Hinchcliffe, Indy Eleven and local media bike to Pacers game (VIDEO)


So on Tuesday night, James Hinchcliffe officially announced his deal with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. He expanded on his deal later in the evening.

What we haven’t shown you, up to this point, is the bicycle ride via Handlebar Indy from Flat 12 Bierworks (brewer of Hinchtown Hammer Down Golden Ale, Hinch’s beer of record) to Bankers’ Life Fieldhouse for the Indiana Pacers-Minnesota T-Wolves exhibition game.

Hinchcliffe and local media (yours truly included) raced on one bike against the Indy Eleven soccer team from the North American Soccer League (NASL).

It may be the offseason, but Hinchcliffe is still bloody competitive, and it showed with the respective team efforts to get from Point A to Point B, with a brief pit stop in-between.

Considering the majority of driver announcements are either reported in advance, or officially confirmed via a press release/teleconference, this was a fun variation on how things can go down when several groups come together to make for a fun offseason event. Kudos to all.

The beer, chips and guac were good, too.