Mark your calendars and ready your turkey costumes, Seattle’s Third Cranksgiving is November 17 (Registration at 10 a.m. Location TBD, though likely somewhere near the city center).
Seattle Bike Blog will be your Cranksgiving headquarters for the third year in a row. This year we’re looking to up the fun and add new challenges. So stay tuned for details.
Do you have graphic design/art skillz and would like to design the 2012 Cranksgiving poster?
Do you have experience designing fun alleycats/scavenger hunts and want to lend your expertise?
Do you or your business want to sponsor the ride by donating a prize or supporting the ride financially?
Have any other ideas/skills/time to contribute?
Contact [email protected] or 206.696.3059.
What is Cranksgiving?
Cranksgiving began on the east coast in 1999. Since then, the idea has spread to cities all across the country and has taken on many forms from competitive alleycats to huge family-friendly rides run by bike clubs. Seattle Bike Blog organized Seattle’s first Cranksgiving ride in 2010.
In Seattle, the ride is a fun scavenger hunt that takes people all around the city buying food items from a list of various local and unique food sellers. While there are prizes for those who like to compete, most participants are simply in it for the fun, the good company and to give what they can on Rainier Valley Food Bank’s biggest food distribution day of the year.
There is no set route, only a list of food outlets and items (and, new this year, photo challenges, so bring a camera). The ride is free to enter, but you will need to buy food during your adventure. Buy items from as many outlets as you can and get to the finish line before the time runs out. And, of course, you are encouraged to wear a costume.
Stay tuned for more details as the date gets closer.