What is Buggy?
Buggy, or Sweepstakes, is a sport at Carnegie Mellon that brings together the best in engineering, design and athleticism. Teams of students build three-wheeled non-motorized soapbox-derby-esque racers that participate in an annual race and design competition that is part of CMU's spring carnival. In essence, buggy involves lightweight three-wheeled racers that are pushed up the hills around Flagstaff Hill and then driven down and around Schenley Drive and Frew Street. Buggies are designed to be as light and fast as possible, and pairing them with extremely skilled drivers and fast push teams is the key to success in buggy.