Indianapolis is rapidly becoming a bicycle friendly city with the Cultural Trail, Indy Greenways and with 60+ miles of the SustainIndy BikeWays plan to be completed in 2011(200+ mile bike lane plan). In order to help support the needs of the bicyclists using these facilities and those who want to commute by bicycle to downtown Indianapolis, the city of Indianapolis dedicated funding n 2009 toward developing a bicycle commuter facility in the east wing of the City Market.
The Indy Bike Hub YMCA (now Indy Bik Hub / YMCA at the City Market) is a facility to support bicycle commuters with secure indoor bicycle parking, locker rooms, showers, full service bicycle shop and full service fitness center. The City of Indianapolis recognized the need for this type of facility and has enlisted the expertise of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to operate and manage the facility. Bicycle Garage Indy is a partner in this project, bringing bicycle expertise to this project.
|What is the Indy Bike Hub / YMCA at the City Market? |
The east wing of Indianapolis City Market is the site of a unique bicycle parking and fitness facility, the first of its kind in the country: Indy Bike Hub YMCA - a bicycle commuter hub and YMCA at the City Market - a full fitness facility. This facility supports bicycle commuters with secure indoor bicycle parking, locker rooms, showers, full service bicycle shop (offering bicycle accessories, bicycle repairs and service and bicycle rentals) and provides downtown Indianapolis workers, residents and visitors with a full service fitness center.
The Indy Bike Hub / YMCA at the City Market eliminates the largest hurdles for potential bicycle commuters: the need for secure bicycle parking, the opportunity to shower and change into work clothes and a place to store bicycle clothing while at work.
|Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard accepts Indianapolis's first Bicycle Friendly Community designation from League of American Bicyclists President Andy Clarke|