The Bikeshare program is a little bit complicated. It is designed for short (less than 30 minutes) trips rather than an all day rental. Before you can rent a bike, you need to purchase either a 24-hour pass or an annual pass (2014 prices are $8 for 24 hours or $80 for a year). You can do this online (at https://www.pacersbikeshare.org) or at any of the bicycle kiosks. Once you have a pass, you can check out a bike at any kiosk for no charge. If you return it to any kiosk within 30 minutes, there is no additional charge. If you keep it out longer than 30 minutes, the first additional half hour costs two dollars. Each additional after that costs four dollars. The maximum charge per calendar day is 75 dollars. If you keep if longer than 24 hours it is considered stolen. You can do multiple rentals at no additional charge as long as you keep each one under 30 minutes. Before you rent one of these bikes, be sure to check out all the fine print in the Bikeshare user agreement. Some of the items that are in there include:
- You are the only rider - You can't loan it out to anyone else.
- You are at least 18 and know how to ride a bike.
- You cannot take it outside of Marion county.
- You won't use it for racing, off-road riding or performing stunts.
- You will keep the bike locked when unattended.
Click here for a map which shows all of the locations. The program has a total of 250 bikes at 25 locations. You can find bike rental kiosks near these popular downtown sites:
- Bankers Life Fieldhouse
- Monument Circle
- Circle Center Mall
- Indiana Convention Center
- Victory Field
- Indiana State Museum
- Eiteljorg Museum
- NCAA Hall of Champions
- Marion County Library
- Old National Centre
- City Market