Are you ready for the 7th annual CRANKSGIVING?

Cranksgiving Boulder 2018

What is 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. Cranksgiving – Boulder is an effort by Boulder Cycle Sport and Cyclists 4 Community to give back to those in need during the holidays. Furthermore, this event is to bring community awareness to support locally and independently owned business. With your help, we do for the community what online stores can’t!

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. 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. Locations are not announced in advance and there is no predetermined route – or even an order in which you must follow.

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. 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. To learn more about EFAA click here >>

How do I register?

It’s free to race, but please RSVP. Invite your friends on Facebook.
Contact us at 303-444-2453 or

When and where does it start?

Sunday, Nov. 18nd, 2018 at Noon
The start/finish line is at Boulder Cycle Sport South – 629 S. Broadway, Ste. K
Registration and 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.
After you finish grab a beer (or soda) at Southern Sun then be sure to come back for the raffle at 3pm!

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 is needed?

Any bicycle is fine. Most grocery stores are accessible by paved bike paths.

What else should I bring?

– Helmet
– Lock
– Costumes are not mandatory, but are highly encouraged!
– $20 (or credit card to purchase groceries)
– signed liability waiver (available at start on race day)

How do I win?

Of course, just by entering Cranksgiving – Boulder you are a winner, but the official race champion will be the first to cross the finish at Boulder Cycle Sport – South with every item and proof of purchase on the “grocery list.”

$50 Boulder Cycle Sport Gift Card to first place male, female and youth (up to age 16).

There will also be a raffle at 3pm, so everyone has a chance to win some prizes!

*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 what’s most important.