Cranksgiving

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! 

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Time: 10a.m.

Where: Ride starts & ends at Mazzio’s Italian Eatery (616 S. Roosevelt Ave, Burlington, IA)

Ride Details: At Mazzio’s, cyclists will be given a suggested list of items to be purchased at local area stores. Riders are encouraged to bring about $15-20 for their purchases and a bag / backpack to carry these items. Once all purchases are made, riders return to Mazzio’s with their goods and then are invited to stay for lunch & fun door prizes on behalf of Bike Burlington.  

Route: There is no pre-determined route, however many riders travel together from store to store.

Helmet & Lights: A helmet is required for participation; bike lights are strongly encouraged. 

Weather: In the event of inclement weather, this event may be cancelled but typically people bundle up & ride on! Please call into Bickel’s Cycling & Fitness (319.754.4410) or check the Facebook Event Page to confirm ride status.

Want to Contribute (but unable to ride): Any & all support is always welcomed! Here's a list of items we are looking to gather this year. Obviously, shop at your own discretion at an amount you are able to contribute. Drop off the items at Mazzios and join us for lunch & camaraderie!  

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.'  


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