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Cranksgiving 2020

Come Join Bike Burlington for this Annual National Food Drive on Two Wheels!  

An annual gathering of friends, family and community collecting food & toiletries (along with raising money) for the St. Vincent DePaul of St. John’s Church & Kayla's Cupboard food pantries in Burlington, IA!

Group Ride Cancelled & Individual Donations Encouraged

Posted 11.11.2020

In consultation with Bike Burlington's board and in accordance with the governor’s current proclamation issued Tuesday, November 10th, the decision was made to cancel this year’s Cranksgiving ride (scheduled for this coming Saturday, November 14th).

While cycling has provided for a safe and healthy activity during this current pandemic, the club is erroring on the side of extra precaution. Demands on our healthcare professionals and resources are increasing, and we want to do our part to help minimize added exposure.

This was a difficult decision taken with a lot of thought as our local food pantry needs continue and the club’s yearly effort has always meant a great deal, particularly so for St. Vincent de Paul and Kayla’s Cupboard. 

Along with the club's financial contribution, individual contributions are still encouraged. Needed items include:

  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes / Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Canned Soup (w/ meat)
  • Canned meats, vegetables, fruit
  • Baked Beans
  • Cereal
  • Rice / Noodles / Instant Potatoes
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Stuffing
  • Crackers
  • Brownies / Cake Mixes / Puddings

St. Vincent de Paul is located at 700 Division St, Burlington, IA & can be reached at (319) 752-9332. Kayla’s Cupboard is located at 914 Maple Street & can be reached at (319) 237-8400.

Thank you for your understanding & here’s looking towards Cranksgiving 2021! In the meantime, continued prayers to all for health, healing, and safety.

Melinda Bickel

A Worldwide Effort

Cranksgiving started in New York City in 1999 and today there are nearly 100 independently organized events across the United States. The event has its roots in bike messenger alleycats and there are no requirements other than 'get food' and 'do it on a bike.'  


Learn More about Cranksgiving!