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Little 500 Riders Raise Money for Riley Children’s Hospital

Little 500 riders train all year for the race in late April, but in the summer, a few riders help Riley Children’s Hospital raise money through the IU Dance Marathon. IU Senior Michael Schmahl started a fundraiser called Ride To Riley two years ago to help the kids at Riley. Schmahl rides over 100 miles from Northern Indianapolis to Riley Hospital and then back down to Bloomington in order to raise money. So far in his two years doing this ride, he and fellow riders have raised over $2,000 for the hospital and he doesn’t plan on stopping just yet.

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