On Saturday, May 16th, more than 700 bicyclists showed up to join Mayor Ballard on a bicycle ride highlighting the bike lanes along New York and Michigan streets. Shortly after the group took off from Veteran’s Memorial Plaza rain started to fall, but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the bicyclists.

In looking out on the sea of bicyclists, Mayor Ballard said "This is a beautiful sight.….My goal is to make Indianapolis as bicycle-friendly as possible."

Bicycle Garage Indy President and Founder Randy Clark presented Mayor Ballard with two framed Indy BikeWays maps with hundreds of bicyclists signatures collected at BGI’s stores. (Thanks to BGI customers for signing the maps!)

Mayor Ballard rode the 10 mile loop with everyone and had a great time! And after everyone returned to the start location the rain ended and sun began to shine. The show of support for Mayor Ballard’s efforts to make Indianapolis a bicycle-friendly city will only continue to fuel his enthusiasm to make the SustainIndy BikeWays plan a reality.

Bicycle Garage was involved not only as a major sponsor of this event but served as an intregal part of the planning committee and strong supporter of the SustainIndy BikeWays plan.

Connie Szabo Schmucker
Advocacy Director
Bicycle Garage Indy