"We truly feel like we are part of the Ends Cycling family."
[Guest blog: Katie Wang]
Indiana University (IU) is home to the Little 500 cycling race, a 25 mile relay race (50 miles for the men) on a cinder track. [Billed as “The World’s Greatest College Weekend,” the Little 500 is the largest collegiate bike race in the United States and is modeled after the Indianapolis 500] During each race, 33 women’s teams and 33 men’s teams, made up of 4 riders each, race and exchange around the track for 100 and 200 laps. For many students, the Little 500 is a time to party and celebrate the end of the semester. But for the riders, this one day in April is a culmination of everything they’ve been working towards since the beginning of the school year.
I joined CSF (Christian Student Fellowship) Cycling my freshman year of college simply because I wanted to be part of such an iconic event at IU, and it just so happened that the youth group I joined had its own team. But this team quickly became my best friends and favorite part of college. It is such an honor to ride for a team that works hard, but also rides for the larger purpose of glorifying God.
As a Christian cycling team, our mission is to proclaim the gospel not only through words, but also through actions. We seek to impact the Little 500 community and to gain respect through hard work and perseverance in competition. Ends of the Earth Cycling has not only provided us support through donations, but by also allowing us to stay at their campus and train in Fort Myers during our winter break.
They’ve hosted us in their homes, met with us in the early mornings, and truly made us feel like we are part of the Ends Cycling family.
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