I’ve now lived in Indianapolis for 12 years. In that time, I’ve never actually attended an Indianapolis 500. The thought of sitting in traffic and walking miles past other parked cars to attend a sun-baked car race for 3+ hours is unappealing to me. I will be out of town this year, so I’ll miss it again. The good news for those who are wishing to attend the race but are fearing the traffic jam: the bicycle is your friend.
West 10th Street is closed to all non-emergency vehicles. However, it remains open to bicyclists. Cyclists are welcome to use this street, and then park their bikes at the pedal and park facility on Polco Street a bit south of the track. Traffic and parking are officially checked off your list of race day concerns.