks Off Free Community Bike Rides Tomorrow
“Let’s Go for a Bike Ride” series powered by Knozone
INDIANAPOLIS- All are invited to join Pacers Bikeshare for a series of group rides powered by Knozone starting this Thursday evening, August 27. The free group bike ride will begin at the Circle City Industrial Complex Station near the corner of 10th St. and Brookside Ave., in downtown Indianapolis. Pacers Bikeshare staff will provide a short overview of bike riding in downtown, Pacers Bikeshare and the EveryBody Rides program. Each free bike ride will be at a relaxing and enjoyable pace, last approximately thirty minutes and start and end at the same location.
What: “Let’s Go For a Bike Ride,” a series of free community bike rides powered by Knozone and starting at Pacers Bikeshare stations.
Why: To explore Indianapolis on Pacers Bikeshare and enjoy an evening outside!
When & Where:
Thursday, August 27 @ 7 pm: 10th St. and Brookside Ave. near the Circle City Industrial Complex (1205 Brookside Ave.)
Monday, August 31 @ 7 pm: 13th St. and N. Delaware Ave. (1303 N. Delaware Ave.)
Wednesday, September 2 @ 5:15 pm: Washington St. and N. Delaware Ave. at Lugar Plaza (200 E. Washington St.)
Additional dates and times will be added in September.
“Pacers Bikeshare and our ‘Let’s Go For a Bike Ride’ community ride series powered by Knozone is an easy and fun way to go on a bike ride, explore Indianapolis neighborhoods and learn about Pacers Bikeshare and the 50 bike share stations around the city,” said Kären Haley, Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc executive director. “The community bike rides are free and open to everyone. We hope both seasoned and novice riders use these events as a way to familiarize themselves with Pacers Bikeshare, our city’s greenways and trails and see how Pacers Bikeshare can get you where you need to go. 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.”
Last year, 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 bikeshare stations in Indianapolis to 50 and the total number of bikes available to 525.
The “Let’s Go For a Bike Ride” series is powered by Knozone, an initiative of the City of Indianapolis’s Office of Sustainability to improve Central Indiana’s air quality and make the region more sustainable and livable. Residents can discover additional ways that biking improves local air quality by visiting Knozone.com and following the office on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @SustainIndy.
“These community rides are a great opportunity for Indianapolis residents to try Pacers Bikeshare for the first time and experience how easy it can be to switch to a more environmentally-friendly mode of transportation,” said Abbey Brands, interim director of the city’s Office of Sustainability. “In just the past three months, Pacers Bikeshare has helped offset almost 120,000 pounds of CO2, and we hope that we can continue the momentum with this new series.”
Pacers Bikeshare will continue to host “Let’s Go for a Bike Ride!” free community rides powered by Knozone into September as part of the EveryBody Rides program. For more information, follow Pacers Bikeshare on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @PacersBikeshare.
About Pacers Bikeshare
Pacers Bikeshare, a program of Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc., launched on April 22, 2014, with 250 bikes and 25 bikeshare stations on, or within a block of, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick. After a major expansion in September 2019 Pacers Bikeshare grew to 50 stations and 525 bicycles. Pacers Bikeshare is the city’s non-profit community bike share system, a public private partnership between the City of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc.
Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc.is a 501c3 non-profit organization. It’s mission is to enrich lives and connect people and places through dynamic and beautiful experiences and use the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and Pacers Bikeshare as a catalyst for economic growth.
Knozone is an initiative of the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability to make Central Indiana one of the Midwest’s most sustainable, livable regions. Through education, resources, and guidance for taking action, Knozone works with residents, schools, and businesses to improve our region’s air quality, making Central Indiana a great place to live, work, and visit.
The Indianapolis Office of Sustainability, also referred to as SustainIndy, was created in 2008 and uses best practices in sustainability to enhance the quality of life for all residents in Indianapolis and Marion County. In February of 2019, the office introduced Thrive Indianapolis, the first sustainability and resiliency action plan in the city’s history.