Barcycle was a day long bicycle race held each year, during the summer, in Los Gatos, CA in the early through late 80's. Unlike a typical bicycle race, participants were not normally known for their athletic prowess but more for their uncanny drinking abilities. Participation ranged from 25 to 75 riders aged 18 to 25.
For the event, a coordinator would map out a route that included all bars in the downtown Los Gatos vicinity (and they were plentiful). Participants were required to peddle their way to each stop on the pre-determined route and chug down a pint of beer before proceeding to the next mapped locale. The winner was the first person to successfully complete the circuit.
Although I knew a lot of people who participated in the race, never did I have the desire to put myself through that type of drink-cycling torture. It was, however, comical to witness the festivities and the ultimate self destruction of the participants by the end of the race. It wasn't uncommon to see missing teeth, black eyes, and broken arms after a long day of barcycling.