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Jones wins men’s and women’s Beer Bike races, GSA snags alumni

Final times will not be announced this year, per college request


By Viola Hsia and Riya Misra     4/17/24 5:23pm

Jones College won both the women’s and men’s Beer Bike 2024 races, while the Graduate Student Association claimed the alumni team win. Hanszen College bike teams were the runner-up in the alumni and men’s races, while Brown College was the runner-up in the women’s race. Martel and McMurtry Colleges did not bike in the alumni race, according to the Rice Program Council’s final report, and the GSA was disqualified from the men’s race for accidentally sending out two bikers simultaneously.

The results arrived nearly two weeks after the races on April 6. The final results account for penalties, appeals and internal review, according to campus-wide Beer Bike coordinator Willa Liou. 

Last year, Beer Bike results were released April 5, 2023, only four days after the races — but were quickly recalled after Jones and Will Rice College submitted formal contestations of the results. Several teams had also submitted appeals, including the GSA, Jones, Brown, Wiess College and Duncan College. The correct, final results were announced April 14, 2023.

This year, only the final placements were announced. Times, appeals and formal contestations will remain private, according to “college request,” Liou said.

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