Friday, November 19, 2010

The Time Has Come!

Cranksgiving Miami, the day a lot of you have been patiently awaiting is finally upon us. It goes down this Saturday, November 20th in Downtown. Don't forget to bring a bicycle, $10, a lock, and a bag or basket to carry the items. We will be meeting on the SW corner of Government Center by the Orange Peels at 2pm, please do not be late.

The first 50 to register will receive the November Issue of Urban Velo. Also, Clif Bar has supplied us with Clif Shot Bloks for all participants. Gary Medenhall has been generous enough to bring Gatorade for participants again this year, he will be helping me with registration, prize distribution, etc. If you have any questions about the event come and ask us at the registration table.

Rules & Prizes:
Participants will have two options: The fast cyclists racing the alleycat will have to go to all 5 checkpoints (17mi) and will be eligible for all the prizes. If speed is not your forte then you are encouraged to ride Cranksgiving in a scavenger hunt fashion and will only be required to hit up 4 of the 5 checkpoints, these cyclists will only be eligible for the "Most Charitable" prize. Last year everyone had fun whether racing or riding at a moderate pace. What's most important is that we collectively gather food items for those in need this Thanksgiving, let's show South Florida that cyclists can come together and make a positive difference.

We will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st Fixed Gear, 1st Female, 1st MTB, 1st Out-Of-Towner, DFL, and Most Charitable.

We will also have extra prizes & giveaways for a few lucky riders. Over 275 have RSVP'd on Facebook, I'm hoping about 100-150 will actually show up. I want to remind everyone that this is a charity race, ride safe and be courteous to others. Local forecast are predicting amicable weather so I'm excited to see everyone out there tomorrow. Remember to arrive by 2pm so we can get registration rolling. All bicycles are welcomed. Helmets encouraged.

Once the race is finished and everyone is accounted for we will issue prizes to the winners and raffle off a few extra items. We will then ride a few blocks north to the Camillus House to donate all the non-perishable items collected. Limited Cranksgiving spoke cards will be issued to participants once they drop-off their items.

After the drop-off at Camillus House we will lead a group ride a few blocks south to The Filling Station for food & drinks.

Thanks to all of this year's sponsors and remember to support those who support us.

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