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Bike to the 500

Program Information

Tired of waiting in traffic to get to the race? Want to have a fun time with family and friends? Want to discover an alternative way to commute to the track on Race Day? Say no more! We’ve got you covered with Bike to the 500 presented by Bike Indianapolis, a route that gets you straight to the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge without the hassle of traffic.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bike Indianapolis, and IU Health Momentum Indy have collaborated to offer race fans a safe and healthy commute to the Speedway on Race Day through Bike to the 500. The Race Day commute starts at the AMP at 16 Tech and follows a police escort to the track, where cyclists will then park their bike in a gated and monitored corral just outside the famed Gate 1. This is as close as it gets to all of Race Day’s most exciting action!

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Interested in volunteering for Bike to the 500? Register Here

Volunteers are needed for the following roles:

Event Set up: Assist with setup of bike racks and registration area. Time commitment: 45 mins.

Registration: Check-in pre-registered participants, assist with same day registration, tag bikes for valet bike parking and provide event information. Time Commitment: 3.5 hours

Bike Rental: Oversee bike rentals including check-in and bike distribution. Time Commitment: 3.5 hours

Ride Marshals: Provide guidance during the ride providing reminders to obey the rules, especially staying in the designated lane. Assist in filling gaps, encouraging riders to stay together. Uniformed bicycle patrol officers will do the heavy lifting on this. Reflective vests will be provided.

  • Early Bird Ride: Time Commitment: 1.5 hours
  • 9:30 Ride: Time Commitment: 1.5 hours
  • Both Rides: Time Commitment: 4 hours

Valet Bike Parking Attendants: Check riders in & out of the bike parking area (at the Track) and watch the bikes for safety. Time Commitment: 3 hours

Post Event Ride Leaders: Lead groups of participants back to the AMP after the race. Route will be provided. Time Commitment: 1 hour

Event Tear Down: Disassemble bike racks and registration area. Time Commitment: ½ hour

Event Schedule

6:00 AM to 9:00: Bike to the 500 Registration is Open
7:15 AM: Early Ride Safety Briefing
7:30 AM: Early Ride Departure from the AMP
9:15 AM: Late Ride Safety Briefing
9:30 AM: Late Ride Departure from the AMP

Post Race Guided Rides back to the AMP:
Group A: 1/2 hour after Checkered Flag
Group B: 1 hour after Checkered Flag
Group C: 1 1/2 hours after Checkered Flag.


Tips for safe riding

Although this is a fun event, the safety of all our riders is our priority. Here are a few tips to practice safe riding on Race Day!

Pay attention to volunteers and your surroundings: Volunteers will be stationed throughout the route, including at the starting location and at bike parking. Volunteers will be there to assist riders with any questions or concerns they may have. Pay attention to these people because they will be instructing you throughout the route.

Hazards: Pay attention to the road. You never know when there will be a pothole, debris or anything blocking your path in the road. If you see something, say something!

Wear proper clothing: Depending on the weather for Race Day, come prepared with the appropriate gear that will make your ride comfortable. Some items to consider are: Sunglasses, sunblock, light rain jacket and a water bottle. Don’t forget to wear proper athletic shoes as well, since you will be riding and walking around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Wear a helmet: It is strongly encouraged for all riders participating in Bike to the 500 to wear a helmet. A helmet reduces the chances of a head injury when involved in an accident.

Food/water: Make sure to have snacks and water. Both are available for purchase at event registration at the AMP.

Check your bike before arrival: Use the ABC Quick Check to make sure your bike is ready and safe to ride.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a limited number of bikes available to rent. To reserve a bike, select the add-on during ticket selection. Only 25 available: First come first serve. We are also partnering with Pedego Indy for e-bike rentals. More information to come.

To reserve an E-bike, click this link and select "May 26th" for bike rental options. E-bike pick up & drop off will occur at their location at 850 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 125, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Bottleworks District). A guided ride (approximately 3 miles) will get you to The Amp to check in and be ready for the 9:30 ride start.

Bike to the 500 tickets can be purchased for $25 up to the day before and day of ticket price increases to $30.

It is strongly encouraged for all riders participating in Bike to the 500 to wear a helmet. A helmet reduces the chances of a head injury when involved in an accident.

Getting to: The AMP at 16 Tech is located just off Indiana Avenue on Waterway Boulevard. (1220 Waterway Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46202) Bike riders can use the White River Trail to get to Waterway Drive. If you prefer to drive, there is plenty of parking available at 16 Tech including Free surface area parking and paid garage parking.

Children 15 years and younger are free with an adult ticket purchase.

If you have any questions, contact

Yes. If you would like to utilize our gated monitored bike parking, you need to purchase a "Park without Ride" ticket, available before the event for $15 ($20 cash only on race day). The Bike parking corral opens at 7:30 am.

The Bike to the 500 event will happen unless IMS postpones the race to another day. If the race is held on a different day, there will be no Bike to the 500. Please know that no refunds will be paid for any reason. The money goes to support the activities of Bike Indianapolis.

Please review IMS website for official gate rules and regulations here.