How to get to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Indy 500 race day without a car


It really is been three decades because the Indianapolis 500 has found the variety of individuals and vehicles it will see future weekend.

If you never want to be a single of those thousands of personal automobiles, you have solutions.

While the green flag will not likely wave until eventually a minimal in advance of 1 p.m., the Indianapolis Motor Speedway endorses admirers get to the gate closest to their seats by 10 a.m. Starting at 11 a.m., 16th Road will be closed from Olin Avenue to the roundabout at Most important Avenue.

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Below are a several means you may be capable to get to the speedway sans-vehicle on race day.

Fans park along a street in front of the 16th Street entrance to the track before the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 23, 2020. This year's race takes place without fans allowed inside the track due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enthusiasts park along a road in entrance of the 16th Road entrance to the keep track of prior to the 104th working of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 23, 2020. This year’s race requires spot with out fans permitted inside of the keep track of owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Shuttle

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is bringing back its round excursion shuttle company, which was not an alternative final calendar year.

One shuttle pass charges $50, which riders can purchase ahead of time at indianapolismotorspeedway.com — IMS prefers that — or at the pickup destinations: the Indianapolis Worldwide Airport and Gate Ten Gatherings & Parking, located across from Lucas Oil Stadium downtown. (Warning: It will also value $10 and $15 to park at these areas, respectively. Provide income for parking, card for shuttle passes.)

The shuttles will operate to the track from 7 a.m. to noon and drop people today off at the Main Gate parking ton across from Gate 2, located on the south stop of the facility. That’s in which they can satisfy the shuttle yet again to head household, beginning with 50 laps to go and continuing for two hrs right after the checkered flag.

Get a rideshare or taxi

If you happen to be having an Uber or Lyft or having dropped off by a pal, they will acquire you to the Most important Gate parking lot. Taxicabs will drop you off at the corner of 10th and Polco streets. Immediately after the race, you can get picked up at 10th and Polco.

Rally is a constitution bus trip-share plan that picks up from 44 destinations close to Indiana and 11 extra in neighboring states, as far as Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A experience only receives confirmed when plenty of people indicator up, normally 25 (in any other case, you will get a refund). From Marion and encompassing counties, tickets have topped $110 spherical-excursion.

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Until finally noon May 23, the Coloured Speedway Affiliation is offering tickets for constitution bus provider from a number of Walmart locations — in Indianapolis, from 3221 W. 86th St. and 4650 S. Emerson Avenue. Tickets are at this time $255 for grown ups and $235 for kids under 16 — a substantial markup from $60 and $30 very last year. These include things like a trip back again to the Walmart.

VJ Collins, head of the affiliation, reported a blend of factors contributed to the drastic increase: fuel prices, a significant, pandemic-connected driver shortage and fewer charter bus corporations to discount with.

“The bus activity is kind of tricky appropriate now,” he mentioned.

Bike to the 500

You and your family could trip bikes to the Indy500 with hundreds of others — and a police escort.

This 12 months, Bicycle Indianapolis’ Bicycle to the 500 party will start at the new AMP marketplace at 16 Tech on the northwest side.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m., cyclists can gas up at the AMP and depart at 9:30 a.m. as a single significant group for the 6-mile trek. You will not require a lock — cyclists can park their bikes outside Gate 1, where by they will be monitored right until 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $17.50 in advance and $25 the working day of the occasion. Children can experience free with an adult.

Though there just isn’t an official escort back again residence, some seasoned riders will manage and lead smaller teams back again downtown in the initially 30 minutes soon after the checkered flag.

What about scooters?

Skip it. The city of Speedway outlaws electric scooters, and they are not allowed within IMS.

While IndyGo has quite a few bus routes that generally border IMS — Routes 10, 15 and 25 — all those routes will be detoured on race working day due to highway constraints by law enforcement.

Get hold of IndyStar transportation reporter Kayla Dwyer at kdw
yer@indystar.com or adhere to her on Twitter @kayla_dwyer17

This write-up initially appeared on Indianapolis Star: Indianapolis 500: How to get to IMS on race working day if you might be not driving





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