Little 500

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.

Billed as “The World’s Greatest College Weekend,” 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 laps (25 miles).

Statement on COVID-19:

Due to the rapidly evolving conditions around COVID-19, the Men's and Women's Little 500 bike races are canceled for this academic semester. This includes all associated events, including the qualifications events. The possibility of holding the events at some future date beyond this semester will be reassessed at a later date. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution and care for the health and safety of everyone involved. We want to thank all of the student riders and volunteers, alumni, sponsors, partners, and fans for their support of this great Indiana University tradition.   

All proceeds from the Little 500 help to support emergency student scholarships. For those who have purchased tickets but would like a refund, please contact the IU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-866-IUSPORTS or ​

Click here​ to see all of President McRobbie's statements and Indiana University's information on COVID-19. 


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Sponsor Little 500

Be part of the tradition by becoming a corporate sponsor of the Little 500. To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Little 500 Race Director Andrea Balzano at or Assistant Director of Operations Beth Miller at