Biking

Miles of nature to be explored on two wheels.

Explore Miles of Roads and Trails

Indianapolis’ biking paths are uniquely centered in and around the banks of the White River. Many of our parks and destinations are friendly and fun for all types of biking.

White River Greenway (Indianapolis)

The White River Greenway follows the river for nearly 7 miles. Along its downtown stretch you’ll catch some of the best views of the Indy skyline you can find along with views of all the wildlife the river has to offer!

White River Greenway (Noblesville)

The White River Greenway in Noblesville connects Forest Park in downtown Noblesville to Potter’s Bridge Park. This paved path is accessible and allows for biking, running and in-line skating – all with great views of the river.

Central Canal Towpath

This 7.7 mile crushed limestone trail connects the popular Monon Trail in Broad Ripple Village with the White River Greenway in Riverside Park. While traveling along the tree-lined path you’ll likely encounter a variety of wildlife, from ducks and turtles to blue heron and geese.

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

This world-renowned eight mile dedicated trail through downtown Indianapolis connects major attractions like White River State Park, Indiana Convention Center, and the Downtown Canal Walk with the cultural districts of Mass Ave, Fountain Square, and Indiana Avenue. You’ll find a variety of programming as well, from live music to outdoor workouts.

Parks with Trail Activities

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail

World-class urban greenway connecting all Downtown Indy has to offer.

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Urban Wilderness Trail

Nature trail through floodplain wildlife habitat in the heart of the city.

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Central Canal Towpath

Trail alongside historic canal waterway linking Broad Ripple Village with Newfields and Riverside Park.

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White River Greenway (Indianapolis)

Paved trail following the river in Indianapolis

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White River Greenway (Noblesville)

Paved trail through the floodplain forest in Noblesville

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Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park

100 acres to enjoy art and nature.

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Blickman Educational Trail Park

Riverfront trails connecting Marott and Holliday Parks.

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Strawtown Koteewi Park

For family adventure in every season, Strawtown Koteewi Park is a MUST see park.

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Potter’s Bridge Park

To see the only covered bridge in Hamilton County, visit Potter’s Bridge Park.

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Forest Park

Filled with attractions and activities, Forest Park is a destination for the entire family!

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Prather Park

River Road Park is a park that includes something for everyone.

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River Heritage Park

Visit River Heritage Park’s accessible playground and more.

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Nonie Werbe Krauss Nature Preserve

Visit for a quiet natural escape.

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Hazel Landing Park

Actively reconnect with nature at Hazel Landing Park.

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Heritage Park at White River

Visit this park with your family to explore the beautiful gardens and the Historic Ambassador House.

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Town Run Trail Park

Pack your bike and go to Town Run Trail Park.

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Oliver’s Woods

This nature preserve offers a quiet pace amongst the busy shopping & business district of Keystone at the Crossing.

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Marott Woods Nature Preserve

This small, wooded park includes a nature preserve, spring wildflowers and is perfect for birdwatching.

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Holliday Park

For a nature immersion within the city, visit Holliday Park.

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Broad Ripple Park

A dog park, outdoor pool, walking trails, great playgrounds for kids, and more all along the White River.

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Holcomb Gardens

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Riverside Park

Get active! Golf, launch a boat, enjoy the courts all within Riverside Park’s 860+ acres.

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White River State Park

For an urban park offering world-class attractions, visit White River State Park!

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Southwestway Park

Southwestway Park is the perfect park for families looking to stay active!

Mountain Biking

There are two parks on the White River with great mountain biking trails:

Town Run Trail Park

A popular mountain biking destination located at the Hamilton/Marion County line. The free public park offers over 6 miles of singletrack trails that wind through woods and over creeks, providing a fun and challenging experience for riders of all skill levels.

The park has a variety of trails, ranging from beginner-friendly to advanced, so there’s something for everyone. The trails are well-marked and maintained, with bridges and boardwalks to help riders navigate over water and muddy sections. Some of the more advanced trails include technical features such as jumps, drops and rock gardens.

One of the highlights of the park is the “rollercoaster” section, which features a series of steep drops and climbs that provide an exhilarating ride for more experienced riders. There’s also a skills area near the parking lot that includes various obstacles for riders to practice on.

In addition to mountain biking, Town Run Trail Park also offers hiking, trail running and birdwatching opportunities. The park has parking areas as well as restroom facilities and picnic tables.

Southwestway Park

A popular destination for mountain bikers located on the southwest side of Indy. The park offers over 10 miles of multi-use trails that wind through forests and open fields, providing riders of all levels with a fun and challenging experience.

The trails at Southwestway Park range from easy to difficult, with a variety of features to keep things interesting. There are smooth, flowing sections that are perfect for beginners, as well as more technical sections with rocks, roots, and other obstacles for more experienced riders. There are also several steep climbs and descents that provide a good workout.

The park’s trail system is well-marked and maintained, with bridges and boardwalks to help riders navigate over water and muddy sections. There’s also a skills area near the parking lot where riders can practice their moves and get warmed up before hitting the trails.

One of the highlights of Southwestway Park is the XC Trail, which is a 5-mile loop that features some of the park’s most technical terrain. The trail includes several rock gardens, drops and tight turns, making it a fun and challenging ride for experienced riders.

In addition to mountain biking, Southwestway Park also offers hiking, trail running and horseback riding opportunities. There are parking areas as well as restroom facilities and picnic tables.

Regulations

Both Town Run Trail Park and Southwestway Park are open dawn to dusk every day.

Greenway trails in Marion County are open 24 hours while those in Hamilton County are generally sunrise to sunset.

E-scooters are generally not permitted on trails.

Outfitters & Rentals

Pacer's Bike Share
Pacer’s Bike Share

With several stations at parks, trails, and attractions along the White River in Indianapolis, Pacer’s Bikeshare is Indy’s B-cycle point-to-point bike sharing system. Adaptive options are available for those who aren’t able to use a traditional two-wheeled bike with special arrangements

Pedego E-Bike Rentals
Pedego E-Bike Rentals

Want the ease of an electric bike? Pedego Carmel offers general e-bike hourly and daily rentals as well as a self-guided White River loop tour.

Wheel Fun Rentals at White River State Park
Wheel Fun Rentals at White River State Park

Rent a bike (for 1 to 4 people!) to peddle around the downtown trails, or paddle on a pedalboat or kayak in the Downtown Canalwalk.

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