Tours by bike… I mean rail

PLUS: Meijer update, 141st update, and your weekend preview

An image of the new railbikes at the Nickel Plate Rail

Good Friday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. Don’t let May leaving get you down — June is almost as good ☀️ almost…

In today’s digest:

  • What you think about Meijer
  • Railroad bikes
  • The top low key restaurants in Fishers
  • Weekend preview

— Written by Lindsey Watson and Skyler Braun

This issue is 1,303 words, a 4-minute read.

The Digest

Here’s what you think about the upcoming Meijer on Cyntheanne Road


Whoa. This is easily the closest a poll has been in this newsletter.

The Meijer is not a for sure thing yet, it still needs to make it’s rounds through the city’s process for developing land like that. The next meeting will be the Plan Commission on July 10th. If you want to provide feedback beforehand, you can always reach out by calling, emailing, or showing up to meetings.

An image of the new railbikes at the Nickel Plate Rail

The Nickel Plate Rail is now offering rail bikes. This is a pedal-powered adventure fit for four, and you can choose between two excursions:

> The scenic woodlands and farmland of Northern Hamilton County (8-miles roundtrip, roughly 2 hrs)


> The tranquil White River into downtown Noblesville (20 min each way, with potential for an ice cream layover downtown, roughly 1.5 hrs)

Treks are family-friendly, and not too strenuous, so no need to bring your bike gloves (unless you really want to).

Low key restaurants you should check out this summer

A gif of the rock looking over bushes

Fishers Digest went undercover and tried some of your recommendations for low key spots in Fishers. Spoiler: Albasha, Cheeky Bastards, and I Tre Mori made the top five.

See the full list on the City of Fishers website. And let me know if we missed anything!

May is Bike Month (sorry for the late notice)

Sorry team. We may have failed you by forgetting to mention that May is Bike Month. To make up for it, here is an awesome crowdsource map from Central Indiana Ride Guide. Riders can discover (or add) missing amenities for bikers looking for bike lanes, low stress roads, or local bike shops.

As a side note from the Metropolitan Planning Area, the same website mentions a 2016 study on the top 50 most dangerous Intersections in Indianapolis (including Fishers). Can you guess which are in Fishers?

The Happenings

Weekend preview 📆

ICYMI from previous issues:

> Earth Day Festival is Saturday at Garfield Park
> Free Fishing Day in Indiana is this Sunday

Swim in a pool of 200,000 LEGO 🧱

If that sounds interesting to you or your kids, check out Brick Fest at the convention center this Saturday. Build, race, create, and take pics with life size LEGO (like Darth Vader). Saturday-Sunday.

Smash Tournament 🎮️

Launch Fishers will be hosting a Super Smash Bros tournament on Saturday, with over 150 people already signed up to play. There will be food trucks, all-day gaming, free casual setups for Smash 64, and a bar for the 21+ crowd.

Two DuckTASTIC events

Should your weekend plans include rubber ducks? Quackers will be unleashed in both Noblesville and Broad Ripple this Saturday.

Thousands of these little yellow guys can be seen racing to the finish line for hopeful winners looking to be a first finisher. Fastest floaters win prizes, and there will be plenty of other fun for spectators too. 🐥 Duck deets below:

Broad Ripple Duck Race: 5K 10 am, Festival 10 am-1pm,Duck Race 12:30 pm

Noblesville Duck Race: 11am – 1 pm

Woodpeckers, turtles, and owls OH MY

Do you wonder about woodpeckers? Interested in Turtle Talks? Fancy yourself an owl expert? Each weekend in June at Fort Harrison State Park you can find hikes led by local Naturalists who will guide you through a variety of animal topics and fossil finding adventures.

Most hikes and programs are free.

Coming soon 🔜

Mark your calendar for the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson” session happening at Geist Waterfront Park on Thursday, 6/20 from 11AM-1PM.

The free lesson will be part of an annual global drowning prevention event launched by the World Waterpark Association in 2010. Demonstrations for newbies will be given every 30 minutes during the event. Here’s to water fun in the sun while learning to swim safely!

🎶 Live Music

Farmer’s Market shows

There are Fishers Farmers Market Shows happening all summer long!

🧽 Big Bubble Rave

Bikini Bottom is coming to The Vogue this Saturday. For just $17 you can jam to pineapple life under the sea.

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐

A groundbreaking for the first Wawa in Indiana is June 6th. You’ll find them at 3835 E. 96th Street in Keystone

Allisonville Road is re-opening on June 9. And heads up, this means 141st/SR 37 will shut down soon after for construction.

Want to see what it’s like to be the jets that flyover the Indy 500 on race day? Checkout this POV

View the exhilarating final lap of Indy 500

Where is the best place to get cheap beer in Fishers? The American Legion in Fortville. Guys, just trust us on this one. And no, you don’t need to be a veteran to drink and have a good time here. All are welcome 🍺

Cul-De-Sac Drills start this weekend in certain neighborhoods (Fishers Digest)

Launch Fishers has “launched” two new podcasting studios — and they’re free for you to use. The money for the rooms was given by the IEDC as a grant

Fast 🌳 Facts

The City of Fishers dropped some fast facts from the Department of Public Works. Enjoy:

  • 60 trees planted at Billericay Park
  • 40 trees planted on Allisonville Road
  • 1000+ sidewalk panels in Fishers neighborhoods

Weekly recap

Here’s what readers clicked the most last week 🏆️

Local Business

A tiny CityWalk model

An image of the CityWalk Development as a model in Fishers

It’s funny, the soon-to-be tallest building in Fishers has a tiny model showing that off. The developers of the new CityWalk project made a model with some neat photos of what it will look like once it’s finished.

This is a vegan burger and…

An image of a slutty vegan burger

It’s coming to Fishers for one day only. The super popular Atlanta-based restaurant Slutty Vegan is taking over Tako Seoul on June 4th from 6 – 11 pm. Tako Seoul is located in downtown Fishers, and you won’t want to miss this 5 hour vegan pop-up 🔥


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