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 donated to the soup kitchen at St Mary's Church. Every year, we provide at least 100 needy families with a wealth of food during the week of Thanksgiving
Date: Saturday, November 23rd
Solar One - 23rd St & the East River
Finish: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
St Mary's Church - 440 Grand St.
If you finish after 4:30 and no riders are at the church, there will still be people there to accept your donations. Don't miss the afterparty & awards! Cheap Brooklyn Beer!
After Party & Awards: 5pm Chrome Store
238 Mulberry St.
AfterAFTER party: 8pm Red Lantern Bikes
345 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, NY
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.
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. This guide has always been a great starting point.