Indy Bike Hub F.A.Q.

Hours of Operation

When did the Indy Bike Hub YMCA open?

The Indy Bike Hub YMCA opened on Wednesday, September 7th 2011.  A Grand Opening Celebration and dedication was held on September 14, 2011.
It was renamed YMCA at the City Market in January 2018, and remains the home of the Indy Bike Hub.

What are the hours of operation?

 Full facility operating hours for the Indy Bike Hub / YMCA at the City Market are:  


Monday-Friday5:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sunday CLOSED

Bicycle Garage Indy Downtown hours are seasonal.  Follow this link for the complete Bicycle Garage Indy Downtown seasonal schedule.

 

General Questions

Where is the Indy Bike Hub / YMCA at the City Market?

The Indy Bike Hub / YMCA at the City Market is located in the East wing of the City Market at 242 East Market Street (map). With our friends and partner, Bicycle Garage Indy, we have a wonderful facility to build you in spirit, mind, and body.

What is the Indy Bike Hub / YMCA at the City Market?

It is an express-style YMCA with additional components geared to bicycle commuting. There are more than 100 safe, secure, indoor bike parking spaces making it easy to commute on your bicycle.

We are a YMCA with a bike twist! In partnership with the City of Indianapolis and Bicycle Garage Indy, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is able to provide a unique facility in the heart of downtown Indianapolis for all your fitness needs. Whether you are a bike commuter looking for a hub to store your bike during the work day, or health seekers looking for a place to jump-start your journey to health and wellbeing, the YMCA at the City Market is your answer.

Stop by for a visit today and see what we have to offer. Work out on our cardio and strength equipment, lift weights in our Free Weight Area, sign-up for Personal Training, or join one of our many Group Exercise classes.

Home to IMPD Bicycle Officers as well as bicycle advocacy organizations such as IndyCog and Bicycle Indiana, the Y at the City Market offers a full-service bike shop by Bicycle Garage Indy. Stop by for repairs, sales, and rentals, plus clinics.

And with secure and safe indoor parking, the YMCA at the City Market is conveniently located next to the historic City Market, which is a great place to grab breakfast or lunch while satisfying the inner “foodie” in you!

Do you have to be a bicyclist to use this YMCA?

NO. As with most YMCA's, we will serve a diverse clientele: the bicycle commuter, the employee seeking a healthier lifestyle before, during or after work, and even families with older children, and seniors.

Amenities

What is included?

Facility features will include: 

  • 19,000 square feet of total space
  • Indoor parking for 148 bicycles
  • Full service bike shop by Bicycle Garage Indy will provide rental bikes, repairs, sales and service
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Strength Equipment
  • Free Weight Equipment
  • Small Group Personal Training Area
  • Free Wellness Coaching
  • Aerobic Studio
  • Cycle Studio
  • Locker Rooms including special 5-suit lockers, steamers, and hair dryers
  • Free Towel Service
  • Free Wallet/Purse Lockers
  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Lounge
  • Convenient access to City Market shops and restaurants
  • Home to IMPD Cycle Patrol and bicycle advocacy groups, Bicycle Indiana and Bike Indianapolis.

Will there be a swimming pool or gym?

Unfortunately, no. There was just not the room for a pool or gym.  All Y- members have access to all other Y's in the city. To get your swim on, here is mileage to other Y's with pools: Irsay Family YMCA (Downtown - 1 mile), Baxter YMCA (south side--8.5 miles), Ransburg YMCA (east side--9 miles), or the Jordan YMCA (north-side-- 10 miles) from the Indy Bike Hub / YMCA at the City Market.

Will there be Child Watch (baby-sitting)?

No, but there is Child Watch at the nearby YMCA @ the Athenaeum. Child Watch for the Athenaeum is M-F, 9 AM-12 PM, M-Th, from 5-8 PM, Sat 9 AM - 12 PM

How much will membership be and what do I get for my membership fees?

If you are interested in finding out pricing for this facility, please call 317.612.3083 and ask for our Membership Specialist. He/she will be able to assist you with all the membership information you need. If you are interested in taking a tour of the facility, just call the number above and set up an appointment.

What type of equipment is available?

Stop by for a visit today and see what we have to offer. Work out on our cardio and strength equipment, lift weights in our Free Weight Area, sign-up for Personal Training, or join one of our many Group Exercise classes.

What kind of amenities will be available in the locker rooms?

We want to make it as convenient as possible to exercise and head off to your day without worry. Amenities include: liquid body/hair soap, towels, hair dryers, clothes steamers and lockers. Daily locker use will be included. For a small additional fee, you can also rent a locker (we provide the lock) to keep the things you need at the Y, without having to drag it all back and forth. The "Commuter Special" locker will feature an extra-large locker that will hold everything you can imagine to commute for a week (up to 5 suits-we measured it!).

Will there be other types of lockers available for rent?

Yes, there will be 1/4 size lockers for rent as well. Locks are provided by the YMCA. Daytime locker use will also be available at no extra charge. Members will need to provide their own locks for daytime locker use.

Membership

Do you have to be a bicyclist to use this YMCA?

NO. As with most YMCA's, we will serve a diverse clientele: the bicycle commuter, the employee seeking a healthier lifestyle before, during or after work, and even families with older children, and seniors.

Where can I sign up for membership?

To sign up for membership you can come in to our facility and speak with our Membership Specialist or you can sign up online at www.indymca.org/city-market.

I just want to store my bike and take a shower. Is there an option to do that?

Yes, we have set up a membership rate just for bike parking and showers. It will include secure, safe, indoor bike parking, showers, towels, and daytime locker storage.

Bike Parking

I just want to store my bike and take a shower. Is there an option to do that?

Yes, we have set up a membership rate just for bike parking and showers. It will include secure, safe, indoor bike parking, showers, towels, and daytime locker storage.

Will you need to provide a lock for your bike?

Yes, members must provide their own lock. U-locks are highly recommended for use in the Saris Stack Racks. U-locks can either be purchased at Bicycle Garage Indy in the hub or you can borrow one from th YMCA in exchange for your membership card.

 

Car Parking

Will there be on-site parking for cars available?

There is a parking garage on the NE corner of Market and New Jersey. On-street parking is also available. Visit this link for more detailed information about parking options.

 

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