Cranksgiving Madison 2013

Madison Cranksgiving 2013

Cranksgiving events are a strong tradition within the cycling community.  Events are held around the US in most major cities. Generally Cranksgiving is run like an alleycat, but instead of paying an entry fee to have a shot at winning prizes (which technically you still do, but you win by having the most pounds of food) you go and collect food for a local food pantry.

We were excited to see Clayton over at Griessmeyer Law for promoting Cranksgiving here in Madison.

Check the deets from the Madison Bike Blog below and shoot Clay an e-mail if you have any questions!

Why: Helping others in the community makes Madison better for all.

Cost: No entry fee.  Just bring money (about $10-$15) to purchase groceries for people who need help as part of the ride.

Get a manifest/ shopping list morning of and ride your bike to various groceries and buy food for Grace Episcopal Men’s Shelter and Porchlight Madison.  Bring the receipts back as proof.  Route is up to you.

Recommended: Messenger bag, backpack or rack and bags, bike lock, warm clothes.

All traffic and trail laws and rules must be followed during this event.  All roads are open.

If you are not familiar with Cranksgiving, its a bike race/ride that has participants bicycling all over the city to different grocery stores, gathering hundreds of food items that are donated to a local food pantry.  The Madison Cranksgiving will benefit Grace Episcopal Men’s Shelter and Porchlight.

Further details to follow in the next week.  To register, please email me at: