November 4, 2017 - 1:00 pm
What exactly is Cranksgiving?
In short, it is an organized scavenger hunt bike race that collects canned food to donate to a charity for Thanksgiving. While doing good for a local charity, it also helps residents explore their community in a healthy and active way.
How do I participate in Cranksgiving?
You and a team (solo riders also welcome) will be able to register approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the race (1:00 PM, 1:30 PM start time). Each team member will need a bike, bike lock, backpack or alternative bag to use while riding and approximately $10-$15 to purchase canned goods.
How does Cranksgiving work?
Once all teams have been registered, we’ll start the race. There are a total of five grocery stores that each team must visit, with a list of canned goods that the local food bank needs. It is up to the individual team what order they visit the stores in, if they visit a sixth bonus location (farther from all other stores) and if they want to get more than the required two cans per person, per store. All receipts should be shown at the finish line to prove you visited each store that day during the race time.
Who do the proceed benefit?
This year, we’ll be donating all canned goods received (and any monetary donations) to Second Harvest Food Bank Of Central Florida. Zero money will be kept by us; we’re strictly here to help organize the race and ensure everyone has a safe, fun time.
Are there prizes?
This all depends on the number of sponsors we get, but ideally, there are prizes for most charitable team, most creative outfitted team and the fastest team. We have asked for giveaways, so please feel free to let us know if there is a local business that you think we should reach out to.
What is the route like?
The route is approximately 15 miles long, helping you to explore different areas of your local community. There will be one grocery store per area, but you won’t find out which areas until race day. The locations have specifically been picked due to their proximity to bike paths or within biking friendly areas of the city. It is predominantly flat (we are in Florida after all).
Is this event family friendly?
Yes, we do encourage families to participate. As with any event, in order to partake in any adult beverages after riding, you are required to be 21+ years of age at the end of the race.
Can we sponsor the race or volunteer?
Yes, we’d love to have sponsors or volunteers to help with the race. Please contact us for more information either via PM, email or phone. Thanks for your interest!
Please be sure to check out and thank our sponsors – Retro City Cycles in Ivanhoe Village, Nora’s Sugar Shack in Mills 50 and Outfront Media!