In college towns across Indiana, spring colors include the bright jerseys of determined-looking bike riders thronging the streets. An annual spring cycling event on the Indiana University-Bloomington campus that began as a fundraiser for working college students has gained national renown thanks to the beloved 1979 film Breaking Away . Inspired by the Indianapolis 500 [...]
Indiana has consistently captured the attention of Hollywood with its legendary athletic figures and traditions. Such films as Knute Rockne: All-American, The Crowd Roars, Breaking Away and Hoosiers have lent a glamour to Hoosier sports once reserved for its gangsters.
Little 500, "the World's Greatest College Weekend" bike race began as a simple way to help working students pay for their education.