Businesses, friends and/or families are forming teams of eight to race in pedal boats on a portion of the Canal. The goal is to have 16 or more teams participate.
Races will start at 5 p.m. and are structured with four team members starting near the Ohio Street bridge, pedaling and paddling to the New York Street bridge to switch places with the four remaining team members to race back to the start. The single-elimination bracket will narrow down Indy’s best and culminate in a championship race between the top two teams. The event should conclude by 6:30 p.m.
The winning team receives the Grand Prize: Eight tickets to the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line; eight Wheel Fun pedal boat rentals and eight VIP Sunset on the Canal experiences to see Grease.
All spectators are invited to come to the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center – Canal level (Brickyard Pit Stop Paddle HQ) for DJ, food options from Hoaglin To Go and a bar from 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Registration for Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Brickyard Pit Stop Paddle is $80/team (or $70 for Downtown Indy, Inc. members using code DIIMEMBER). Teams are comprised of eight members. All proceeds benefit Downtown beautification and décor.
Indy Film Fest and Downtown Indy, Inc. have partnered again for Sunset Cinema on the Canal. Everyone is invited to watch FREE outdoor movies along the Canal one Thursday per month, May – August. A large movie screen will be located on the north end of the Canal near the Admiral Spruance Basin (11th Street).
Movie-goers are invited to bring blankets/chairs and picnics to enjoy the movies on the grassy areas. In addition, food and soft drinks will be available to purchase near Canal 337 by Thomas Caterers from 7:30 – 9 p.m.
The movies are:
All movies will start at dusk (around 9:15 p.m.)
For those who would enjoy an in-water, one-of-a-kind experience, individuals age 21+ can pay $20 and receive a floating innertube (to keep) to watch the movie in the Canal, along with two Sun King beers. In-water participants can register at the above links. Innertubes are limited. (Pre-registration is required; use links above.)
Additionally, Bike Indianapolis will provide safe, secure bike parking during the movie, so save money on parking and ride your bike.
Start the day off with Sunrise Yoga on the Canal presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, in partnership with Invoke Studio, from 6 – 6:45 a.m. BYOM (bring your own mat) and salute the sun on the Vermont Street Plaza on the Canal. All fitness levels are welcome. Please register online to reserve a spot: http://invokestudio.com/workshops
Free parking is available at the parking meters off Senate Avenue until 7 a.m.
Important note: The west side stairwell of Vermont Street is fenced off due to construction. All attendees should enter from the east side of the Canal
Ready for round two? Pack your gym bag to join us for Workout Wednesdays presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation. Bring your tennis shoes and meet on Georgia Street’s west block from noon – 12:45 p.m. for Cardio with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.