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Throwback Thursday: biking under the influence

On our June 1963 cover, we featured the Trumbull College Beer-Bike Race taking off on Elm Street. Teams of five cyclists competed in the relay; each had to drink a quart of beer at the end of his leg of the course before the next could begin. First run in 1952, the race ended at Vassar College or Connecticut College for the first several years, but by 1963, it was a 50-mile loop north of New Haven. The race was discontinued after the 1964 edition, although it was revived briefly in the 1970s. Alums, did you take part in the Beer-Bike Race? Tell us about it!

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