Here's To You, Bicycle

If you are the slightest bit familiar with Indiana University, then you've probably at least heard of the Little 500 (also affectionately known as the greatest college week of all time). My guess would be that if you've heard of it, you associate it with a campus full of rowdy students binge drinking for a week straight and then somehow stumbling their way to the bike race on Saturday. Or sadly not going to the event at all even though they've celebrated it for a week straight. Irony at its finest.

I'm probably biased, but my memories of this epic bike racing event are much sweeter and sober than those previously mentioned. (Although, I may or may not have celebrated that way during my first two years of college.) I could write a novel about this, but I'll keep it short and sweet. As a member of the Steering Committee for the Indiana University Student Foundation, I was fortunate enough to have a hand in planning and executing this marvelous event. These are without a doubt some of my fondest memories of college, and I made some fabulous lifelong friends in the process. Little 500 and the organization who plans it, IUSF, are very near and dear to my heart. This weekend, Little 5 takes place on IU's campus, so today I'm raising my glass to Little 5, and going all out with, you guessed it, bicycles.


Shirt / Mug / Necklace / Scarf / Print (similar) / Glasses


And here I am in all of my (hideous) suit glory with some of my fellow Steering Committee members on race day:

Yes, that is yours truly (the tall one) on the right about to shake the president's hand. I told you it was a big deal! ;)

If you want to learn more about the Little 500 races, here are some resources for you:

Indiana University Student Foundation
ESPN
The Indiana Daily Student

See ya tomorrow for Friday's Fancies :)







17 comments:

Annie said...

Sounds awesome! Love that bike printed scarf - too cute :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Meg Mig said...

Lovely tribute! & all these bicycle themed items are gorgeous! The charm necklace especially... well, and the top... and the mug... and the... well they're all fabulous! xo, Megs

http://princesshippielove.blogspot.com

Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething} said...

That sounds like a fun time! Oh college! I miss it (sometimes)...Love the bike mug!!

Aimee L said...

I like the bicycle necklace best!! :)

smk053078 said...

This sounds like so much fun!! Oh, the good ol' days of college...best time of our lives, right!? And that little bicycle necklace is adorable!
xo,
Shanna

Amanda said...

So fun! And I'm loving the round up of bicycle inspired items ... The glasses are adorable!

Morgan said...

That is a precious little necklace:) Love it!
xx,
Morgan
www.thejemjournal.blogspot.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

How awesome! Love the cute bike items that you picked :)

Joyce said...

Ooo sounds like a lot of fun! The bike necklace is so cute :)

Fanciful. said...

SOOO excited to have found your adorable blog!!
xoxo, Jessica
Fanciful

Fanciful. said...

ummm and what's super funny is I'm also realizing we follow each other on instagram! HA!

Lindsey Anne | pinklet and c said...

Just found your blog! So cute! New follower!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I've never heard of this but it sounds awesome! And look at you mingling with important people!! Awesome :)

Morgan Stone said...

Haha, what a small blogging world we live in! :)

Amanda Raborn said...

Morgan! This is such a cool idea- super funny but totally awesome! Love all the things you posted with bicycles, as well! It's weird to reminisce on college experiences and realize you're OUT of college... I still feel like I should be a freshman most days... and would really like to act like one (HA) Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

Jayme and Mendi said...

I have never heard of this but it sound like fun! And wow getting to meet the president is huge!! Loving the necklace and the print! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

lauren at sequined sprinkles. said...

what a cute necklace! my sister is a senior at IU and i know she had a blast this weekend at little 5.

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