Saturday November 19th NYC kicks off the 13th annual Cranksgiving charity ride. Some race for speed competing for some of the best prize swag in town. But the majority of participants are there to have a great time and contribute to a good cause in other categories such as, “most generous.” Listen to NYC organizer Ken Stanek on Bicycle Radio talk about it.





Something that fun & rewarding makes sense in a lot of places and through bike messengers, the race was brought to several other cities. As more and more non-messenger participants grew and more cities started throwing their own versions, sometimes under different names, such as San Francisco’s “Supermarket Street Sweep.” Dates, sponsors and beneficiaries vary for each city, but no matter where they are held it’s one of the most fun holiday events of the season.


If you don’t feel like riding, you can also donate via the Cranksgiving website.

Find a Cranksgiving Near You.

Albany, NY – Nov 19 info
Annville, PA – Nov 24 info
Bellingham, WA – Nov 20 info
Cedar Falls, IA – Nov 12 info
Champaigne/Urbana – Nov 13 info
Chattanooga, TN – Nov 19 info
Chicago, IL – Nov 20 info
Columbus, OH – Nov 19 info
Des Moines, IA – Nov 19 info
Duluth, MN – Nov 19 info
Ellicott City, MD – Nov 19 info
Fort Worth, TX – Nov 19 info
Huntington, WV – Nov 19 info
Jackson, MI – Nov 19
Kansas City – Nov 19 info
Marin County, CA – Nov 12 info
Mason City, IA – Nov 13 info
Miami – Nov 19 info
Minneapolis, MN – Nov 19 info
Mundelein, IL – Nov 19 info
Oklahoma City, OK – Nov 13 info
Olympia, WA – Nov 19 info
Omaha – Nov 12 info
Philadelphia, PA – Nov 20 info
Portland, ME – Nov 19 info
Provo, UT – Nov 12 info
Redding, CA – Nov 19info
Santa Fe, NM – Nov 19 info
Seattle – Nov 19 info
Sequim, WA – Nov 19 info
State College, PA – Nov 16 info
St. Louis, MO – Nov 6 info
Tampa, FL – Nov 12 info
York, PA – Nov 19 info

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One Response to Cranksgiving: food pantry charity races across America

  1. Helen says:

    I couldnt have said it any better to be honest! keep up the awesome work. You are very talented & I only wish I could write as good as you do 🙂 …

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