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1 Little 500

2 What’s on the Agenda? Team Registration Cycling for Scholarships Eligibility Rules/Rookie Requirements Track Practices Student Coaching Requirements Protests/Appeals/Rule Changes Spring Series Events Practice Starts/Race Volunteer Timer/Lap counter Helpful Resources

3 Team Registration and Orientation Registration will be entirely electronic: –Each individual will be responsible for completing the rider registration form by Friday, February 6, 2015 –Each team must also fill out one team registration form Friday, February 6, 2015 Team Meeting with Riders Council –Sign up via Doodle link given to you when complete your team registration –15 minutes, 7-10 PM during the week of February 2 nd –Be sure to bring the IU Student ID’s of all of the riders signed up for your team –Rookies need to bring a copy of their class and work schedules in block format Entry Fees –$100 Entry Fee, paid online when you register your team –$400 Bike Deposit, bring a check made payable to IU Foundation to your team meeting with RC

4 Scholarships Rider Scholarships Cycling for Scholarships Campaign Background Goal How you can make an impact

5 2015 Little 500 Bikes Each team will be given two 2015 Little 500 Bikes Estimated Delivery Date: March 1 st Must have ($400) deposit before you receive bikes Must return bikes by 4pm on May 1st if you want to reclaim your deposit Each team will receive 2 sets of 700x32c Panaracer Pasela PT tires which must be used for Quals and Race Day

6 Rider Eligibility Undergraduate student carrying at least 12 credit hours Must have passed a minimum of 12 credit hours in the fall Minimum of 2.0 GPA in the fall as well as a 2.0 cumulative GPA –If you rode last year, also a minimum GPA of 2.0 last spring

7 Rider Protests Review the Little 500 Eligibility Section in the Team Manual If for whatever reason, you feel you should be eligible, but are not, you have the option to submit a protest All protests are due electronically by 11:59 p.m. February 12th. Protest forms can be found on the “Little 500 Riders” Calendar on the IUSF Website It is your responsibility to read through the eligibility rules and know if you are eligible or not. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

8 Rookie Rider Eligibility Standard Requirements –Must attend Rookie Week 100% of your available time Feb th Available time being defined as anytime you are not in class or at work You have a 30 minute travel window in both directions –Complete a minimum of 17.5 hours between Rookie Week and the race –Participate in a minimum of 2 Spring Cycling Events (Fast Friday Series or Spring Series) –Pass the Rookie Test with at least 85% correct answers Swipe your student ID at the gate when you enter and exit at every practice Meet all other eligibility requirements for riders

9 Rookie Week February 16-27th –Riders Council has developed a day-by-day criteria to teach you the ins and outs of how to be a successful and safe Little 500 Rider Procedures and rules –Bring your student id’s every day –Swipe your student ID at the gate when you enter and exit at every practice –Dress for the weather Wear long pants, long sleeves, gloves, and hats –Must ALWAYS wear a helmet –Loaner bikes are available

10 Veteran Rider Eligibility Veteran Rider Requirements –Must meet a minimum of 17.5 hours at the track between the end of Rookie Week and the race Minimum number of hours logged at track practice by Friday, March 27 to ride in Qualifications: 7.5 hours Minimum number of hours logged at track practice by Thursday, April 23 to ride in the Little 500: 17.5 All riders must swipe their student id cards at the stadium gates as the enter and exit track practice

11 Track Times Monday – Men (Late), Women (Early) Tuesday – Men (Early), Women (Late) Wednesday – Men (Early), Women (Late) Thursday – Men (Late), Women (Early) Friday – Alternate or Race Night (racing starts at 5:00 p.m.) Monday-Thursday Early: 2:30-6:00 p.m. Late: Fridays Early: 2:30-4:45 p.m. Late: 5:00-7:15 p.m.

12 IUSF and Track Location Wilcox House –1606 N. Fee Lane (across from football stadium, next to soccer stadium)

13 Student Coaching Requirements Must be an Indiana University undergraduate student If your Student Coach is returning from last year, they do not need to repeat the Student Coaching Training If you have a new Student Coach this year or are a new team, your student coach must attend Student Coaching Clinics: 2/16, 2/24, 3/4, 3/12 9:00-10:00 p.m. Hodge Hall 219 Must meet same eligibility requirements of riders Teams without a registered student coach will be assessed a 2-second pre-race penalty

14 Little 500 Spring Break Camp –March –Track is open for practice: 11am – 7pm

15 Qualifications in Brief Saturday, March 28th, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Draw for attempt times 3 chances to put together a successful attempt Fastest 33 times on the day qualify for the 2015 Little 500

16 Spring Series Events in Brief Individual Time Trials: April p.m. Miss-N-Out: Saturday, April 12:00 p.m. Team Pursuit: Sunday, April 1:00 p.m.

17 Practice Starts and Race Practice Starts –Dates Tuesday, Aril 7 th –3:00/6:30 p.m. Monday, April 20 th –3:00/6:30 p.m. Practice Race –Dates Wednesday, April 15 th –3:00/6:30 p.m.

18 Volunteer Timer and Lap Counter Lap Counter Timer Mandatory meetings: –Lap Counter Wednesday, April 22 nd, 7:00 p.m., Bill Armstrong Stadium Press Box –Timer Wednesday, April 22 nd, 8:00 p.m., Bill Armstrong Stadium Press Box

19 Helpful Resources IUSF Website: –Little 500 Rider Calendar All events, dates, and times –Past results Little 500 Loaner Bikes –Given out on a first come, first serve basis –Little 500 Bike Shop Little 500 Team Manual –On our website under Rider Information

20 @IURidersCouncil


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