Seattle’s 10th Cranksgiving smashes the attendance record + Photos UPDATE: More than 1 ton donated!

Photo of woman standing outside addressing a large crowd of people with bikes.

Rainier Valley Food Bank’s Tara Migliore tells the crowd about the organization’s mission.

I thought it was a bit strange that the line for the two sign-up clipboards was so long. I had used the same forms for nine Cranksgivings before, and the line to sign in was never that long before. So it was a good thing that I made so many extra spoke cards … except then those ran out, too.

An astounding 190 people rode Seattle’s 10th Annual Cranksgiving Saturday, far beyond our all-time attendance record set in 2016 at 160. I am just floored by all of you who came out to ride bikes and buy some food to support your community. Thank you.

I do not yet have a final weight total, but the record was set in 2018 when 150 people hauled 1,713 pounds to Rainier Valley Food Bank. So there’s a good chance we topped 2,000 pounds this year. That’s a ton … literally. All by bike.

UPDATE: The official count was 2,223 pounds of food donated. This is the first time riders have topped the one-ton mark. Good work, everyone!

Big thanks to co-presenters The Bikery and Swift Industries. Once again, Swift hosted the afterparty in their store and workshop in Pioneer Square and donated prizes. Other after party and prize sponsors included Cascade Designs, Cascade Bicycle Club, Bike Works, Kelli Refer and Rainier Brewing.

Swift also hosted a warm clothing and gear drive to benefit Facing Homelessness.

There was an incident that forced RVFB to close Saturday, but they were able to open today to get the donation out the door and onto tables throughout the community.

Here are some great scenes from the day posted to #CranksgivingSEA:

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3 Responses to Seattle’s 10th Cranksgiving smashes the attendance record + Photos UPDATE: More than 1 ton donated!

  1. Zach says:

    So cool that so many people came out and that we made such an impact! Thanks for putting this on!

  2. Paul says:

    Something’s happening, something good.

  3. Pingback: Watch: Cranksgiving riders biked a literal metric tonne of food to Rainier Valley Food Bank | Seattle Bike Blog

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