Tour Indy’s historic Near Eastside by bike on July 31

Guided bike tour travels on Pogue’s Run Trail through historic neighborhoods and parks.

Explore the history of Indy’s Near Eastside, from the 1880s to today, on a leisurely guided bike tour hosted by Indiana Landmarks and Pogue’s Run Waterway Committee. Tourgoers will travel on and around the newly completed Pogue’s Run Trail through some of the city’s charming historic neighborhoods, including Cottage Home Historic District and Windsor Park, and bike historic greenways to visit Brookside Park, Spades Park, and Highland Park, key components of George Kessler’s 1909 Park and Boulevard System, listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Covering approximately 6.5 miles by bicycle over 3.5 hours, tour groups will stop along the way for an inside look at significant sites including the 1912 Spades Park branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, one of two Carnegie libraries in Indianapolis still used for their original purpose, and an 1890 private residence design by prominent local architecture firm Vonnegut & Bohn.

This outdoor bike tour departs from Fletcher Park, 1429 E Brookside Ave, Indianapolis, and requires an intermediate or moderate biking skill level to navigate some street riding and incline along the route. Indianapolis. Tourgoers should bring their own bicycles and safety equipment to participate. Need a bike for the day? Downtown area bike rentals are available through Pacers Indiana Bikeshare. The closest docking station is located at 1205 Brookside Ave.

WHAT: History Along Pogue’s Run Bike Tour

WHEN: Sunday, July 21. (3.5-hour tours leave every 15 minutes from 10 to 11:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Fletcher Park, 1429 E Brookside Ave, Indianapolis (ticket buyers will receive directions on where to meet)

COST: $35/general public (ages 16 and up); $30/Indiana Landmarks member (ages 16 and up)

TICKETS: or by calling 317-639-4534

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Kasey Zronek, Director of Heritage Experiences, Indiana Landmarks, 317-822-7950,

Mindi Woolman, Director of Communications and Marketing, Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534,

Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, strengthens connections to our diverse heritage, and saves meaningful places. With nine offices located throughout the state, Indiana Landmarks helps people rescue endangered landmarks and restore historic neighborhoods and downtowns. People who join Indiana Landmarks receive its bimonthly magazine, Indiana Preservation. For more information on the not-for-profit organization, call 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534, or visit

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