The New York Bike Messenger Foundation presents Cranksgiving, a charitable ‘alleycat’ bicycle ride,open to all and now in its 13th year.
In Cranksgiving, riders navigate around Manhattan to purchase Thanksgiving dinner ingredients at designated grocery stores. At the finish line, they arrive with a bag full of food to be donated to various charities.
The ride will consist of a food drive, where participants will ride to 4 grocery stores & purchase food to be donated to St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, drop off jars of baby food at two shelters for women and children and raise donations to support City Harvest and the New York Bike Messenger Foundation. Winners will be determined by their times and also by the generosity of their food and money donations.
Cranksgiving is a race, but everyone is welcome to ride and participate in the fun! Bring a bag, some money, and a good lock!
Visit www.cranksgiving.org to donate to the Cranksgiving fund, benefiting City Harvest and the New York Bicycle Messenger Foundation.
WHEN: November 19th, 2011 at 12:30pm for registration. Cranksgiving begins at 2PM SHARP.
WHERE: Solar One, East River between 22nd & 23rd St, Manhattan. After Party at the Chrome Store (238 Mulberry St.). After, after party at Red Lantern Bicycles (345 Myrtle Avenue, between Adelphi and Carlton).
WHY: 200 racers at the 2010 Cranksgiving raised over $2,000 in food for Saint Mary’s soup kitchen, over 400 jars of baby food for Nazareth Housing & Yorkville Common Pantry, $1,895 for City Harvest and the New York Bike Messenger Foundation, and was the largest Cranksgiving ever.
Thank you to this year’s sponsors for donating the prizes and helping Cranksgiving help the hungry: Chrome, Brooklyn Brewery, Affinity Cycles, Outlier, Seagull Bags, Mer Bags, Kryptonite Dog Day Cyclery, Red Lantern Bikes, Bike Blog NYC, Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop, Holdfast, Laek House, Nona Varnado Performance Fashion, Chari & Co, Vaya Bags, Fifo Cycles, Perelandra Natural Foods and Surly Bikes.
Prizes will include a custom messenger bag: