Bikes are Our Allies

August 17, 2020

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We love walkability, but bike-ability is just as important! We included “bikes are our allies” in our culture statement for a reason - it’s an important part of life at our Indianapolis office with quick commutes to our downtown properties and favorite patios, plus an array of trails to enjoy. Not only is biking important to us in the office (as you can see by our bike hall), but bikes are also vital components of Milhaus offices and properties around the country.

Not to mention, the warmer weather couldn’t have come at a better time. With COVID-19 uprooting original summer plans, we are itching for some adventure, and our properties are in close proximity to great bike paths. Grab your bike, a friend, and participate in this fun socially distant activity!

Not only is biking a great way to get outside, but it’s good for you, too. During a quarantine, Dr. David Nieman, a health professor at Appalachian State University, suggests doing some exercise. Getting in 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to brisk activity can help your immune system keep viruses at bay.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at just a few of the fabulous bike trails around Milhaus properties.


  • The MK is minutes away from the Monon Trail, one of the most popular outdoor amenities in central Indiana. The Monon Trail stretches south from the town of Sheridan, through the suburbs of Westfield and Carmel, into Broad Ripple, and passes by the Indiana State Fairgrounds before connecting to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail on the east end of Massachusetts Avenue (Mass Ave) for a total of 26 miles.
  • Artistry, Grid and Edge 35 are just a few Downtown Indianapolis properties that can easily access The Indianapolis Cultural Trail, an 8-mile urban bike and pedestrian path. The Cultural Trail seamlessly connects neighborhoods, cultural districts, and entertainment amenities while serving as the downtown hub for central Indiana’s vast greenway system (and, of course, connects to the Monon Trail).
Cultural Trail, Indianapolis

Kansas City

  • Bike-friendly Marcato is located in Beacon Hill, one of Kansas City's most historically creative and desirable neighborhoods. The property is close to Riverfront Heritage Trail, a fully accessible 15-mile bike/pedestrian pathway that begins at the riverfront and winds through the oldest and most historic parts of Kansas City. Additionally, residents can ride along the Brush Creek Trail, a concrete greenway that occupies both the north and south banks of Brush Creek.
  • Olathe, an upcoming Milhaus property, is in close proximity to Rolling Ridge Trail that winds through the city of Olathe on the southwestern outskirts of Kansas City. At its northern end, the paved route provides access to Prairie Center Park, a 75-acre recreational amenity.


  • Arsenal 201 is a mixed-use space of retail and apartment homes in the Lawrenceville area of Pittsburgh. It’s 10 minutes away from North Shore Trail, a popular 10.1-mile “out and back” trail that features river views with a number of activity options year-round.
  • Terminal 21 is centrally located and primed for easy access to attractions throughout the city, including the multi-use riverfront trail system, The Three Rivers Heritage Trail. This 24‑mile trail has segments on both banks of Pittsburgh’s three rivers with access to city neighborhoods, business districts, and local attractions.
North Shore Trail, Pittsburgh


  • Located in the hilltop neighborhood of Walnut Hills, Poste is a mixed-use community of apartment homes and retail space. It is eight short minutes from Theodore Berry International Friendship Park, which can be found along the Ohio River just east of downtown (also home to the future Artistry Cincy). Named for Cincinnati's first African-American mayor, the park serves as a tribute to "world unity and global understanding." 


  • Ten minutes south of the Columbus, Ohio, Milhaus office is the Scioto Greenway. This trail is an urban greenway and part of the Central Ohio Greenways trail network that covers more than 120 miles throughout the state. The 12.2-mile trail runs along the banks of the Scioto River, with excellent views of downtown Columbus.
Scioto Greenway, Columbus

Oklahoma City

  • LIFT is Midtown's latest mixed-use development of urban apartments and commercial space. It’s near some of Midtown's best restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and the picturesque Oklahoma River Trail. The Oklahoma River Trail has 13 miles of paved trails that follow the north and south banks of the river with views of the waterway, parks and wetland areas.


  • Located on the site of the original Pabst Brewery in historic Milwaukee, Vim + Vigor promises an exciting living experience to the new residents of the area. Centrally located, Vim + Vigor is close to the Hank Aaron State Trail, a 14-mile rail-trail named after baseball legend Hank “The Hammer” Aaron who led the Milwaukee Braves to the first of two consecutive World Series appearances. The trail connects to the Oak Leaf Trail, which traces a “messy figure-eight” throughout the Milwaukee metro area.

St. Petersburg

  • Artistry St. Pete is located in between the Grand Central and Edge Districts and surrounded by the neighborhood’s best local eateries, shopping, and entertainment, including trails. The Pinellas Trail is a popular biking trail nearby that stretches from Tarpon Springs in the north to St. Petersburg in the south, passing through the towns of Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Largo, Seminole, South Pasadena, and Gulfport. 
The Pinellas Trail, St. Petersburg


Exploring our communities by bike is a great way to get outside and discover hidden gems you may not know about if you’re traveling by car. Bikes are our allies because they keep us connected and healthy, and what’s better than that?

Are you passionate about bikes, outdoor activities and building communities? Come join our team!