Bike to work

Experienced bike commuters will lead “bike trains” all over the city on Friday to celebrate the third annual Car Free Day Indy celebration, sponsored by Commuter Connect.

The day is designed to encourage all forms of sustainable transportation.

Mayor Joe Hogsett also plans to participate starting at 7 a.m. at Freewheelin’ Bikes, 3355 Central Ave., to head to Cummins Plaza.

The day includes two events. The first will last from 7 to 9 a.m. at Cummins Plaza, 301 E. Market St. The second is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Monument Circle. Both will feature free music and food while it lasts.

Starting times and locations of bike trains can be found by clicking here.

Residents who sign the online pledge www.carfreedayindy.com/pledge to carpool, vanpool, bike, take a bus, walk, or scooter on Friday will be entered to win great prizes, including $250 gift cards, and suite tickets to the Colts-Dolphins game.

Commuter Connect’s free matchmaking tool can help locate carpools and vanpools with open spots.

The event is sponsored by Commuter Connect, a federally-funded service designed to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion.

Participating sponsors include BlueIndy, Browning, Butler University Center for Urban Ecology, Citizens Energy Group, Cummins, Indy Chamber, Indy Hub, IndyGo, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Salesforce, IUPUI, Eskenazi Health, Emmis, and the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.

Rob Burgess, News Editor at NUVO Newsweekly, can be reached by email at rburgess@nuvo.net, by phone at 317-808-4614 or on Twitter @robaburg.

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