We are excited to announce that after temporarily suspending our bicycle focused programming back in early March, the below outlines our re-launch plan for each of our following programs in accordance with the health and safety guidelines set forth by the CDC, Indiana State Department of Health, and the City of Indianapolis.
Kids Building Bikes
Beginning the week of June 29th, previously scheduled Kids Building Bikes classes will begin at park and community center programming sites across Indianapolis. Due to the smaller group sizes, this program allows us to implement health and safety protocols that ensure the safety of participants and our instructors.
The first of our ExploreIndy Rides will relaunch on Saturday, July 11th in partnership with Indy Parks. These rides are free and allow kids and their families to enjoy a casually paced, guided bicycle ride designed to explore Indianapolis. Group sizes will remain small and participants will be requested to remain socially distanced to ensure the health and safety of all involved. Registration is required through the Indy Parks website.
Guided city bicycle tours conducted by ActiveIndy Tours will once again be offered on a daily basis starting on Sunday July 12th. Capacity for individual tours will be limited and our storytelling stops will be conducted in large areas that allow for social distancing during the tour. As always, tour proceeds benefit Nine13sports programming – tour reservations can be made at www.activeindytours.com
Kids Riding Bikes
Because Kids Riding Bikes is primarily delivered in schools during the PE class time, we will continue work alongside individual school districts over the coming weeks to evaluate the best path for bringing our most popular program back to the kids this fall.
While we are very much looking forward to bringing our bicycle programming back to kids and their families here in central Indiana, the health and safety of all participants and our staff is paramount. With that in mind, all dates and timelines are subject to change based on health officials’ recommendations and guidelines.
As we restart our bicycle related programming, we remain committed to continuing the work to help address food insecurity in our community for as long as our resources are needed. We are thankful for our new partners at Gleaners Food Bank and Second Helpings and look forward to continuing to work alongside them as we have done since late March.