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IU's Little 500 bicycle race set for April 11-12

Thursday, March 27, 2008

BLOOMINGTON -- Indiana University's Little 500 bicycle races are scheduled to take place April 11-12 on the Bloomington campus.

Both the men's and women's races will be at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The women's race will begin at 4 p.m. on April 11 and the men's race starts at 2 p.m. on April 12.

The races are patterned after the Indianapolis 500 with up to 33 teams lining up for the start in 11 rows of three.

Since it began in 1951, the Little 500 has raised more than $1.4 million for scholarships for working students.

The race was featured in the Academy Award-winning 1979 movie "Breaking Away."

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