Monday, November 18, 2013
An awesome time was had by all at the 5th annual Cranksgiving Bicycle Food Drive Alleycat Race yesterday afternoon, we had 135 registered cyclists and collected over $1,500 in non-perishable items for the Camillus House Thanks to Gary Mendenhall, James, Brian, Adam at The Filling Station, for their help and to everyone who participated in this worthy cause. Also special thanks to all of our sponsors: Ass Savers, Bike Werx, Chrome, Clif Bar & Company, The Filling Station, Knog, Loco Fixie, Mack Cycle & Fitness, Magic City Bicycle Collective, MIA Fixed, Origin-8, and Sun Cycling. We hope to see you everyone again next year!
Check out over 100 photos courtesy of James from J&B Importers!
Congrats to Aleric C. and Wild Bill on both being the "Most Charitable" participants and each winning Chrome messenger bags.
1st - Hooligan Sean
2nd - Amy P.
3rd - Katriel
1st Fixed - Andrew G.
1st Out of Towner - TIII (West Palm Beach)
1st MTB - Andrew H.
1st Kid - Mateo H.
Check out this really great video courtesy of Busta Photo.
And this video showing the first-person experience, courtesy of Evan
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
For the past four years the Cranksgiving Miami food drive alleycat race & ride has helped collect non-perishable goods for those in need during the holiday season. To those unfamiliar with Cranksgiving, it's basically a food scavenger hunt on bicycles with all the goods collected being donated to Camillus House at the end of the race.
Participants will be asked to register at a table and will then receive a map/manifest before the start of the race. The map and/or manifest will have designated grocery store locations marked and a shopping list. Riders are to go to the grocery store checkpoints and buy the non-perishable food items from the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 you need to bring go towards the purchase food items. The first participant to get to the finish after visiting all the checkpoints & purchasing all the items from the list wins! Cranksgiving is lots of fun and for a great cause, it also helps shine a positive light on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store ($10 total), it is required to keep all your receipts.
The race is approximately 10 - 17 miles depending on whether you do the long or short route, speed will be an obvious factor. However, knowing your way around the city & the aisles of a supermarket can be advantageous.
*Racing is not required, you can simply participate by riding with a group and visiting the checkpoints at your own pace. We want to make sure everyone is included, all bikes are welcomed. Please keep in mind that the cause is what's most important.
It's okay for those who wish to ride but not necessarily race. 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 over 170 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very appreciative about Cranksgiving. This year we're hoping to appeal to more riders, thus collecting more items for those in need!
We have a lot of cool prizes and giveaways courtesy of our sponsors. Stay tuned for more event details.
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