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Cranksgiving 2016

Poster Design by  Ian Jackson

Poster Design by Ian Jackson

2nd Annual Baltimore Cranksgiving

Join us as we celebrate the season of giving by participating in Baltimore's 2nd annual Cranksgiving! 

What's Cranksgiving, you ask?
Cranksgiving is a national event that combines bike riding and giving back. This scavenger hunt/food drive will send teams of riders across the city to collect food items to benefit Moveable Feast. Basically, it's all about food for people in need and riding bikes with friends, new and old.

What does the day look like?
12:30 | Registration at Patterson Park Pavilion
1:45 | Pre-ride rules and kick-off at Patterson Park
2:00 | Biking food scavenger hunt throughout Baltimore
4:00 | Receipts and food due at Patterson Park
4:00 - 6:00 | Awards and after party at Johnny Rad's

How does registration work? Do I need a team?
RSVP on Facebook so we can anticipate the number of riders, but you'll have to register your team (of 3-4) between 12:30 and 1:45 in person on the day of the event. All team members must be present when you register and you'll receive the manifest (the rules and locations) when registering. Don't have a team? Come anyway! We will help "free agents" find folks to ride with on the day of the event or you can post in the Facebook Event and get one going beforehand! 

How does the scavenger hunt work? 
When you register, teams will be handed their manifests. On the manifest is a list of grocery stores and food items to purchase, each worth a certain number of points. The team with the highest number of points, in the shortest amount of time wins! The Scavenger Hunt will begin at 2pm and only teams who turn in their manifests, receipts and food by 4pm will be considered for prizes. We'll then head to Johnny Rad's to announce the winners and prizes, and for beer, pizza and celebration!

How much does it cost to participate? 
By design, Cranksgiving is and will always be a free event — meaning Bikemore will never charge registration to participate. We do ask that each person on a team bring $10-15 to help purchase food items on the list. But how much you are able to spend is entirely up to you! 

What should I bring?
- Working bike
- Bag to carry purchases (backpacks, panniers, baskets — whatever you have!) 
- $10-15 for purchasing items we will donate
- (Optional) Smartphone to take photos and upload to social media for additional points! 

Is it a race? I don't ride very fast. Will I still have fun? 
Kinda. That's Ok! Absolutely! Cranksgiving is designed to be a team event (because what's more fun that riding through the city with some friends? Don't worry if you don't have a team formed when you show up, we can help free agents or pairs come together!) While prizes are awarded to teams with the best time and highest number of points, additional prizes will be awarded for things like best team costume and team spirit! 

What happens if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event. Riding in the rain/cold/wind makes you tough. So be tough and show up and ride, even if the weather isn't perfect. 

RSVP and invite your friends to join you in a fun day of riding and giving! 


Thanks to our sponsors:


Interested in sponsoring Cranksgiving? More info here
Questions about Cranksgiving? Email



Later Event: November 29
Giving Tuesday