Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Celebrates First Year with Over 108,000 Bike Rides
Program also announces Extended Summer Hours and Introduces New Bike for Year 2
INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. today celebrated the one year anniversary of the Pacers Bikeshare program with a public birthday party outside of Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. and announced the ridership numbers for the first year. First year milestones include 108,049 trips on the gold bikes which equate to 218,259 miles, or almost 9 times around the globe.
1636 Annual Members were responsible for 44% of the first year trips. Collectively, all of the bikesahre trips in the past year resulted in riders burning almost 9 million calories and taking more then 206,000 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
“It’s inspiring to see how our entire community has adopted the gold bikes as their own”, said Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Executive Director, Kären Haley. “Having bike infrastructure like the Cultural Trail makes using Pacers Bikeshare easy and accessible for anyone and is one of the reasons so many people enjoy the bikes.”
Pacers Bikeshare operating hours will be extended for the summer months making the active transportation option even more accessible. Bikes will be available from 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. through Labor Day weekend.
A new, “Indy Welcomes All” blue bike was also unveiled at the celebration. People who find and ride the blue bike are encouraged to take a photo and post it to social media using the hashtags #IndyBlueBike. Winning photo will be selected weekly through May 31st.
Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Year 1 By the Numbers:
- 26 Stations
- 250 Bikes
- 1636 Annual Members
- 28,206 Day Passes
- 108,049 Total Trips
- 8,673,093 calories burned - Roughly the equivalent of eating 44,477 donuts
- 218,529 miles ridden - Almost 9 times around the earth
- 206,374 pounds of carbon reduced - Equivalent of taking 25 cars off the road this year
Indiana Pacers Bikeshare, a program of Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. launched on April 22, 2014.