Cranksgiving is a food drive like you’ve never seen it before. It’s a food drive on two wheels! Since ’99 this bike enthusiast powered fundraiser has helped provide food to New York’s hungry, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you are a ritual or every day cyclist, or just enjoy the wind in your hair, you should check out Cranksgiving. This event can be fun for the little ones in your family, and backing a good cause like feeding the hungry before Thanksgiving, how could you not?

What is Cranksgiving?

Here in New York City, Cranksgiving is in its 16th year. This event is part bike ride, part food drive and part scavenger hunt. This is not a fixed gear bike event, so don’t be left because you don’t think your bike will be up to par. There are a countless variety of bikes including tandems, tall bikes, choppers and maybe a few of the antiques with the larger than necessary front wheel. A Citibike is not out of the question, although it will not be the most convenient form of transportation. Riders should bring with them their bike, a bag, a lock and about $20. There is no registration fee, however this is a food drive so you will need funds for purchasing power. The 16th Annual Cranksgiving NYC charity event will feed hundreds of New Yorkers through the Bowery Mission , Nazareth Housing and the New York Foundling.

When and Where is Cranksgiving?

Cranksgiving will be taking place on Saturday, November 22nd. Registration starts at 12:30 at Solar One located at 23rd Street and the East River. The start-time for this event is 2 pm.

The race will finish at “The Pit” located at Chrystie Street and Broome Street, where the donations will be handed in. The after party and awards will take place at 5 pm at The Chrome Store – 238 Mulberry Street.

For more information check out Cranksgiving’s site.

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