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Cranksgiving Seattle 2022

November 19, 2022 @ 9:00 pm – 3:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Byrd Barr Place
722 18th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Cranksgiving poster featuring an illustration of a turkey riding a bike.
Want to help promote Cranksgiving? You can download the print-ready poster PDF.

Seattle’s 13th Cranksgiving is November 19! Up to four people can form a team, so invite your friends (facebook event page).

This year’s event is a big shakeup from previous years, and we’re very excited about it. Seattle Bike Blog is partnering with Cascade Bicycle Club’s Pedaling Relief Project, which has allowed us to expand the ride to support more community food banks. There will be some fun surprises along the way.

We will start gathering 9 a.m. at Byrd Barr Place Food Bank (on 18th Avenue near Cherry Street in the Central District). Ride starts at 10 and finishes by 2 p.m. The afterparty at Central Cinema is open from 1–3:30. Bring your bike, a lock and a way to carry groceries. It is free to register, but expect to spend at least $20 on groceries for donation.

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Bike Works and REI will cover $30 in grocery costs for up to 70 participants.

Cranksgiving Seattle 2022 is a food drive bike ride benefiting Byrd Barr Place Food Bank, Rainier Valley Food Bank and U District Food Bank. Like an alleycat race or scavenger hunt, riders will get a list of donation items each food bank requested as well as a list of places to buy them. Your team of up to 4 people will get one point for each item and location in addition to a handful of bonus objectives.

One big change this year is that some teams will head north to the U District while others head south to Rainier Valley. After dropping off the first set of donations, you’ll get a second list to collect on your way back to Byrd Barr Place. Expect to ride a minimum of 10 miles, though you will need to ride significantly more than that if you want to get all the points. There will be prizes for teams with the most points, but there will also be prizes any team can win. Non-competitive riders of all ages and abilities are very welcome, too. Riders will need to self-navigate on city streets and paths.

We are riding rain or shine. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.

See you there.

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