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The PlacesForBikes Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Located in a historic, National Register-listed train station, this award-winning, full-service hotel offers 273 rooms and the unique opportunity to spend the night in one of 26 authentic Pullman Traincar sleepers, resting on their original tracks. Directly connected to the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium, the Crowne Plaza is just one block from Circle Centre mall, and steps away from hundreds of other downtown attractions. Most conference events will be held at the Crowne Plaza. 


The Omni Severin Hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the Omni Severin Hotel stands as the city’s longest running luxury hotel and a beautifully restored piece of the city’s history. The hotel elegantly combines the grandeur of the early 1900s with the modern amenities and superior service of today and offers memorable experiences that are within walking distance to many leisure, business, and cultural attractions. Just steps outside the front door, you can explore over 300 nearby shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The hotel is connected to Circle Centre mall and the Indiana Convention Center via skywalks and is just a short walk to Lucas Oil Stadium and Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

  • 40 West Jackson Place; Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • $169/night
  • To make your reservation, click on this link or call 1-800-The-Omni and mention the PlacesForBikes Conference.

Air Travel

The closest airport to downtown Indianapolis is IND. The LEED-certified Indianapolis International Airport is a short, low-traffic 15 minutes from downtown. Airfare to IND is generally competitive and flights are plentiful to most major destinations. Chicago and Columbus are both three hour drives from Indy. 

Ground Transportation 

Traveling to and around Indianapolis is easy, convenient and affordable. Known as the Crossroads of America, Indy is within a day’s drive of more than half of the country’s population. Traffic congestion is a rarity in Indianapolis, and visitors find the city’s street layout straightforward and easy to navigate. Visitors can rent an electric car through Blue Indy, which has up to 200 stations around the city including a station at the Indianapolis International Airport.


For visitors staying in the heart of the city, Go Express Travel Airport Shuttle and IndyGo are options to get from the airport to downtown hotels. Go Express nonstop bus service runs every 30 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for $10 one way. Passengers board the shuttle at Zone 7 of the airport’s Ground Transportation Center. In addition to the airport transfer, the IndyGo bus system operates routes all around the city, for as little as $1.75 per ride. Megabus and Greyhound terminals are also located downtown.

Indy just opened the new Julia M. Carson Transit Center downtown that gives nonstop bus rides from 5 a.m. to midnight Monday-Saturday and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Bike Storage

Bicycle Storage: Complimentary, safe and covered bicycle storage will be provided at the Crowne Plaza from 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday May 3. 


Taxis are readily available at the airport, Indiana Convention Center, Circle Centre mall and major hotels. A typical fare from the airport to downtown is $35, and a $5 flat rate is available for most trips within the downtown area.



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