Some folks have forgotten that the Little 500 is, and always has been, about raising scholarship money for IU students. I'm glad to see that this year' Steering Committee is putting the emphasis on philanthropy once more with their Philanthropy in Motion campaign.
This year, some IU alums and current students are making a film called "One Day in April" documenting the race. A fitting title, as anyone who has ever trained for the race will tell you. As a former rider, I can't wait to see this.
One Day in April - Little 500 Documentary Trailer 2 [HD]
How do you explain the Little 500 weekend to someone that has never experienced it? There are some highly disciplined students that prepare year round for this two-hour event. Here is a video of one of IU's most famous alums sharing his thoughts, along with a historical perspective of this awesome college tradition.
Little 500 Thru The Years: As Told By One Of The Greatest Hoosiers
Here is a short video that captures some of the excitement and craziness of last year's race. Wrecks, bike exchanges, the victory celebration, two hours of adrenaline packed, heart pounding excitement. You really have to be there to appreciate the energy and enthusiasm that surround the races.
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