The definitive history of Indiana University's legendary bike race, The Little 500, a spring tradition since 1951 (and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film Breaking Away). Schwarb goes behind the scenes with winning teams and heartbroken losers, and chronicles the weekend's effect on a growing campus and ever-changing student body. Over 150 color and B&W photos take you to the heart of the action.
|Publisher:||Indiana University Press|
|Product dimensions:||12.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)|
About the Author
John Schwarb is a 1996 graduate of Indiana University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He covered the Little 500 for three years for the Indiana Daily Student, and spent two years after college researching The Little 500 and freelancing for the Indiana Alumni Magazine. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and now lives in Florida. This is his first book.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Howdy Wilcox and Bill Armstrong
1. Setting the Pace
2. "We've Got a Good Thing Going Here"
3. Rise of the Greek Empire
4. The World's Greatest College Weekend
5. The Dynasty
6. Bloomington Goes Hollywood
7. A Declaration of Independents
8. Ladies, Mount Your Roadmaster Bicycles
9. The Price of Popularity
Epilogue: The Little 500 at 50
Little 500 Year-by-Year Results, 1951-1998
Comprehensive Rider Index