INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Friday is bike to work day so you won't have to reach for the gas pump.
The event is expecting to see 1,500 people riding. Last year was a record setting year with close to 800 riders.
Bike to work kicked off at 6:30 a.m. Friday morning.
Participants will meet at 14 different parts around the city and ride in together, including city market, and an additional 2,000 riders will be riding into work. Riders will meet up Friday evening at Market Street and ride home.
INDYCOG is the cities bicycle advocacy group. Indycog says with all the additions of bike lanes and the cultural trail, this is the friendliest to bicycles the city has ever been and they hope people take advantage.
"Studies have shown that the safer the facilities the more people will ride just like in other parts of the U.S. and other countries. If the facilities are really safe, just like the cultural trail here in Indianapolis. People ride at a much higher rate," Kevin Whited, executive director of INDYCOG tells 24-Hour News 8 about growing the cities bicycle access.
"We have more that come downtown. We usually have about a thousand, little over a thousand but not everyone registers and our goal is to really have everyone register so we know who's commuting and how many people. It's important to measure. If we can measure than we can ask for more infrastructure, ask for more programming things like that."
Events are planned throughout the day and include a free lunch and learn event at the Indy bike hub.
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