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2018 Bike to the 500

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Indianapolis City Market

222 East Market Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Don't sit in traffic when you can pedal past the crowds on a police escorted route to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Join us at the Indianapolis City Market on Sunday, May 27th and Bike to the 500!

The fun starts at 7:00am on the east plaza of the City Market. Prep for your four mile bicycle ride with music, food, drinks, and family fun! The party leaves downtown at 9:30. Ride with several hundred others from downtown to the grounds of Daredevil Brewing Company where your bicycle will be parked and monitored while you enjoy the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

After the race, you can wait out the traffic at the post race festival in the Daredevil parking lot where you can purchase food and drink.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event.*

Grab some food, a few more drinks and let the traffic clear out before heading back downtown. You can do all of this back at Daredevil after the race. Bike parking becomes unattended at 6:00pm. Please plan to collect your bike by then.

*The ticket price ensures a safe ride to the event, secure bike parking all day and supports IndyCog in its mission to make more bike riders in central Indiana. Return trips from the IMS are not supported, but groups will depart beginning 45 minutes after the race ends.


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is an all ages event. Kids 17 and under are free with the purchase of at least one adult ticket.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Getting to: City Market is located directly off of the Cultural Trail making it easily accessible for those arriving by bicycle. If you are coming from outside of downtown and prefer to drive, there is plenty of street parking available (meters are free on Sunday) as well as several parking garages nearby.

Coming from Speedway: Because people leave the race at various times, there will not be an officially sanctioned ride home. Riders are encouraged to arrange with fellow riders to leave as a group. Daredevil Brewing will be hosting an after party to allow riders the chance to wait for traffic to disperse before heading back downtown.

What kind of bike do I need?

This is an approximately four mile ride on city streets. As long as your bike is in good working condition with brakes that can stop you, it will get you there. The ride is not a race. We will be riding through standing automobile traffic for most of the route so speed will not be an option. If you have a choice, bring a bike with a kickstand for parking.

Do I need a helmet?

Yes. Riders are required to wear helmets during the brief ride to Speedway.

What can I bring into the event?

Please review the IMS's website for official gate rules and regulations here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. As long as you've purchased a ticket through Eventbrite, we will be able to check you in without needing a printed copy. However, the checkin process will be much faster if you have your ticket, or the electronic version on your phone.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes but the new attendee will then need to fill out a new waiver in person.

What are the food and beverage options?

Food and drinks will be available for purchase onsite through select City Market vendors.

Can I tailgate?

Yes! Although we will not have a beer garden at City Market this year, there will be food and entertainment. Due to excise laws, beer purchased offsite cannot be consumed on Daredevil's property. Please save any beer you bring or purchase downtown to consume once you get inside the IMS.

How can I avoid long lines the day of the event?

Great question! Afterall, you're riding your bike to avoid long lines, right? To expedite the check in process, please pick up your packet at one of our pre-race day locations. Packet pickups will be scheduled at Daredevil Brewing Company in Speedway and at Tomlinson Tap Room in the City Market. We'll send you notification when these are set. Early pickup will also make you eligible for special prizes.

What if I want to ride to the track on my own?

You can do that, but you will still have to purchase a Bike to the 500 ticket. Just ride directly to Daredevil. Bike parking will begin at 10:00. You must retrieve your bike by 6:00.

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Indianapolis City Market

222 East Market Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

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