Trail Talk

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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Winter Warriors Competition!

January 22, 2019

One week left in our Winter Warriors Competition! If you aren’t already racking up your trips, you still have time! The Indianapolis Cultural Trail and the Pacers Bikeshare are encouraging you to get out there and ride this winter. We’re tracking trips from December 1 – January 31 and giving out prizes to the rider with the most trips and miles ridden. Worried about the weather? No need!  Our Pacers Bikeshare Team works hard to make sure bikeshare stations are cleared of snow and are easily accessible. So you have nothing to worry about but having a refreshing ride this...

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Honor MLK in Indianapolis and on the Cultural Trail

January 18, 2019

  Officially named in 1983, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this upcoming Monday. Over the years, MLK Day has become strongly associated with volunteer service. For many, this day is not seen as a day off but rather a day on which we empower ourselves and build stronger communities. If you’re looking for service opportunities in Marion County you can find them here. If you’re on this Trail this weekend, head towards the southeast corner of Washington and Pennsylvania – here you will find a Martin Luther King Jr. luminary garden. This luminary is a part of the Cultural...

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2019 New Board of Directors Leadership Team

January 18, 2019

  Happy New Year! 2019 is a year of new things for our organization, including a new Cultural Trail Board of Directors leadership team. At the end of 2018, after 4 years of leading our board, Adam Richter stepped down making way for our 2019 Board Chair, Tamara Zahn. Indianapolis Cultural Trail Board of Directors 2019 Leadership Team:  Chair: Tamara Zahn, Zahn Associates Vice Chair: Anthony Bridgeman, PNC Secretary: Carole Terry, Lilly Co (retired) Treasurer: Pat Murphy, Anthem See the full list of Cultural Trail Staff and Board. We are excited to move forward with this new leadership team guiding...

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Pacers Bikeshare is Expanding in 2019

December 7, 2018

We are excited to announce today the final proposed 2019 expansion plan adding 23 new Pacers Bikeshare stations and approximately 275 new bikes in summer 2019.  The expansion, funded primarily by a federal grant, will provide Pacers Bikeshare access to neighborhoods, along the City’s greenway network, in Riverside and Garfield Parks and to Broad Ripple along the Monon Trail.  “We received over 1,500 suggestions for new station locations during our initial public input period and neighborhood meetings held over the summer,” said Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Executive Director, Kären Haley.  “This final proposed expansion plan was heavily influenced by the input we...

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A love letter from Ann Dancing

November 21, 2018

  Hi there! I can’t believe I’ve been on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick for almost a decade! I’d like to share with you the amazing things I get to witness from my home on the Cultural Trail at the intersection of Mass Ave and Alabama St – one of the most exciting scenes in the city. Every day I witness the Cultural Trail come alive! It starts with morning commuters and ends with night owls making their way home after a fun night with friends. I see people on bikes, in wheelchairs, pushing strollers, or...

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Extended Trip Time for Election Day

November 5, 2018

Pacers Bikeshare is extending time to 60 minutes for all trips taken on Election Day, November 6, 2018, making it easier and more accessible for individuals to use bike share to visit the polls and cast their vote.  “We are making 60 minute trips available at no extra cost so that people can use Pacers Bikeshare to get to their polling locations in and near downtown,” said Executive Director, Kären Haley, “We know many of our annual pass holders live and work downtown and the extended time should allow them to bike to the polls and then continue on their...

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First Friday on The Cultural Trail

October 3, 2018

We’re excited to announce we’re hosting our Second Annual Cultural Trail Connections Gallery Show in conjunction with First Fridays this Friday, October 5, 2018, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. at Cultural Trail Headquarters, 132 W. Walnut Street. The second annual  Cultural Trail Connections will highlight 12 pieces of art inspired by the Cultural Trail’s permanent public art collection. The gallery show is free and open to the public. Patrons will be able to bid or buy the art in the gallery show.  All proceeds benefit the maintenance fund for Cultural Trail’s Permanent Public Art Collection which includes Dancing Ann by Julian Opie, Prairie Modules 1 & 2 by M12, Care/Don’t Care by...

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