Eight years ago we kicked off our very first Bike to the Ballpark for the Indianapolis Indians with some unpredictable "spring" weather. We have been fortunate over the years that Mother Nature has been kind to us and we have been able to watch the event continue to grow with more bike enthusiasts, craft beer lovers, and baseball fans joining together for celebration and a ride through downtown Indy to Victory Field.
Mother Nature has decided to be unpredictable (again!) and this Friday's (April 6th) projected forecast has forced us to move the pre-game celebration at Sun King Brewery inside! We welcome all-ages with open arms for this event. Oca at SKB will be open inside the brewery for snacks, sandwiches, and pizzas before the ride.
Our community partners, Yelp Indy | The HandleBar | Freewheelin' Community Bikes | Nine13sports | Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival | Indy YMCA, will be hanging out in the brewery with some fun activities.
Our recently remodeled tap room has a ton of seating where you can eat and drink. We will have 20+ styles of beer to choose from, including newly released Indians Lager and Freedom Rock. Click here for the most up to date list.
The ride is still on course! Mayor Joe Hogsett is scheduled to lead the ride with a 6:15pm departure time. Here's a map of the 2018 Bike Route:
If you are planning on joining the second ride or walking to Victory Field, here is what that route will look like on the Cultural Trail.
IndyCog is hosting a complimentary Pedal and Park inside of Victory Field just off of the Maryland Street entrance. All bikes must be picked up by 10pm.
Please keep in mind that parking at the brewery may be limited due to our shared parking lot. So please plan ahead (share a ride or bike!). Bike parking at the brewery will be in the South Parking Lot (off of Market Street). We will have signs up to direct you. Reminder: this will be unattended parking, so please be sure to bring a bike lock. Be sure to dress for the predicted colder weather.
Thank you for joining us for the 8th Annual Bike to the Ballpark. If you still need to purchase tickets to the Indians Opening Night, the Indians have a 2 for 1 ticket deal! Purchase your game tickets here. There is a 60 degree day guarantee for the game!
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