Tuesday, October 07, 2014

2014 Cranksgiving Bicycle Food Drive & Alleycat Race


It's back! Cranksgiving Miami returns for its sixth installment come Saturday, November 22nd 2014. Registration 2pm, directions here.

Rain or shine!

For the past five years the Cranksgiving Miami food drive alleycat race & ride has helped collect non-perishable goods for those in need during the holiday season. To those unfamiliar with Cranksgiving, it's basically a food scavenger hunt on bicycles with all the goods collected being donated to Camillus House at the end of the race.

Details:

Participants will be asked to register at a table and will then receive a map/manifest before the start of the race. The map and/or manifest will have designated grocery store locations marked and a shopping list. Riders are to go to the grocery store checkpoints and buy the non-perishable food items from the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 you need to bring go towards the purchase food items. The first participant to get to the finish after visiting all the checkpoints & purchasing all the items from the list wins!  Cranksgiving is lots of fun and for a great cause, it also helps shine a positive light on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store ($10 total), it is required to keep all your receipts.

The race/ride is approximately 10 - 17 miles depending on whether you do the long or short route, speed will be an obvious factor. However, knowing your way around the city & the aisles of a supermarket can be advantageous.

*Racing is not required, you can simply participate by riding with a group and visiting the checkpoints at your own pace. We want to make sure everyone is included, all bikes are welcomed. Please keep in mind that the cause is what's most important.

This year we're encouraging riders to participate in the ride as part of a team, group, and/or organization. So round up your co-workers, crew, etc and do it collectively. Ideally all teams would be wearing their respective group t-shirts or cycling jerseys. Represent your group by participating in this positive cycling event, it's more fun with friends!

NBC's TODAY Show will joining us for Cranksgiving and documenting the event, the footage will air on Monday, 11/24! Ride with Team TODAY.

Once again, it's totally okay to simply ride for the cause, racing is not a requirement.  Most of the riders are just doing it for fun. We will also have prizes for the most charitable participants. If speed is not your thing you can ride the event as a scavenger hunt instead of a race. Last year over 130 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very appreciative about Cranksgiving. This year we're hoping to appeal to more riders, thus collecting more items for those in need!

We have a lot of cool prizes and giveaways courtesy of our sponsors:

Ass Savers
Bike Nerds
Champ Bags
Chrome
Cinelli
KIND
Knog
Kryptonite
Mack Cycle & Fitness
Magic City Bicycle Collective
The Miami Bike Scene
MonkeyLectric
Omnium Bicycles
Origin8
Road Holland
Sidebar Miami
Sun Cycling
Vita Coco

Please RSVP on Facebook and share event with friends. We'll be posting updates and prizes on the Facebook event page.

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