AXS TV BROADCASTS LIVE COVERAGE FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY’S ‘LITTLE 500’ BIKE RACE APRIL 24 AND 25
Women’s Race Coverage Begins at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on Friday, April 24
Men’s Race Coverage Begins at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on Saturday, April 25
LOS ANGELES – March 26, 2015 – AXS TV will broadcast Indiana University’s famed LITTLE 500, the largest and oldest collegiate bike race in the U.S., for the 13th consecutive year on April 24 and 25. The network’s live coverage of this unique sporting event begins with the Women’s race on Friday, April 24 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT followed by the Men’s race on Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
Continuing its storied tradition, the 65th Annual LITTLE 500 features 33 four-person teams, racing relay-style on single-speed, coaster brake racing bicycles on a quarter-mile cinder track for 200 laps in the Men’s race and 100 laps in the Women’s. Race participants range from independent race teams to student groups such as fraternities and sororities. Since its inception in 1951, the student-organized event has raised over $1 million and last year, $154,000 was awarded to IU students in scholarships and grants.
“We are honored to continue our work with Indiana University and showcase this unique intramural event on AXS TV, I consider the LITTLE 500 to be sport in its purest form.” said Darrell Ewalt, AXS TV’s vice president and executive producer of event programming and production. “Through our state-of-the-art coverage of the LITTLE 500, we will capture all the drama of the event as these dedicated athletes compete on race day.”
For more information about the LITTLE 500, read the Indiana University release here: http://bit.ly/1FLHC4y
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