Monday, November 7, 2011

3rd Annual Cranksgiving!

It's that time of year biking friends! Thanksgiving is upon us and what better way to celebrate than to ride our bikes and collect food for those in need. We will be stopping at Allen's, Day's Market, Buy Low and Macey's. Please make sure to dress warm and tell all your friends!

When: Saturday November 12, 2011, 11:30 am
Where: We will be meeting at the Courthouse on Center St. University Ave. in Provo
What: Don't forget to bring your bike, a lock, a bag/basket, and money to purchase food items ($10-$15).

This year we will be ending at the newly opened Provo Bicycle Collective (1100 W 49 N).

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Here Is The Info.

We are re-using the flyer design from last year because Todd did such a great job and I do not know how to make such things. Also we have some more interweb coverage, Facebook, and the original Cranksgiving, have all gave a shout out. This event is going to be one not to miss. Feel free to print this out and post it everywhere. Also make sure to tell everyone you know.

Where: Historic Provo Courthouse University Avenue and Center Street
When: Saturday, November 20 11:30am
What: Bring; a bike, a lock, a bag/basket, $10-$20, and a desire to have fun and ride bikes.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Here We Are Again!

Well it's that time of year everyone. Time to get together, ride bikes, and help out those who need it. This years ride is going to be just as awesome as last year and we are expecting even more people to show up. The picture above is from our haul last year (which was awesome). If you are just coming here for the first time let me tell you what Cranksgiving is all about. Essentially this is an excuse to ride bikes and spread some of the wealth. We ride around to a few different grocery stores in Provo (map coming soon) and collect food for the Provo Food Bank. When we are all done we ride it down to the food bank and drop it off by bicycle. After all this we get together have some hot drinks and relax. This ride is a ton of fun and we hope that everyone will tell everyone and we can double or triple our efforts from last year. We will have more info. coming soon.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Maps they dont love bikes like I love bikes.

So we are only two days out from the ride!!! We are really excited as it looks like we will have a good turn out. This is the map of the course outlining roughly were the ride will go. It would not let me highlight or use the Provo River Trail which we will be riding to Macey's and from Macey's to Reams. So the mileage is a little off and the directions are not 100%. Basically we will start at University and Center in Provo and then ride over to the Allens in south Provo from there we are going to Days Market on Canyon, then to Macey's in Provo, and then to Reams on Center, and ending at Trendz Cafe on Center. Looking forward to seeing all of you there.
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A Shout Out to Our Sponsors

Thank you Mad Dog Bicycles and Trendz Café for your kind support of this ride! Everybody come out for a great ride, hot cocoa, and donuts!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Flyer!

Print it off and hand it out if you can!

[Updated 23 November 2009]

Cranksgiving and all its awesomeness

This blog is set up to let everyone know what Cranksgiving is, how it works, and to capture all the fun/bike riding that will transpire. First a little history, Cranksgiving was started around 1999 in New York by some bike messengers that wanted to merge bike riding and helping people out at the holidays. Not having a lot of money they decided to come together to race their bikes all over the city and spend $10-$20 on food that would be donated to a local food bank. Now you can find Cranksgivings all over the country. The Provo Cranksgiving ride is more about fun then competition, we plan on riding in a group at a decent speed, we are not cruising but we also are not Tour de Francing (racing). All bikes are welcomed as well as all riders you will want to have a bike, a lock, and some way to carry what you buy at our stops, ie. backpack, basket, trailer, milk crate, whatever works for you. Our route this year will be about 9 miles and will end with hot chocolate and donuts, we will have a map up really soon, and maps at the event. Basically this is a celebration of bicycles and a chance to get into that holiday spirit, as well as to give something before all of us enjoy a hot meal with families and friends on Thanksgiving. We hope to get as many riders out as possible and will keep all updates posted here and to that thing called Facebook. Thanks for reading and we hope to see you and your bike on Wednesday morning. Until then may your tubes be full and your saddles soft.