Food Drive Bike Ride This Weekend: It’s Cranksgiving, Of Course


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If you’re planning to log some miles on your bike this weekend, why not do so for a good cause? Philly’s fourth annual Cranksgiving ride is happening on Saturday, an ingenious concept that marries riding your bike with helping others.

Here’s how it goes down: Cyclists will gather at Penn Treaty Park starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. Just before noon, you’ll be given a manifest outlining stops around the city where you’ll be able to purchase food items along the way. (So yes, you’ll need some cash. Organizers recommend carrying at least $15 to $20). At the end of the ride, all the food you and your fellow riders have collected will go to Philabundance, a local organization helping to feed families in need.

And it gets even better: Tattooed Mom, which is where the ride finishes, will match all the donations collected by riders, doubling the goods going to hungry families in our area. And while the manifest is kept secret until ride day, organizers are giving you one tease: Both Whole Foods Markets on South Street and Callowhill are participating, and any goods purchased there will be matched by the stores, too.

You can choose to hit as many stops on the route as you’d like. The average ride length is about 25 miles. All levels are welcome, just be sure to bring a bike lock and helmet along with your cash for food items.

It’s free to participate, and no official advance sign-up is necessary, though they are looking to get a rough headcount over on Facebook. All levels are welcome. The ride leaves at noon sharp. Get more info over here.

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