Welcome, race fans!

You’ve reached the starting line; now get ready to ride! The Indiana University Student Foundation is your official source for all things Little 500.

Relive all the action by watching past races on the Little 500 YouTube Page. The 2017 Women's Little 500 and 2017 Men's Little 500 are also archived on the IU Broadcast website.

2018 Little 500

April 20th, Women's 31st Running of the Little 500, Coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST

April 21st, Men's 68th Running of the Little 500, Coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. EST

Our radio partners will start their coverage at 4:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on April 20th and April 21st:




The Little 500 is the largest collegiate bike race in the United States. Modeled after the Indianapolis 500, riders compete in four-person teams around a quarter-mile cinder track at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The men’s race is 200 laps — 50 miles — and the women’s race is 100.

April 21st and 22nd, 2017

More than 25,000 fans flock to the campus in Bloomington, Indiana, each April to be a part of IU’s storied tradition. And who can blame them? The excitement, the competition, the pageantry — Little 500 is an experience like no other.

The excitement doesn’t begin and end on race day. Check the Fall Cycling and Spring Cycling pages for events leading up to  Little 500 throughout the year.


The race began in 1951 as a way to raise scholarship money for students working their way through college. Since that first race, IUSF has given away over $1 million to deserving undergrads.

Read more about Little 500's beginnings »

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