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April 20, 2009


Racing against racism…Major Taylor

Since 2003, Team Major Taylor has fueled competition at Bloomington’s annual Little Five Hundred bicycle race. The namesake of the racially diverse team was a hero from the golden age of cycling at the turn of the twentieth century. The glory was bittersweet, however, when considered in light of the enormous racial discrimination Marshall Walter Taylor had to battle along the way.

April 17, 2006


The Little 500

Little 500, "the World's Greatest College Weekend" bike race began as a simple way to help working students pay for their education.

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