Saturday, November 19: “Cranksgiving”
Cranksgiving is a treasure-hunt food drive — teams visit a list of stores and buy a list of items. Items are donated to Outside In, which serves homeless youth. You don’t have to race to have an amazing time. It is imperative that we bring out more people than Seattle each year, the coveted Top Banana Trophy is at stake! Create a team of 2-5 riders with your friends — if you arrive solo, let us know and we will find you a team!
Where: Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR).
Schedule for Saturday, November 19
1 p.m.: Chocolate bar giveaway — arrive early to register your team!
2 p.m.: Riders leave
4 p.m.: Everybody back at Velo Cult, pizza for $2/slice
4:30 p.m.: Prizes awarded for Best Costumes, First Ones Back, Biggest Spenders, and more!
RSVP and share your photos: Facebook
Questions, want to donate a prize? Ask Tom McTighe anything
Cranksgiving started in New York City in 1999, and there are now nearly 80 independently organized events across the globe. Here are some Portland memories:
- 2013: Our first year, 2013, was a great start: 100 participants donated $1500 in food and supplies, and had the best time doing it. We were all actually a little stunned to see what was possible. Seattle’s Cranksgiving did even better, and we vowed to outdo them in 2014…
- 2014: …and we did, just barely! In 2014, Seattle had 105 participants and we had 113! Read the whole 2014 story.
- 2015: Seattle raced ahead by bringing out 160 people – we’ll catch them this year. This time we added a family-friendly ride option and saw a lot more families in the mix, which was very cool. Check out all the 2015 details.