Building a better bikeshare goes beyond logistics and infrastructure. Indego Bikeshare has teamed up with the Barnes Foundation for an aesthetic addition to the popular program.
Twenty Indego bikes will be wrapped in Barnes Foundation paintings, chosen with feedback from the public through a crowd sourced online poll.
To celebrate the partnership the Barnes Foundation will offer free admission to Indego passholders for one year. Indego members will have the option to bring a friend who will receive $5 off their admission. This is all part of Indego’s goal of making it easier to access and explore different parts of the city.
The first ten bikes debuted Thursday, September 14, as part of the #BIKETOBARNES open house. Attendees had the opportunity to vote on the next ten paintings to be displayed on the bikes. The new bikes will be made public at the Barnes’s Free First Sunday program in May, 2018.
The event featured bike riding lessons and access to the Barnes collection and Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders, a special exhibition inspired by the artist’s collaboration with a community of North Philadelphia Horsemen.
Passholders must present an active Indego key or rental receipt on-site to redeem the offer, and the date on the Indego receipt must be for the same day as the Barnes visit. Offer valid for general collection admission only for visits from September 14, 2017–September 30, 2018. There are no advance reservations. Daily collection tickets are limited and subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
So don’t, hesitate, get out, ride Indego and see some amazing works of art!