Pennsy Trail Update

The trail is currently open in three disjointed segments. Please bookmark this page if you want to follow the updates or follow us on Facebook.

November 30, 2020

I hope everyone had a nice and safe Thanksgiving.

The paving of the Pennsy Trail extension is complete. The trail is now connected from Mt. Comfort Rd on the Far Eastside to downtown Indy!
The construction company did a really nice job. From the new paving. New benches have been installed. New signage and safety rails are still being installed. And people have been using it! All ready for spring!

Keep EZ E-Bike Rentals in mind for a nice bike ride along the trail. Rent our E-Bikes. We can work with you to make your next ride a fun one! Just keep in mind our winter/off-season hours are best by appointment only.

Please call ahead. Thanks!
EZ E-Bike Rentals

September 27, 2020

Here is a video of the new section of the Pennsy Trail from Shortridge Rd heading east to Post Rd. The trail is finishing up. The section between Post Rd and German Church Rd has a couple of bridges that need the concrete to be poured and cured before they can finish it. Enjoy! 🚴‍♂️

August 24th, 2020

Pennsy Trail update. From German Church to Mitthoeffer and from Mitthoeffer to Post Rd. I am really struck by how pretty the trail will be when it’s finished.

I am excited and patiently waiting for it to be completed but at this pace it looks like late October.

The pictures show the 2 small bridges that are slowing things down as they are being constructed.

I look forward to seeing you out on the new trail to downtown and wonder how things are moving along heading east to Greenfield. Please let me know if you have any info.

Take care, Jim

July 19th, 2020

Good Evening, Pennsy Trail update!
Paving has started and goes from Shortridge Rd thru Old Trails Rd thru to Franklin Rd and over to Post Rd. Which gets about half way. Then the pictures show gravel from Post Rd to Mitthoefer and then behind Walmart to German Church Rd.🤞

Hopefully the construction will be finished and the trail open in August??

Stay Tuned!!
Have a Great week.

April 18th, 2020

It was a little muddy but the Pennsy Trail construction continues. Drainage and utilities being worked on.

Very excited to see it continue. And look forward to it getting finished. The green is popping out in every photo.

Take care and see you on the trail! 🚴‍♂️😊Jim

April 13th, 2020

This picture is looking West. And is located behind the Walmart store just west of German Church Rd.

Update on the construction of the new section of the Pennsy Trail connection continues. If you zoom in and look just above the piles of gravel you can see the muddy lane that they will spread the gravel base on to create the base that can then be paved.

It’s exciting to see the progress continue. This picture is looking West. And is located behind the Walmart store just west of German Church Rd.

Jim 🚴‍♂️

April 7th, 2020

Today a quick couple of pictures of the Pennsy Trail connection between German Church and Short Ridge roads. As you can see the tree work seems to be finished. You can also see the tunnel that goes under 465 looking East and the the other picture looking West towards Short Ridge.

It is exciting to see the rough outline of the trail in the hope that construction will really be finished by mid summer 🤞.

I know everyone is looking forward to riding this section of the trail as much as I am. 😊

EZ E-Bike Rentals

March 28th, 2020

Here is the view from Mitthoefer Rd looking West (left), then looking East (right). The trail is coming along nicely.

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    1. Yes, our e-bikes are not motorized vehicles according to the Indiana E-Bike Laws.

      Upon your comment, we were compelled into action and realized we needed to post some information about this.

      We came across Indiana’s E-Bike Law For the Road
      Handout from People For Bikes: https://wsd-pfb-sparkinfluence.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2019/05/E-Bike-Law-Handouts_IN_new2019_april.pdf

      As of this year, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, & others states are now GREEN & Class 2 E-Bikes are allowed on the Pennsy Trail & other greenways. https://www.bgindy.com/articles/e-bike-bills-in-indiana-2019-legislative-session-talking-points-pg2402.htm

      Trail Etiquette is ABSOLUTELY KEY. The same rules of the road apply to both e-bikes and human-powered bicycles. Trail Etiquette means so much to ALL users on the trail.

      Everyone has rights to the trail and we should be thoughtful users.

      Thank you for your comment and for following our updates on the Pennsy Trail. We are excited it is now complete and ready to ride to downtown Indianapolis!

  1. The other day I was finishing up a 34 mile ride out where the Pennsy Trail meets 600West. I I turned in to the parking area and got to the right turn on to the beginning of the Pennsy Trailand I made that quick left but my left calf hit very hard against the the bench. That bench is bolted to the cement and is very close to the bike way. My calf is very swollen has been hurting since 9/16/2022. I really believe that bench needs to be moved to a more Park like area further from the bike path. Why is the bench right on a zig zag turn right on the bike path anyway? I’ve never seen anyone sitting on it, probably because it’s too close to the path.

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