What is buggy?
Show me a race!
Who participates in buggy?
Over 400 Carnegie Mellon students (both men and women, mostly undergrads) per year participate as part of one of the 12-15 organizations - about half of which are greek. The race is run by a volunteer student committee called Sweepstakes.
When does buggy happen?
Raceday: CMU's Spring Carnival in late April on Friday and Saturday. Practice: Sept-Nov and Feb-April on weekend mornings from sunrise until 9am.
Where does the race take place?
The course is mostly located behind CMU's main campus in Schenley Park. It starts at the intersection of Margaret Morrison and Tech St near Margaret Morrison Hall, loops around Flagstaff hill turning right, and finishes at the intersection of Tech St and Frew St. See Course and watch CMUtv's Meet The Buggy Course Video for more detailed information.
Teams are generally broken down into three major roles: pushers, drivers, & mechanics. Pushers train on and off the course to improve their times and their exchanges. Drivers gain experience navigating the course during the weekend "free roll" practices. Mechanics do the engineering, designing and building new buggies from the raw materials and then maintaining and tuning them to be as fast as possible. Of course, you can participate in more than one of these roles. To see how buggies are made, watch CMUtv's Apex Build Video.
There are so many great reasons, answering this question requires its own page. See Why Participate?