Become The Young Pioneers' Alumni

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All Little 500 cycling teams receive sponsorship from team alumni, be it funding, new equipment, gear, advice or even just coming out to cheer on race day. Most teams rely on decades of alumni to support them.

Help the Young Pioneers build their legacy by becoming team alumni!

Start by helping them buy some winter gear so they can stay healthy training in the cold this winter. They need gloves, pants, base layers and hats.

They will send you a thank you card for your support!


The Young Pioneers

When the Young Pioneer team began in 2015, it had only three riders, no coach and no funding. It failed to qualify for The Little 500 race. But the team was determined to stick with it.

In 2016, the team grew to five riders, gained some sponsorship and most importantly, an experience coach. They easily qualified for the race in one of the fastest qualifying fields ever. By qualifying for the Little 500, they made IU history: they became the first international team to ever compete in the Little 500.

Now the team works to qualify again for the race and continue to strengthen their legacy in this event.

The Young Pioneers have come to IU from their hometowns of Fuyang, Wuxi, Xiamen, Xi'an, Guangzhou, and Shanghai.

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