Trail Talk

Introducing Pay As You Ride Pricing

April 29, 2019

Pacers Bikeshare program will introduce Pay As You Ride starting May 1. Bicycles will be $1 to ride and 15 cents per minute for the duration of the trip with no time limitation. This new pricing replaces the 24-hour and monthly pass which provided unlimited 30 minute trips in a 24-hour period. Annual pass holders will continue to have unlimited 30-minute trips as they have since Pacers Bikeshare started in 2014. Annual pass holders who ride longer than 30 minutes will also be able to take advantage of Pay As You Ride and will pay only 15 cents per minute...

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Pacers Bikeshare Celebrating 5 years and Summer Expansion Plans

April 23, 2019

Today we’re celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Pacers Bikeshare program today. Pacers Bikeshare, Indianapolis’ community bikeshare program, is a partnership between the City of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. Pacers Bikeshare launched on April 22, 2014. Citizens and visitors alike have taken almost 502,000 trips on the gold bikes since the program launched,  riding more than 1 million miles in five years. Pacers Bikeshare riders have burned more than 43 million calories and offset an estimated 1 million tons of carbon using bike share. “When we launched the Pacers Bikeshare in 2014, our goal was to make the Cultural...

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Earth Day

April 22, 2019

In honor of Earth Day, we’re highlighting the ways we work to reduce our carbon footprint and support our environment! Water Many of the plants on the Trail were selected to have very low to no supplemental water requirements! So we usually won’t need to water. The drip irrigation we use puts water directly at the roots and reduces evaporation, drift, and runoff. Bioswales! You might hear or see this term used and not be quite sure what we mean. But our bioswales help capture rainwater. This limits water runoff and reduces stress on our combined sewer system and its...

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Egg Hunting Tips

April 16, 2019

We can’t wait to see you and your families out here this weekend for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail’s 3rd Annual Egg-Stravaganza! There is so much fun and excitement that day that it can be a little overwhelming…So whether this is your first time attending or you’re an egg hunting professional, we have tips to help ensure your best possible Egg-Stravaganza experience. Get there early! As they say, “The early bird gets the worm!”. Make sure you plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early. Parking, walking, and lining up always takes more time than you think so make sure you’re not rushing,...

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Real Trail Talk: the Dorantes

April 10, 2019

Once a month we’ll be posting stories about YOU, the people who are using the Trail and building your lives around the Cultural Trail in downtown Indianapolis! First up, let’s meet this fun family who live right on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. It was so much fun meeting the Dorantes and learning more about how they and their kids have enjoyed life along the Cultural Trail. Do you want to be featured on Real Trail Talk? Send us an email: bromaine@indyculturaltrail.org …and now, meet the Dorantes… How does the Indy Cultural Trail connect you to the city? Our family has...

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@ICT: Meet Ethan Hochstein

April 8, 2019

Meet the people behind ICT, Inc., a team passionate about the Cultural Trail, downtown, bicycles, and the outdoors! Our newest member, Ethan Hochstein, has started as the ICT’s very first Horticulture Manager!   First up: Speed Round! Where are you from? Springfield, Illinois What is your favorite plant? Sunflowers, everybody seems to smile when they see one. If you had to be any kitchen item, what would you be and why? A rice cooker, I don’t know how to cook and that has been the most helpful thing in my kitchen so I would try to pay it forward Most...

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Spring Clean 2019 Wrap-Up

March 26, 2019

  This past Saturday was our annual Third Annual Spring Clean. It was a beautiful, sunny morning and our 18 sponsor organizations brought their volunteers to deep clean the Cultural Trail and get rid of the winter grime. If you were out around then you probably noticed the 160 volunteers on the Trail scrubbing signs, sweeping crosswalks, and removing cigarette butts. They worked hard for two hours (with a coffee and donut break!) and now we all get to enjoy the fruits of their labor! They collected 57 trash bags, 35  buckets, and 5 wheelbarrows full of trash! The Trail...

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2018 Volunteer Wrap-Up

March 5, 2019

As winter slowly fades away this year, here on the Trail we are preparing for springtime. Spring means things at the Cultural Trail are starting to pick up quickly. With the transition from winter to spring on the Trail, lots of litter and trash will become visible. So we give the Trail a much needed deep clean with our Spring Clean event (insert link to SC webpage). We also have to make sure all 5 acres of urban gardens along the Trail are prepped and ready for growing season (more to come on that soon — Hello new Horticulture Manager!)....

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Winter Warrior Winners

February 19, 2019

Winter Warrior Winners From December through the end of January, Pacers Bikeshare and the Cultural Trail held a competition to find our Winter Warriors. Winter warriors are the rides who continue to get on their golden bikes despite the cold weather, snow, ice, and wind! Our winner’s stats! Top 3 amount of trips 167 Trips 92 Trips 86 Trips Top 3 # of miles 220 miles 100 miles 96 miles Get to know two of our winners Ryan Sapp and Alberto Smargiassi and how they use Pacers Bikeshare Q) How often do you use Pacers Bikeshare Ryan) I use the bike share...

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Valentine’s Day on the Cultural Trail

February 7, 2019

Valentine’s Day on the Cultural Trail If you’ve totally failed the love of your life and didn’t buy Cher tickets, the Cultural Trail has got you covered. While nothing could possibly compare to hearing Cher belt a set list including some of her top hits and ABBA covers, a romantic date on the Trail will do the trick.  Check out all of the specials and events on the Trail to help you celebrate your loved one and make it a special evening Dinner specials for two: Love Handle– 3-course meal, a bottle of Cava, and the best tragic romance movies...

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