Cranksgiving Twin Cities 2017

Nov. 18
2-5 p.m.
Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Cycling, Holiday, Sports - Participatory

Donating food for the hungry is tight. Bike rides are tight. Scavenger hunts? Also tight. So when you put those three together, you have the makings of the tightest event of the Thanksgiving season. Cranksgiving is, quite simply, a food drive on two wheels. The premise is simple: Show up and register, receive a scavenger hunt manifest of items to collect (that also just happen to help feed the less fortunate), cruise along the easy 10-mile route, and then make it back and win sweet prizes. A slew of local businesses—including Pat’s Tap, the Alt, and Bryant-Lake Bowl—have donated loot, meaning you can score some gifts for your friends or for yourself before the Black Friday fistfights. All cyclists are welcome to participate, and this year there will even be an electric bike category. All you need is a bike, a bag, a lock, some shopping money, and a desire to help people, and you’re ready for the coolest food drive of all time. Find more info at