Here are a few updates as bike month approaches and the weather warms…
Mayor Ballard will lead his 2nd annual Spring Fever Bike Ride on Saturday, April 27th. People can start showing up at the Big Car Community Service Center at 3:00pm to check-in, get your free t-shirt if you are one of the first 200 to register on-line (please note: they go fast!) and to just mingle with fellow riders while checking out the great facility Big Car has put together. All of these important details can be found here: www.indy.gov/springfeverride
The ride will be about 12 miles long through some of the great neighborhoods around the Service Center, winding along the White River and ending back at the Center. There are two small hills….but the majority of the route is actually downhill. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants in the area to grab a bite pre or post ride, so please keep that in mind as you consider a late lunch before or dinner afterwards. You can start planning here.
As always, I want to say a special thank you to our community partners who really help make these rides happen.
The wonderful Georgetown Market and Big Car (despite the name, I promise they love bikes).
Also, the word on the street is that Sun King Brewery will have a special presence as well.
A few other upcoming events that might interest you:
• The Cultural Trail Ribbon Cutting on May 10th and 11th-you won’t want to miss the ribbon-cutting on the 10th and then all the activities on Saturday the 11th, including 2 Wheels 1 City
• Bike to Work Day – While for some this is a title that could be applied to any day of the week, we will be celebrating it with the rest of the country on Friday, May 17th.
• The Mayor’s Bike Ride – the perennial activity for June’s first Saturday (June 1st this year)…stay tuned for more details, but mark your calendars!!
Apologies for the long note, but we have a lot going on…which is a great thing!
Oh….one last thing. If you want to see some of the great press that is getting out on the national level, take a look at a few of these videos:
**The Streetfilms crew will be here during the Cultural Trail ribbon-cutting, so make sure you are around for your chance to be on the video!
Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator/ Office of Sustainability
Office of Mayor Greg Ballard – City of Indianapolis