Monday, November 21, 2011

Cranksgiving 2011 Recap : Photos & Video

Excellent turn out for the 3rd annual Cranksgiving on Saturday, we had a total of 131 registered riders. The Camillus House was very pleased with our efforts and by the amount of non-perishable items we collected on bicycle. Thanks to Gary Medenhall, Eddy Stevens, all the sponsors and most of all to everyone who participated in this worthy cause.

The race started at 3:20pm and the top riders finished at approximately 4:27pm. Total distance was 17 miles and required stopping at five grocery store check points. Prizes and giveaways were distributed at Government Center and limited spoke cards were issued to those who dropped off their items at the Camillus House. After the event a group of us headed over to The Filling Station for food & drinks. Once again thanks to everyone involved and hope to see you all next year.

Top 5

1st - Giancarlo Bianchi
2nd - Michael Lum (1st Fixed)
3rd - Amy Plotkin (1st Female)
4th - Alexander G
5th - Jorge J

1st Out Of Towner - TIII (West Palm Beach)

Most Charitable - Ray Strack, Scott Sassin and a female rider who's name I don't recall.

Here's a short video from the Le Mans start of the race and the ride over to Camillus House to drop off donations.

Below is a list of all 131 participants in the order in which they registered:

Robert N
Diego P
Tina T
Eric B
Craig N
Dru N
Eric M
Alex R
Vilma C
Jerri H
Mauro C
Cason B
Jerry P
Ryan O
Jorge L
Steven D
Maria M
Luis R
Alexander J
Ray Z
Rick Q
Mara S
Jolyan L
Andrew F
Max K
Ricardo M
Ivan C
Matty P
Stu N (Ft. Lauderdale)
Jessica L
Brett P
Felix H
Mitch M
Scott S
Romano W
Ian K
Raphael C (California)
Orlando A
Amy P
Jonathan S
Adrian E
Kevin C (Orlando)
Randy R (North Carolina)
John H
Erika C
Carol C
Jim C
Corey L (West Palm Beach)
Will G
Melissa K
Kathia L
Angel P
Cynathia M
Eddie G
Rosie M
Jim J
Allan C
Jeanette S
Lee L (West Palm Beach)
Zaida G
Jan M
TIII (West Palm Beach)
Carlos U
Francis G
Joe S (West Palm Beach)
Shari B (West Palm Beach)
Stephanie R
Ray S (Ft. Lauderdale)
Chris H
Colin W
Joseph M
Lissette L
Mario C
Anthony N
Phi T
Ruben D
Jenny A
Maria A
Mari A
Brandon K
Judy (Pembroke Pines)
Paul (Pembroke Pines)
Chris C
Pablo R
Hilary B
Chakira S
Greg S
Marco R
Kate S
Michael L
Bara A
Rachel L
Charlie W
Jaime S
Martin A
Tamara W
Giancarlo B
Mike C
Alexander G
Dieter B
Meaghan N
Andrea R
Vivian M
Ernest R
Jean H
Miguel M
Luke D
Erika T
Trina C
Ivan A
Branca A
Lucas S
Lauren E
Nick M
Craig C
Jovanni V
Analys C
Dyann A
Andrew H
Mari C
Edwin C
Silvana R
Daniel S
George J
Eddy S
Ralph W
Tom P
Grant P
Nicole N
Tremaine M

Thanks to all of this year's sponsors:

Bike Werx
Clif Bar & Company
Mack Cycle & Fitness
MIA Fixed
The Miami Bike Scene
OMBU LifeStyle Shoes
Red Bull
Sun Cycling Center
The Filling Station
Urban Velo

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cranksgiving 2011 coming November 19th!

It's back! Cranksgiving Miami returns for its third installment come Saturday, November 19th 2011.

Racing is not required, you can simply participate at your leisure if you desire. We want to include everyone, what's most important is the cause.

For the past two years the Miami Cranksgiving food drive alleycat race has been a huge success. This year we're hoping to make it greater thus helping to collect more non-perishable goods for those in need during the holiday season.

Mark your calendars:

Cranksgiving Food Drive Alleycat Race 2011
Saturday, November 19th
2:00pm signup, 2:30pm start

Government Center (by the Orange Peels)
150 NW First Street
Miami, FL. 33130

Participants will receive a map at the start of the race with grocery stores locations & a shopping list (manifest). Riders will go to 5 grocery store checkpoints and buy non-perishable food items from the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 goes to purchase the items. All collected goods will be donated to Camillus House at the end of the race. This is for a great cause and at the same time shines a positive spotlight on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store. You will be required to keep all receipts.

The race is tentatively 17 miles, speed is an obvious advantage but knowing your way around the city & the aisles of a supermarket can also help you significantly.

For those who wish to ride but not necessarily race it's okay. We will also have prizes for the most charitable participants. If speed is not your thing you can ride the event as a scavenger hunt instead of a race. Last year 100 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very thankful about the event. Hope to see you there this year, all bikes welcomed.

RSVP on Facebook.

I'm still looking for sponsors, if you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact