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.
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 15th and 16th, 2016
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 IUSF Events Calendar to gear up for 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.