Sunday, November 29, 2015

Crankgiving Miami 2015 : Recap & Photos

Check out over 180 photos on Facebook courtesy of James from Origin8!

An excellent and fun time was had by all at our 7th annual Cranksgiving Bicycle Food Drive & Alleycat Race this past Saturday afternoon, despite the rain we still managed to have 100 registered cyclists and collected an estimated $1,000-1,200 in non-perishable items for the Camillus House. Thank you to Gary Mendenhall and the Origin8 crew (James, Ross, Brian, Michael, and Eric) for all their help, to Sidebar Miami for hosting us, and most importantly to everyone who participated in this worthy cause. Also special thanks to all of our sponsors: Ass SaversAventónBike NerdsCycliq - Fly6Green Guru GearKINDKnogKryptoniteMack Cycle & FitnessMagic City Bicycle CollectiveThe Miami Bike ShopNew BelgiumMonkeyLectric,  Sun Cycling, and Vita Coco. We hope to see you everyone again next year!


Congrats to Ross Lukoff on being the "Most Charitable" partipant!

1st - Sauce
2nd - Marcelo
3rd - TIII

1st Girl - Naomi (7th overall)
2nd Girl - Krystle (10th overall)
3rd Girl - Tami (14th overall)

1st Fixed - Sauce (1st overall)
2nd Fixed - Justin (4th overall)
1st Out of Towner - TIII (3rd overall)
1st MTB - ?
1st Tall Bike - Gabriel
1st Kid - Ricky B

Once again thanks to everyone who participated and hope to see you again next year!

Check out this video footage courtesy of PaceLine Urban Racing which shows 1st and 2nd place riders racing from one supermarket to another!

Thanks for coming out guys! We would never be able to do it without YOU.Tag 'em if you know 'em!
Posted by Origin8 on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Cranksgiving 2015 coming November 21st!

It's back! Cranksgiving Miami returns for its seventh installment come Saturday, November 21st 2015. Registration 2pm.

For the past six 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/ride 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.

We're encouraging riders to participate in the ride as part of a team, group, and/or organization. So round up your co-workers, crew, etc and do it collectively. Ideally all teams would be wearing their respective group t-shirts or cycling jerseys. Represent your group by participating in this positive cycling event, it's more fun with friends!

Once again, it's totally okay to simply ride for the cause, racing is not a requirement. Most of the riders are just doing it for fun. 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 180 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:

Ass Savers
Bike Nerds
Cycliq - Fly6
Green Guru Gear
Mack Cycle & Fitness
Magic City Bicycle Collective
The Miami Bike Scene
The Miami Bike Shop
New Belgium
Sidebar Miami
Sun Cycling
Vita Coco

Please RSVP on Facebook and share event with friends.