Cranksgiving Cleveland 2023

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Cleveland’s cycling community is once again gathering food for disadvantaged families and senior citizens this holiday season! Bike Cleveland is pleased to present Cranksgiving, a food drive by bicycle. There is no cost to join the event, but cyclists usually spend about $15 (or however much you can) on food and supplies for others.

How does Cranksgiving work? Riders of all ages and skill levels receive a map of nearby grocery stores and are challenged to ride their bikes – regardless of weather — to one or more of the stores to purchase the needed items specified for each. Everything purchased must be hauled by bicycle, either in a bag, pannier, rack, or trailer. You will return to donate the food you collected to benefit those in need this holiday season. Be prepared to spend about $15 (or however much you can) and ride up to fifteen miles.

Want to contribute even more? Clean out your pantry and bring non perishable food items to the event. Organize a mini-food drive at your work or in your neighborhood. Or, if you cannot attend, you can make a food or cash donation at Joy Machines Bike Shop during business hours.

Can’t make the event? We’ll miss you, but you can still help by making a $$ donation directly to the Hunger Network for Cranksgiving.

Invite your friends and others to join you via Facebook

Event Location: BottleHouse Brewery And Meadery | 2050 Lee Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118

Event Timeline:

11:00AM – Registration, plus coffee and donuts
11:30AM – Brief program and send off
1:30-1:45PM – Return to BottleHouse and donate food
2:00PM – Closing program and traditional group photo

Heads Up: There is also a second location added in Lakewood via Bike Lakewood. Same date and time, but your meetup spot is the Lakewood Truck Park at 16900 Detroit Ave. You can stay in touch with any updates via their Facebook Event.

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