Cranksgiving is an annual event that takes place in cities across the country, and it’s all about having fun and giving back. This food drive/bike ride/scavenger hunt sends riders across the city to collect food donations for local organizations. If you’ve been to it before — you might notice some new things this year!
This year Cranksgiving will start and end at Charm City Meadworks! It’s easy to bike there using the bike lanes on Fallsway and Guilford, and Preston and Biddle. Plus, starting in a new location means we get to support new local grocery stores!
New food partner organization!
This year, the food collected at Cranskgiving is going to two amazing Baltimore organizations! in addition to longtime partner Moveable Feast, we’re also supporting the Franciscan Center! Moveable Feast fosters a community that cares for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by preparing and delivering nutritious meals and groceries and providing nutritional counseling and other services. The Franciscan Center is Bikemore’s neighbor, and provides emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically disadvantaged, including community meals and pantry bags, job readiness training, healthcare, transportation assistance and much more.
You might be a fan of our Cranksgiving posters designed each year by local designer and bike rider Ian Jackson, and this year we’re going a t-shirt version too! T-shirts are only available to order during early bird registration from October 29 to November 4.
New team categories!
This year we have two special team categories! WTF is for teams made up of women, trans, femme and non-binary folks, and a Youth/Family category for teams with at least one member under 18!
New online registration!
Participants can now register online beforehand! This means you can sign your wavier online, and will make check in day of super quick! Each teammate needs to fill our their own registration form.
New sponsorship and prizes!
Prizes include basket bags from Swift Industries, tool rolls from PTAP Designs, customs straps from HoldFast, and much more!