Saturday, November 19, 2011

Government Center (by the Orange Peels)
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

It's back! Cranksgiving Miami returns for its third installment come Saturday, November 19th 2011.

Bring $10 to buy items.
A bag & lock are essential.
All bikes welcomed.

For the past two years the Miami Cranksgiving food drive race & ride has been a great success. This year we're hoping to make it even greater by collecting more non-perishable goods for those in need this holiday season. This is a unique event and there is no other like it in S. Florida.

*Racing is not required, you can simply participate at your leisure if you desire. We want to include everyone, what's most important is the cause.

Participants will receive a map at the start of the race/ride with grocery store locations along with a shopping list (manifest). Riders will go to 5 grocery store checkpoints and buy the non-perishable food items off the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 goes to purchase the items. All collected goods will be donated to Camillus House at the end of the race. This is for a great cause and at the same time shines a positive spotlight on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store. You will be required to keep all receipts.

The race/ride is tentatively 17 miles, speed is an obvious advantage but knowing your way around the city & the aisles of a supermarket can also help you significantly. Novice cyclists can opt to a shorter 9 mile ride, but will be disqualified from any prizes except "Most Charitable".

For those who prefer not to race, it's okay. There will also be prizes for most charitable! If speed is not your thing you can ride the event in a scavenger hunt fashion instead of a race. Last year 100 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very thankful for our efforts. Hope to see you there on November 19th, all bikes welcomed.

RSVP on Facebook.

We have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st Fixed Gear, 1st & 2nd female, 1st MTB, 1st Out-Of-Towner, DFL, and Most Charitable.

We also have extra prizes & giveaways for a few lucky riders. Over 250 have RSVP'd on Facebook thus far, we're hoping about 100-150 will actually show up. We want to remind everyone that this is a charity event, ride safe and be courteous to others. Remember to arrive by 2pm so we can get registration rolling. All bicycles are welcomed. Helmets encouraged.

*BONUS $100, $50, $25 will be given to anyone placing top 3 while wearing a Bike Werx jersey.

Once the race/ride is finished and everyone is accounted for we will issue prizes to the winners and raffle off a few extra items. We will then ride a few blocks north to the Camillus House and everyone will personally donate all the non-perishable items collected. Limited Cranksgiving spoke cards will be issued to participants once they drop-off their items.

After the drop-off at Camillus House we will lead a short group ride a few blocks south to The Filling Station for food & drinks.

Thanks to all of this year's sponsors and remember to support those who support you.

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