Biking

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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Pacers Bikeshare Celebrates 4 Years

April 22, 2018

Pacers Bikeshare program and the ridership milestones for year four including over 113,000 bike share trips, over 9 millions calories burned and almost 250,000 miles traveled on the 250 gold Pacers Bikeshare bikes in downtown Indianapolis. Pacers Bikeshare is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Annual and monthly passes are available online at pacersbikeshare.org and on the BCycle mobile app and are $80 and $15 respectively.   Day passes are $8 for 24 hour access and are available at each of the 29 bike share stations and on the mobile app. “Our community continues to embrace Pacers...

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Pacers Bikeshare: You Asked – We Answered

January 30, 2018

WARNING: This is going to be long but, if you want to learn more about our system, you’ve come to the right place! WARNING: This is going to be a long read, but if you want to learn more about our Pacers Bikeshare system, you’ve come to the right place! Thank you for taking our 2017 Annual Member Survey. We want you to know, we hear you! Our Pacers Bikeshare Operations Manager has answered some of the most frequently asked questions and feedback you provided  us last fall. Some of them we have answers and suggestions for and for others,...

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Pacers Bikeshare App – How-to

January 8, 2018

Hi there – This time last year, we were beta testing the new BCycle App for Pacers Bikeshare. It officially launched in the Spring of 2017. A lot of you have mentioned in our Annual Pass Survey that you didn’t know we had an app or that you weren’t sure how to use it. Well, let us help you! Go to your app store and download the BCycle App – NOT BCycle Now (that’s the old one). I’ll be showing examples with an iPhone but the app is available for iPhone and Android. Open the app up. If you’re a...

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Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Balances Bikes with Bikes

November 17, 2015

New Bike Trailers Make Operations More Efficient INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT, Inc.) today announced that the organization is now incorporating bicycles to balance the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program.  Operations team members will use the trailers, which hold three bikes each, to more efficiently move bikes between the twenty-six stations located along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick. “The bike trailers will significantly impact our ability to manage the system more effectively” said Indianapolis Cultural Trail Executive Director, Kären Haley.  “Using bicycles to move bike share bikes allows our operations team to transport...

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@ICT: Meet Joshua Tharp

August 11, 2015

Meet the people behind ICT, Inc., a team passionate about the Cultural Trail, downtown, bicycles, popsicles and doughnuts. Our intrepid bike mechanic, father to Isa and theatre lover Joshua Tharp answers a few questions. What is your position at Indianapolis Cultural Trail? Servicing the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare bicycles and balancing the 26 stations are my primary responsibilities at ICT. I have a tremendous passion for cycling as transportation, be it in an urban environment or cross country touring. My mornings at the Cultural Trail involve assessing the Bikeshare system for overdue bicycles and imbalanced stations. The core of downtown has the...

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Tales from the Trail: Meet Greg Kormos

August 4, 2015

You meet the most interesting people along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Here’s one now: Greg Kormos, our premier ambassador for the “Everybody Rides” program and long-time Lockerbie resident. How does the Indianapolis Cultural Trail connect you to the city? I’m enjoying the neighborhoods more…you can see and hear things on a bike that you can’t in a vehicle. What is your favorite spot downtown and/or along the Trail? Probably the summer Farmer’s Market. How do you use Pacers Bikeshare? I use it for almost every trip I take downtown…bakery, grocery, retail shops, the Eiteljorg Museum and occasional Indians game. The...

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Free Pacers Bikeshare August 1-2 Kicks Off One Million Calorie Challenge

July 30, 2015

The One Million Calories Campaign challenges the Indianapolis community to burn one million calories using Pacers Bikeshare bikes during the month of August. To kick off the campaign, digital technology company UST Global is providing free access to the bikeshare program on the opening weekend of the campaign, August 1st and 2nd, 2015. At the July 29 announcement of the challenge outside City Market, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said, “I’m thrilled that UST Global has selected Indianapolis as the place to launch the One Million Calories Campaign. Our Pacers Bikeshare program is a healthy way to travel and experience downtown, and it will be...

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Teen Works + The Cultural Trail

July 21, 2015

This summer, ICT, Inc. is lucky to have 13 central Indy high schoolers working with us to maintain the Trail and help manage the bikeshare program. TeenWorks is a program for selected high schoolers to gain professional experience and college readiness training throughout the summer. Since 1981, TeenWorks has provided real world work experience, college readiness programs and supportive services for Indianapolis teenagers. While earning a paycheck, the high schoolers learn leadership skills, gain exposure to a professional working environment, participate in volunteer activities and receive six weeks of college prep instruction in areas including presentations, reports, finances and team building....

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Talk of the Trail: Downtown Phone Repair

July 14, 2015

There are hundreds of businesses along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail that have helped transform the urban core, including Downtown Phone Repair, located on the second floor of City Market, and owned by Andy Howard, Fletcher Place resident, enthusiastic Pacers Bikeshare rider, dad to Adelaide, Miriam and Jasper and husband to Marlene. Tell us about Downtown Phone Repair. I mostly fix broken iPhone screens, but can do most cell phone repairs given enough time and YouTube videos. What motivated you to start your business? I stopped being excited about my former career. I ended up spending a few years being a...

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