YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
Who is YMCA of Greater Indianapolis?
This commitment is accomplished through building strong relationships with and among our members, valuing and modeling core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, and striving to build a healthier community in partnership with other organizations.
Why is YMCA of Greater Indianapolis involved in this project?
"The opening of the Indy Bike Hub YMCA (now named YMCA at the City Market) ties in with one of the Y's long-range vision goals to be one of the top 10 healthiest cities by 2025," said Eric Ellsworth, President/CEO, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. "Initially we hope this new facility will encourage downtown employees to increase their bicycle commuting to work, but in the long run we hope the excitement of cycling will spread throughout the city and help increase physical activity for local residents."
Bicycle Garage Indy
Who is Bicycle Garage Indy?
Established in 1983, Bicycle Garage Indy promotes and supports healthy lifestyle changes in the Central Indiana community by providing a retail experience that "wows" its customers and delivering the following value-added services, 1) educating customers about how to use its products for a healthier lifestyle; 2) building excitement for the use of its products and providing the motivation for a healthier lifestyle, and 3) expanding the opportunities for a healthy lifestyle by increasing the venues for safe and fun cycling. BGI Fitness offers unparalleled customer service, broad equipment and accessory selection and excels in providing the right equipment that will help our customers achieve their exercise goals. For more information about Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness, visit www.bgindy.com (Bicycle Garage Indy) and www.bgifitness.com (BGI Fitness) or call 317-842-4140 (BGI North) or 317-885-7194 (BGI South).
Randy Clark, President and Founder of Bicycle Garage Indy, and Connie Szabo Schmucker, Advocacy Director for BGI, sit on the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council. Bicycle Garage Indy has been the recipient of BRAIN Retail Advocate of the Year (2008), Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Business from League of American Bicyclists (2009) and NUVO Cultural Vision Award (2011) in recognition of BGI's advocacy efforts in Indianapolis.
SustainIndy - City of Indianapolis
Who are we?
Mayor Ballard is serious about sustainability, and SustainIndy is his bold and innovative enterprise for making Indianapolis more sustainable. The initiative is an action-based organization focused on reducing the environmental impact of city operations, working with private partners and helping pave the way for green economic development.
Why is the City of Indianapolis involved with this project?
"We are making great strides to make Indianapolis a more bicycle-friendly city. By the end of 2011, we will have more than doubled the miles of bike lanes in Indianapolis - from 30 to 63. Creating a designated space on the road for bicycles makes it more convenient and safer for bicyclists to get around the City and promotes a healthier lifestyle for our residents." - Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard
In the past, people wanting to commute by bicycle to jobs downtown have been without showers and the ability to have appropriate clothes for the work day; the Bike Hub has broken down these barriers. This facility allows people to use the growing network of on street bike lanes and greenways, to arrive at work worry free. The Office of Sustainability promotes bicycling as a healthy and green mode of transportation, and will continue to support efforts to make it the easy choice.
Indianapolis City Market
Who is the Indianapolis City Market?
The Indianapolis City Market feeds the community and our guests by offering distinct foods, products and services in an environment that preserves and perpetuates Central Indiana's agricultural, architectural and cultural history.
Why is the Indianapolis City Market Involved in this project?
"Indianapolis City Market is pleased to partner with Indy Bike Hub / YMCA at the City Market in fostering positive change in the growth and development of the city's east side for its residents and visitors. Such initiatives raise the bar for healthy lifestyle engagement and attract commerce and talent to our wonderfully evolving city." Stevi Stoesz, Director of Business Development and Public Relations