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Indianapolis Bikeshare Launches Today

The bikeshare program includes 250 bicycles at 25 stations in downtown Indianapolis.

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Photo: Pacers Bikeshare

The bikeshare program costs $8 per day or an $80 for an annual membership.

Indianapolis’ Pacers Bikeshare in the city’s downtown starts today.

It includes 25 stations and 250 bicycles.

The program costs $8 per day or $80 per year for a membership. The first 30 minutes of checkout is included. It is $2 for 30-60 minutes and $4 for every 30 additional minutes after that.

The Indianapolis Star reports on how the program is being funded:

The Pacers name? That’s due to an undisclosed financial contribution from the Simon family, who owns the Indiana Pacers. Indy’s bikeshare is the first in the nation to be connected to a professional sports team, said Kären Haley, executive director of the Cultural Trail.

The Herbert Simon Family Foundation funded the startup costs and will fund the ongoing operations. Another $1 million was given by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The bikeshare stations are open from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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