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Mini 500

"A feat of human will and engineering."

The Mini 500 is an annual tricycle race around Peters Parking Deck that occurs on the Friday afternoon before the homecoming football game. It is one of Georgia Tech’s most unique traditions put on by Ramblin’ Reck Club since 1969. Teams are comprised of seven members: 4 to take turns as the driver and three on the pit crew. Each team is required to rotate the front tire of their tricycle three times throughout the course of the race. Men must complete 15 laps around the parking deck and women must finish 10. Some teams utilize their engineering skill set, as necessary (but restricted) reinforcement of the tricycle is imperative to a team’s success. The Mini 500 is without a doubt one of the most entertaining events of Homecoming week and is definitely something you won’t want to miss!