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31st Annual Folsom Handcar Derby

The 31st running of the Folsom Handcar Derby is back and set to take place May 4th & 5th on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street in Folsom, CA.

Sunday, May 5th, the day starts off at 9:00 am with the pusher’s contest where anyone wanting to push the 850 lb handcar for distance is welcome to compete. Competitors are separated by various weight classes in each of the men’s and women’s categories. Competition picks up immediately after with the handcar races as each team of 5 has one shot to be the best in their division and set the fastest time. A handcar team consists of one pusher to get the handcar started from a dead stop and four pumpers to propel it down the tracks. Multiple divisions including men, women, co-ed and masters will face off and pump the handcar down the 800-foot track with times separated electronically by 1/1000th of a second. The final event is two contestants piloting the world’s only racing quadripede down the course. This is the 10th year for this event, with the past nine years resulting in a huge success for participants and fans alike. The day ends with the medal awards ceremony for all of the competing divisions.

Saturday, May 4th is a practice day where each team is required to attend a safety orientation and make one full timed run down the course.

Throughout the day there is fun for all that come to watch or race. Admission is free. The location is in the heart of the Folsom shopping and food centers. All proceeds from the event benefit the Folsom, El Dorado, Sacramento Historical Railroad Association. For more information visit or call (916) 985-6001.

Date & Time

Weekly on Saturday and Sunday

May 04, 2024 through May 05, 2024



Broadstone Marketplace - East Bidwell Street & Broadstone Parkway, Folsom, CA, 95630 East Bidwell Street & Broadstone Parkway Folsom 95630 CA US

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