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Cranksgiving 2019

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: Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Registration: October 1st to November 8th, 2019. Register at:
Check-in: 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Ride Start: ~12:00 p.m.
Ride Finish: ~3:00 p.m.
Awards/After-Party: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*Note: All times are approximate and are not guaranteed. 

Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels: part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. It’s been held annually in New York City since 1999. Every year, throughout the country, Cranksgiving events help provide thousands of needy families with a wealth of food during the week of Thanksgiving. For the first year ever, Iowa City will be joining this national movement!

Come join your cycling friends on Sunday, November 9th at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City. Register online or on-site at 11:00 a.m. on the day of the event. The official start will be 12:00 p.m. All of the items collected during the event will go to the CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank and Table to Table in Iowa City.

Bring your bike, a helmet, a bag, a lock, your internal GPS, and around $20 to buy food and/or other necessities. You’ll be provided with a manifest listing various items to buy from specific grocery stores around town, as well as some optional destinations of your choosing. Take the time before the official start to plan your route! and time before the official start to strategize your route. At Noon, we'll blow the starting whistle and it'll be up to you to reach as many 'checkpoints' as possible and to grab the items off the list. Don't forget your receipt(s) as they will be needed to tally your items at the end! There will be individual awards, including the three fastest individuals, the "Big Spender", and possibly others, as well as a raffle drawing at the end. You don't *have* to race, you can go at your own pace as you like - just remember to return before 3:00 p.m. with whatever you were able to acquire.

If you'd rather not ride, but instead donate to the charities, you may do so on-site. A $20 minimal donation is highly encouraged, but please feel free to give whatever you can afford. Checks should be made out to: CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank and/or Table to Table.

Awards, recognition, and some words from our sponsors and associates will begin roughly at 3:00 p.m. 

For more information, please contact the host organizer: Nick Maddix,
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Big Grove Brewery
1225 S. Gilbert St.
Iowa City, IA  

Nick S Maddix
319-321-6455 (c)
Cycling Events
Registration is not Required