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Event date: November 24, 2019 - November 25, 2019
Phone: 3214393599
Website:
Organizer(s): Norte
Location Name: Norte Wheelhouse
Address:
49686
Description:

Thanks to our partner, Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan, we're hosting the 2nd Annual Cranksgiving Traverse City!

Cranksgiving is part bicycle ride, part food drive that happens across the nation during the month of November to benefit local charities and families as they prepare for Thanksgiving. It’s that simple. Ride bikes. Give back. Do good. And this year, Cranksgiving TC is going to rock!

HOW IT WORKS

  • Decide if you are riding as a team (2-5 awesome people suggested) or on your own in either the open (5-6 miles) or family (2-3 miles) division.
  • Register at link above. There is no entry fee (expect to spend $25/team on food items)
  • You will be provided a list of food items and tasked with purchasing these items from several grocery stores in town.
  • You will also be challenged to commit at least one act of random kindness (think: giving a stranger a compliment or helping someone with their groceries or picking up trash).
  • There are no Cranksgiving “winners” because everyone wins. Duh.

 

DATE
November 24, 2019 at the Norte Wheelhouse.

TIME
Arrive at 12 noon to check-in, pick up your list and receive instructions. Everyone should be rolling by 12:30.

WHAT TO BRING

  • A functioning bicycle. Expect to ride 5-6 miles in the open division and 2-3 miles in the family division.
  • $25. Or your credit card. $25 is per team or family so not every member of the team/family will be expected to spend $25.
  • Something to carry your food items in. Maybe a backpack, panniers or bicycle basket to get your things back to the Wheelhouse.
  • A bike lock so that your bike stays nice and safe while you are in the stores.

PRIZES
Best costume awards for best individual costume and best team costumes.

OTHER RULES

  • Have fun.
  • Be happy. Be kind. Ring your bell. Wave lots.
  • Teams must stay together.
  • Teams must follow the rules of the road.
  • Leave the spandex and teams kits at home, please.

 

CHARITY & FOOD PANTRY PARTNERS
Step Up Northern Michigan
Trinity Lutheran Church
Women’s Resource Center
NMC Food Pantry
The Salvation Army Traverse City
Love Inc of Grand Traverse
Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD) New Campus Spirit Pantry
Grace Food Pantry
Immaculate Conception Food Pantry
Father Fred Foundation
St. Patrick Church Food Pantry
Christ Church

GROCERY STORE PARTNERS
Oryana Community Co-op
Tom’s East Bay
Tom’s West Bay
Tom’s on 14th
Family Fare
Meijer
Oleson's

Routes to stores will be a choose-your-own-adventure thing, but please be safe. For any questions, or to nominate other local food pantries, email roger@elgruponorte.org.