Inside Track: Pedal & Park a Perk for Cyclists

Bicycles have become a ubiquitous part of life in Indianapolis of late, and the trend is finding its way to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. May Madness reported last week that pedicabs are giving foot-weary walkers relief inside the IMS confines, and, with the Pedal and Park program, race-goers are finding bikes to be a good way to cut out parking hassles and/or long slogs from distant parking spots.

Since IMS doesn’t permit bicycles inside the track confines, Pedal and Park has set up an attendant-manned bicycle corral just two blocks south of the Speedway, at 1111 Polco Street.

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The corral will be staffed on Sunday from 6 a.m. until an hour after the race. West 10th Street from White River Parkway to Lynhurst Avenue will be closed to car traffic to allow emergency-vehicle access, but the route remains open to cyclists, making for a clear and easy stretch to and from the Pedal and Park setup.

Now that’s a plan we can get wheelie excited about.

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