SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND
hosted by MKEBKE.com
& Milwaukee Bicycle Collective
MEET AT THE MILWAUKEE BICYCLE COLLECTIVE (2910 W. CLYBOURN)
REGISTRATION AT 11AM
RACE STARTS AT NOON
RSVP ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT HERE
This year, we’ll be collecting all the food donations and bringing them to HOPE HOUSE in Walker’s Point.
“The mission of Hope House is to end homelessness and create healthy communities. Our vision is a community that houses and values all of its people.”
If you’re not familiar with Cranksgiving, it’s a bike race that has participants bicycling all over the city to different grocery stores, gathering hundreds of non-perishable food items that are donated to a local food pantry.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate! There will be two different race manifests, one being a little more difficult for those more into the “race” aspect of the event.
“Cranksgiving started as one of several annual bike messenger ‘alleycat’ races in New York City. Each year it is held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving as a way for messengers and other urban cyclists to socialize, compete, and enjoy themselves while also raising food for local soup kitchens or food pantries in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. It is one of the only alleycats focused on raising donations for good causes. Ever since its beginnings in 1999 it has been adopted by organizers in numerous cities in one form or another where all types of cyclists participate to have fun while benefitting a local charity.” – via cranksgiving.net
WHAT TO BRING
- your bicycle (duh)
- helmet (recommended)
- a large enough bag / panniers to carry groceries
- $20-$25 to spend on groceries
- warm clothes / gloves
- bicycle lock
- pen / marker
- dish to share at the potluck (optional)
Non-riders are encouraged to bring additional donations (food or otherwise) to registration, or the ride’s last checkpoint / afterparty.
LAST CHECKPOINT / AFTERPARTY
Like last year, we’ll be ending Cranksgiving at a friends’ house. It was nice having a more cozy, intimate venue for everyone to hang out. We aren’t posting the address publicly, but it is in Riverwest and you’ll have the address on the race manifest.
It’s also our friend Lauren’s birthday, so she’s getting a keg and making chili to share. If you want to bring any food, snacks, or drink please feel free too. If you wanted to bring it to registration but not have to carry it during the race, I’d (Steve) be more than happy to transport it to the house for you.
“Hope House is an emergency and transitional living facility as well as a true community center located in the near south side of Milwaukee. Opened in 1987, Hope House was created to provide a safe, temporary refuge for people needing a place to sleep. Over the years, Hope House has evolved into a complete provider of services for homeless and low income individuals. In addition to residential services, Hope House provides community outreach to individuals needing health care, food distribution, financial assistance, and educational opportunities for adults and children. Hope House provides services that aim to end homelessness and create healthy communities.”
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