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 be benefit City Harvest via 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 22nd

Registration: 12:30pm
Solar One - 23rd St & the East River

Start: 2pm

Finish: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Chrystie St. & Broome St. "The Pit"
If you finish after 4:30 and no riders are at the Pit, you can bring your donations to the Bowery Mission: 227 Bowery. Don't miss the afterparty & awards!

After Party & Awards: 5pm, The Chrome Store - 238 Mulberry St.

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.

Do I need to ride a fixed gear bike?
Not at all. Very few rides are "fixed-gear only". Cranksgiving is definitely not one of them. You can ride any kind of bike you want. We often have tandems, tall bikes, choppers, and penny farthings.

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. Registration will only take place at the beginning of the event. Registration will begin at 12:30pm and the ride will begin at 2pm.

This is such a great idea! How do I throw a Cranksgiving in my own town?
Cranksgiving is a simple event to throw because it requires minimal volunteer effort. Read our How-To guide for a great starting point.