IN BikePort Status

BikePort lockers are all functioning (updated 4/2/14).

Please contact us if you find lockers are not working so we can address the issue. Thanks for using IN BikePort.

NOTE: Codes may not work between 3:00 and 3:30 AM (EDT) when codes are being reset. Please be aware that the lockers may not be accessible during that 30 minute window.

Please report any problems with accessing lockers immediately to Connie at 317-777-9630.
If you need to access the lockers when the codes are not working, Call 612-3099 BGI Downtown to have someone come let you in or out of a bike locker with a key. (hours M-F 7 am - 6:30 pm)
 
Alternative:
Park your bike at the Indy Bike Hub YMCA at 242. E Market St., (east wing of Indianapolis City Market)
 
Contact Connie at 317-777-9630 any time you find the lockers don't work for any reason so we can work to fix the problem. Thanks!

Using the Bike Lockers

The purpose of the bicycle lockers is to encourage bicycle commuting in Indianapolis. Bike lockers are to be used for parking bicycles and for day use only. They are not to be used for overnight storage or for storing of personal items. If a Park-by-Phone member uses the IN BikePort lockers to store personal items other than needed for bicycle commuting and bicycle parking, membership will be suspended and items may be removed and discarded. The bicycle lockers were paid for with a grant to encourage bicycle commuting. No other use is allowed. 

Please contact Randy Clark at 317-965-5369 or rclark@bgindy.com Connie Schmucker at 317-777-9630 at cschmucker@bgindy.com if you have a situation that prevents you from retrieving your bike from the locker, requiring it to remain in the locker overnight.

IN BikePort FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

CLICK HERE for IN BikePort FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and Troubleshooting

Downtown Indy Bike Locker Locations / Availability

INBikePort has bike lockers for 42 bikes in downtown Indianapolis. (Click HERE for map of locker locations) With these lockers accessible via cell phone, Indy has the most sophisticated bike parking facilities in the nation! AND THEY ARE FREE TO USE!!*   Request a demo about Indiana BikePort. 

 
IN BikePort locations: (Click HERE for map of locker locations)

1. Indiana Government Center:  Bank A and Bank B located at NW corner of Senate and Ohio Streets.  Bank C is located on the NW corner of Senate and Washington Streets. Click HERE for detailed map of locker locations at IN Government Center. Click HERE for Bank A locker availability. Click HERE for Bank B locker availability. Click HERE for Bank C locker availability. Lockers are FREE to use at IN Government Center.

2. Merchants Garage, 31, S. Meridian Street.  Lockers are located inside the garage just inside the doors near the elevator. Click HERE for locker availability.  *Lockers are currently FREE to use at Merchants Garage. If you are interested in having a locker dedicated only to you on a year-round basis, please contact Connie Schmucker at 317-777-9630.

3. NIFS, 250 University Blvd.  Lockers are located on the south side of the building.  There is a paved connector trail leading to the lockers from the White River Greenway. Click HERE for locker availability. *Lockers at NIFS are currently FREE to use at NIFS. 

Reserving an Indiana BikePort Locker

One of the most convenient features of Indiana BikePort lockers with Park-by-Phone access is you can reserve the locker ahead of time. You can find out which lockers are available, call in your chosen locker location and receive the access code before you leave home. Click here to find out which lockers are available to reserve in the Indiana BikePort system. 

Once you decide which locker, call 888-310-PARK (7275) and follow the prompts to reserve the locker. You'll be provided with an access code to open the locker. Ride to the locker location, type in the access code in the keypad and the locker handle will pop open. Once you've placed your bike in the locker, firmly close the door and latch the handle/lock.

When you want to leave, simply call 888-310-PARK (7275) and follow the prompts to get the second (different) access code to reopen the locker. Once you've retreived your belongings, firmly close the door, latch the handle/lock and the locker will be available for use by someone else!

NOTE: The purpose of the bicycle lockers is to encourage bicycle commuting in Indianapolis. Bike lockers are to be used for parking bicycles and for day use only. They are not to be used for overnight storage or for storing of personal items. If a Park-by-Phone member uses the IN BikePort lockers to store personal items other than needed for bicycle commuting and bicycle parking, membership will be suspended and items may be removed and discarded. The bicycle lockers were paid for with a grant to encourage bicycle commuting. No other use is allowed. 

Please contact Randy Clark at 317-965-5369 or rclark@bgindy.com Connie Schmucker at 317-777-9630 at cschmucker@bgindy.com if you have a situation that prevents you from retrieving your bike from the locker, requiring it to remain in the locker overnight.


Bicycle Commuter Tax Benefit

Click HERE to find out about this exciting development for bicycle commuting.

Why Bike Lockers?

"Unless you have used a bike rack and then used a bike locker, it's hard to imagine how much better life can be." says Tom Sharp, Former Commissioner of INDOT.  Tom knows because he used a bike rack for some time before using the pilot project bike locker that was located on the IN Govt Center campus.

"I have been using the Bike Ports for the last 2 months, and absolutely love it.  It is the only way to park a bike downtown, just park and no worries.  I had recently had a bike stolen from a bike rack downtown, and was ecstatic to see a new opportunity. Thanks."   M. Pipkin, Indianapolis 
 
Under the assumption that you have a bike of some value and that you are a well prepared commuter, here are the steps one must do to hitch up to a bike rack and have some confidence that your bike and its assessories will be there upon your return:

  • You must use a "U" style lock which is heavy and which you must carry with you
  • You will have to remove your front wheel which is more cumbersome these days due to the safety tabs on your front fork
  • Anything of value on your bike that can be removed by a thief will need to be removed by you and taken with you.  For the prepared commuter, this will probably include:  Your greasy seatpost with the seat attached, your cyclometer head unit, any fenders or racks that are like the new style easy-mount products (that also means easy dismount!), your very expensive lighting sytem including the lamp and the battery, and so on .....

With a bike locker, you just roll it in!  Added benefits of a bike locker include the fact that your bike is out of the weather.  Your helmet can be placed in your door mounted bin and outer garments are hung on hooks and left to dry out throughout the day.  Is a bike locker better?...let me count the ways!

Want to see more bike lockers or other bicycle parking solutions?  If you wish to add bicycle parking or storage for your tenants, customers or employees, the BGI Fitness Commercial Division Bicycle Parking Solutions may have just the answer for you. BGI Commercial Division can assist in the selection, design and installation of a solution to fit your needs and budget. From basic parking lot racks to the complete INBikePort Bike Locker System, we will help you with a secure solution that will compliment your site.


INBikePort Introduces Park-By-Phone

INBikePort has constructed a very sophisticated system that will allow users to check in and out of their bike locker by phone.  INBikePort has partnered with CycleSafe, the manufacturer of the bike locker, and Clancy Systems International, a market leader in car parking via phone.

This new system is also fully supported on the web allowing users to determine if and where bike lockers are available.  If available, a bike locker can be reserved over the web so you know that you have a locker prior to starting your commute or recreational outing.  The full implementation of this system makes Indy the most advanced bike parking city in the nation!

Click here to get detailed, step-by-step instructions about how to use the Park-By-Phone system to access INBikePort bicycle lockers

Click here to view video of using Park-by-Phone to access IN BikePort lockers