Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Announces Details of Pacers Bikeshare Program

Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Announces Details of Pacers Bikeshare Program

Official Release

April 4, 2014

You're Invited to the Pacers Bikeshare Launch!

Tuesday, April 22nd
10:00 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
4:30 - 6:30 PM – Official Launch Celebration - Bankers Life Fieldhouse

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. today announced the details of a bikeshare program along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick. Pacers Bikeshare, as the program will be called, will consist of 250 bicycles and 25 bikeshare stations on or near the Cultural Trail in downtown Indianapolis and is scheduled to launch on April 22.

The Herbert Simon Family Foundation made a significant philanthropic contribution to help launch the program with additional funding coming from a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“A growing number of people want to live in places where they can connect to unique experiences and neighborhoods without needing a car,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “Adding Pacers Bikeshare to our internationally recognized Cultural Trail will help attract, retain and connect people in Indy and take our growing bicycle culture to an entirely new level.”

Bikes are available by purchasing either a 24 hour pass for $8 or an annual membership for $80. Your pass or membership gives you access to a bike for unlimited thirty minute trips. Trips over thirty minutes will incur additional user fees as is standard with bikeshare programs around the country. 24 hour passes can be purchased at any bikeshare station or online and annual memberships may be purchased online at pacersbikeshare.org.

“Bikeshare programs are one of the newest and healthiest ways people travel around major cities”said Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Executive Director Kären Haley, “The Cultural Trail makes Indianapolis one of the best cities to experience by bike and the addition of Pacers Bikeshare will make it more convenient touse a bike on the Trail.”

“Thanks to our owner and his family, the Indiana Pacers are delighted to have their name associated with this service that will enhance the use of the Cultural Trail, add vibrance to the downtown experience and promote active lifestyles,” said Rick Fuson, Chief Operating Officer of Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. ensures that the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick is a beautifully maintained and vibrant community asset that connects people and places in downtown Indianapolis. Indiana Pacers Bikeshare is a program of Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Learn more at IndyCulturalTrail.org and PacersBikeshare.org.

Station Installation Schedule

Monday, April 7th
8:00 a.m. – Install White River State Park 11:00 am. – Install Washington/Meridian 2:00 p.m. – Install City Market

Tuesday, April 8th
8:00 a.m. – Install Bankers Life Fieldhouse
11:00 a.m. – Install North End of Canal
2:00 p.m. – Install Glick Peace Walk

Wednesday, April 9th
8:00 a.m. – Install Convention Center at Georgia St.
11:00 a.m. – Install Michigan and Senate
2:00 p.m. – Install Athenaeum

Thursday, April 10th
8:00 a.m. – Install Monument Circle
11:00 a.m. – Install Fletcher Place – Virginia and Merrill
2:00 p.m. – Install Fletcher Place – Virginia & Norwood

Friday, April 11th
8:00 a.m. – Install North End Mass Ave
11:00 a.m. – Install Washington and Illinois
2:00 p.m. - Install Victory Field