Time: 10AM - 1PM
Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave
Host: St. Louis Bicycle Works for Food Outreach
Route: 25 mile loop from Schlafly Bottleworks
The Cranksgiving tradition has spread across the country, with events held in Los Angeles; Chicago; St. Louis; Madison, WI; and Des Moines, Iowa, among others. We are proud to say that St. Louis has the largest event in the country. Last year Cranksgiving hosted over 500 riders who collected over 4000 food items. This year we are looking for over 800 riders!
What happens at a Cranksgiving ride is that cyclists gather where they are given a shopping list of specific items needed by a local food pantry, plus a map of stores along a specific route (10 or 25 miles) from which to buy these items
A typical shopping list will have a dozen or so items, and maybe set back the riders $10-20. It's a terrific way to kick off the holiday season and be out on your bike, doing something good with the community alongside your fellow cyclists. Plus, it's an early start on burning off all the calories you'll be inhaling during November and December.
Cant ride with us but still want to help? Join us at the Handle Bar on Manchester at 8 p.m. on Nov 5th. New Belgium and PBR will be trading 4 cans of food for 1 beer!!
A huge thank you to our sponsors: Big Shark Bicycle, Rehab Care and Ameren.
This is a great event to attend. Lisa and Matt and a few other GORCers rode the 25 mile route last year and had a wonderful time hanging out with other bikers. There are sag wagons to load your purchased goods if you don't want to carry them to the finish at the Bottleworks. We hauled a BOB trailer last year and it held everything.
Cranksgiving is on a Sunday - the day after the GORC Appreciation Party. I hope to see my other GORC friends at Cranksgiving. If you have a GORC jersey, plan on wearing it so the community can see the club doing what it does best - volunteering and giving back!
Look for info on the message board in the coming days/week.
See you there,
Link to BicycleWorks info.