Bicycle Garage Indy (BGI) is pleased to announce a partnership with ActiveIndy Tours. ActiveIndy Tours offers daily, guided walking, running and biking tours of Indianapolis that are conducted at a casual pace and are perfect for all ages. Tours are designed to showcase the best history, public art and hidden surprises Indianapolis has to offer while offering the health benefits of moderate physical activity at the same time.
Bicycle Garage Indy will serve as the rental bike provider and promote the joint venture to BGI customers. In addition, at BGI Downtown location inside the Indy Bike Hub YMCA, there will a display of Active Indy Tours materials.
Founded by hospitality industry veteran and healthy living advocate Nathan Smurdon, ActiveIndy Tours believes that the best way to experience Indianapolis is by taking a tour conducted at "human pace." Walking, biking & running allow tour participants the best opportunity to fully appreciate the sights that make our city so great.
"I saw an opportunity to combine a love for Indianapolis, it's stories and history with a passion for living a healthy lifestyle. Ultimately my hope is that through our tours we encourage people to come out and learn more about our city in a healthy and sustainable way,” Nathan Smurdon, owner and founder of ActiveIndy Tours. "For individuals that don't have a bicycle but want to take one of our biking tours, I'm thrilled to be able to partner with Bicycle Garage Indy at their downtown location inside the Indy Bike Hub YMCA at Indianapolis City Market. Through their decades of service to our bicycling community, they exemplify the impact local businesses can have on the quality of life in our city."
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Nathan and ActiveIndy Tours on this new venture. The more people exposed to the joy of bicycling helps make our business stronger. In addition, this partnership will draw more people to our downtown location, raise awareness of the high quality of our rental bike fleet and bring more people to the Indy Bike Hub YMCA to experience this unique facility,” Randy Clark, President and Founder, Bicycle Garage Indy.
Standard guided bike tours are 2.5 – 3 hours in length and are priced at $45-50/person. Tours depart from the Indy Bike Hub YMCA on the east side of historic City Market. Custom bike tours are available upon request.
Bicycle Garage Indy also offers top-of-the line Giant bicycles to rent for on-your-own exploring. The rental fleet includes bicycles for every type of riding, perfect to explore Indy with family, friends and out-of-town guests. Rental rates are based on the type of bike and length of rental. All rental bicycles are checked and maintained by Bicycle Garage Indy’s professional service staff. Bicycles can be rented from all three Bicycle Garage Indy locations.