Robert Annis

Robert Annis

Outdoor Travel Writer For Hire

After spending nearly a decade as a reporter for The Indianapolis Star, Robert Annis finally broke free of the shackles of gainful employment to freelance full time as an outdoor travel journalist.

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Mass Ave Crit 2012: Dean Peterson

At this weekend's Mass Ave Criterium, you might be hard pressed to find a podium without at least one of Peterson's proteges....

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Impaired waters listing disputed

IDEM and the feds continue to battle over a proposed list of impaired waterways that local activists claim omits several rivers polluted by coal mines....

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Bicycle network expands

Huge strides have been made on bike lanes in Indianapolis, and it's about time we took notice....

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Indiana's first zero-net energy library

During the four years the library has been open, it's never paid a utility bill, Brown claims, adding the...

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Major change at Major Taylor

Marian plans massive overhaul of storied velodrome....

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Indy is a hotbed for national cycling

Led by U.S. National Criterium champion Eric Young, more than a dozen cyclists are pedaling into the limelight of the pro ranks and serving as inspiration to an even younger group of talented riders....

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More layoffs coming at the Star

Determined to squeeze every last nickel from the withering carcass of The Indianapolis Star, corporate parent Gannett Co. plans to ship its local copy-editing and page-design jobs out of town....

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Trail runners marathon ... in the dark

Hundreds of runners will brave the cold and dark Saturday as they compete in a nighttime marathon through Eagle Creek Park....

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Mass transit lobby seeks higher power

Backers of a proposed $2.5 billion mass transit plan are looking for help from on high - or at least local churches - as they mobilize ahead of the 2012 General Assembly....

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Mass Ave Crit Results

The Mass Ave Criterium is over, and fun was had by all (maybe even the losers). Here, find results and pictures of both riders and watchers....

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New fed transportation bill is bad for bicyclists

Current transportation bills on the federal level threaten non-motorized transportation and mass transit....


Indy Bike Hub YMCA

The Indy Bike Hub YMCA is a facility to support bicycle commuters with secure indoor bicycle parking, locker rooms, showers, full service bicycle shop and full service fitness center. The City of Indianapolis recognized the need for this type of facility and has enlisted the expertise of the YMCA of...

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Eagle Creek bike trail brouhaha

Bikers and birders battle over a proposal to upgrade trails on the park's far west side to support mixed uses - including currently prohibited bike riding....

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Bicycle breakthrough: Nine13 Sports inspires active kids

The non-profit group partners with a host of Indianapolis-area schools and children's groups to encourage kids to engage in healthy activities....

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An open letter to Gannett CEO Gracia Martore

A former Indianapolis Star writer expresses his frustration....