Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. Part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt, it has been held annually in New York City since 1999.

Bring a bike, a bag, a lock, and about $15-$20 to buy food. All of the food collected at grocery stores will benefit the Bowery Mission. Every year, we help provide hundreds of needy families with a wealth of food during the week of Thanksgiving


Date: Saturday, November 21st

Registration: 1:30pm
Hudson Yards - East side of 11th Ave between 34th & 35th St.

Start: 3pm

Eventi Hotel Plaza: Behind Eventi hotel on 6th ave & 30th St.

After Party & Awards: 5pm - 7pm
Interface NYC - 140 E 30th St

AfterAFTER party: 8pm Red Lantern Bikes
345 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Frequently Asked Questions

I've never done a ride like this before? How does it work?
It's easy. You show up, grab a manifest, figure out the best route, and start riding when we say "GO!". Make sure you've got a bag and a lock, because you're going to need to lock up to run into grocery stores.

Can I ride a Citibike?
I mean, I'm not going to tell you not to, but it would certainly be challenging finding docking stations at all the right spots.

How much does it cost to register?
It's free to register, but you'll need cash to buy food at the grocery stores. $10-$15 should suffice.

Can I register online?
No. Not for New York, at least. Registration will only take place at the beginning of the event – 1:30pm. The ride will kick off at 3pm.

This is such a great idea! How can I bring Cranksgiving to my city?
Cranksgiving is a simple event to throw because it requires minimal volunteer effort. Read our How-To guide for a great starting point. Want to dig deeper? Join the organizers forum at cranksgiving.org/forum

Connect with Strava

Your Strava app this Cranksgiving will give our developers extra helpings of data to understand where cyclists need better bike lanes for smoother sailing on safer streets. Connect with us, turn on your app for the ride, and we'll start shifting our gears. In the weeks after Cranksgiving, expect to see us put this info to some great uses.

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Your information is completely safe. We will not sell or share your information with anyone else. Your Cranksgiving ride could be crucial to helping New York become a better biking city for everyone.

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NYC Date: November 21 2015      TIME: 1:30pm       PLACE: Hudson Yards: 11th Ave & 34th St