Are you ready for the 5th annual BCS CRANKSGIVING?
Cranksgiving is a charity bike ride that began in 1999, organized by New York City bike messengers. Food is collected at grocery store “checkpoints” and then after being collected at the end of the race, will be donated to a local food bank. All kinds of cyclists are welcome! There is no set course, and you can ride at your own pace. BCS’s Cranksgiving is an effort by Boulder Cycle Sport to give back to those in need during the holidays. Furthermore, this event aims to bring community awareness to support locally and independently owned business. With your help we can make our community stronger!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
On race day participants will receive a shopping list 15 minutes before the start of the race. The list will have designated grocery store locations marked and a shopping list. Riders are to go to the grocery store checkpoints and buy the non-perishable food items from the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $20 you need to bring goes towards the purchase of food items. The first participant to get to the finish after visiting all the checkpoints & purchasing all the items from the list wins! Cranksgiving is lots of fun and for a great cause, it also helps shine a positive light on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2-3 at each grocery store ($20 total), it is required to keep all your receipts. The ride is approximately 8-10 miles depending on how you design your route, speed will be an obvious factor. Locations are not announced in advance and there is no predetermined route, or even an order in which you must follow. Best we can tell, you’ll be riding 10 miles for charity and prizes!
Your mission is to figure out the best route to these locations, purchase the food item specified and bring your bounty of nourishment to the start/finish area safely. Knowing your way around the city & the aisles of a supermarket can be advantageous. Safety is paramount. We want everyone coming back alive and well. Please obey all traffic laws and wear a helmet.
All food donations will be delivered to Emergency Family Assistance Association of Boulder.
For 97 years the Emergency Family Assistance Association has been the community safety-net for families who have nowhere else to turn when they can’t meet their basic needs. EFAA provides assistance with food, housing, and direct financial assistance for things like utilities, rent, minor medical expenses and transportation. Through strengths-based case management, EFAA supports families, seniors, and people with disabilities in their efforts towards financial stability and self-sufficiency. To learn more about EFAA click here >>
*Racing is not required, you can simply participate by riding with a group and visiting the checkpoints at your own pace. We want to make sure everyone is included, all bikes are welcomed. Please keep in mind that the cause is most important.
Check out the report from last year’s Cranksgiving here >>
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Please RSVP and invite your friends on facebook
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions/comments
WHERE AND WHEN DO WE START?
Sunday, Nov. 20nd, 2016
The start/finish line is at Boulder Cycle Sport Outlet (629 S. Broadway, Ste. K). Pre-race check-in starts at 12:00pm when you will be given your instructions. Your “grocery list” will be handed out at 12:45pm The race starts at 1:00pm, sharp.
HOW DO I WIN?
Of course, just by entering the BCS Cranksgiving you are a winner, but the official race champion will be the first to cross the finish at Boulder Cycle Sport Outlet with a every item and proof of purchase on the “grocery list.”
The fastest rider will receive a brand new Momentum town bike!
There will also be prizes for BEST COSTUME, MOST FOOD HAULED and MORE!
WHAT DOES IT COST?
There is no registration fee to participate! You simply need to bring $20 (or a credit card) that you will use to purchase the food items you will be donating. You will not be spending more than $20 in order to purchase items on your grocery list.
Although there is no registration fee, we do require that you sign up on our registration site and fill out a liability waiver.
WHAT KIND OF BIKE CAN I RIDE?
The best bike is the bike you ride!
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED?
– Costumes are not mandatory, but are highly encouraged!
– $20 (or credit card to purchase groceries)
– signed liability waiver (available at start on race day)
AFTER THE RACE:
After Cranksgiving we will host an awards ceremony complete with food and drink!