The Month of May is all about the need for speed. But it’s not just the race cars. This month, Indiana Pacers Bikeshare is celebrating Bike Month, as well as their seven year anniversary as Indy’s community bikeshare program. Since their launch, 90,865 users have hopped on a bike! To put it into perspective, Lucas Oil Stadium has the capacity of about 70,000.
And 2020 was no exception. With social distancing and stay at home orders, biking was the perfect way to get out and explore the city. In 2020 alone, there were a total of 44,960 rides. And how far did those riders travel? The gold bikes took the equivalent of 10 trips around the Earth – 238,394 miles!
There are so many things to love about living in a city with a bike share program. So we caught up with Sarah Frey, Director of Development and Marketing with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. to hear her top reasons.
Access to 500 bikes and 50 stations along the already existing trails and greenways around our city with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail as the hub.
Discovering new neighborhoods! You can now start and end your ride outside of downtown Indy. Try heading north on the Monon Trail and checking out Broad Ripple, biking along the White River Trail and exploring 100 Acres at Newfields, or last but not least, biking south along the Pleasant Run Trail on a Saturday morning to enjoy the
Garfield Park Farmers Market…so many great options!
See your city from the seat of a bike you’re more likely to notice:
a. Public art like Poets Place along Alabama St on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail
b. New architecture elements
c. PEOPLE…you can bump into anyone 🙂
Healthy transportation is so much more fun – am I right? Pedaling yourself on an adventure is a secret form of exercise.
Speaking of fun, get your friends together, grab Pacers Bikeshare and have an adventure on a Saturday afternoon or after work!
Finding new ways to get around. Once you start biking, you’ll have a better understanding of your city, how it was built and how to maximize your experience taking new trails, bike lanes, or bike boulevards like the ones on New York or Michigan.
And finally, our easy to use BCycle app makes it easy to find the your nearest station and check out a bike.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a bike, enjoy the ride, and let us know where it takes you.
Interested in trying bikeshare? Join Pacers Bikeshare for a FREE Community Ride every Thursday during May 1:30-2:30 PM, starting at 132 W. Walnut Street.
Meet Sarah Frey:
Sarah, a graduate of Ball State University, has more than a decade of experience in development, communications, and community building at non-profits around Indianapolis. In her role at the Cultural Trail, she is responsible for communications strategy, donor engagement, community partnerships, events, an amazing young professionals board as well as ongoing programming like Cultural Trail Food Tours, group rides, and Indy Experiences.
In her free time, you can find Sarah biking or running on the Cultural Trail, finding the best places in the Midwest to camp with her husband, or enjoying a hot cup of tea and a book.