Cranksgiving started in New York City in 1999, and there are now nearly 80 independently organized events across the globe. (Really! Zoom out on the map below and take a look at the one in Melbourne!) The event has its roots in bike messenger alleycats, but there are no requirements other than "get food" and "do it on a bike". Read our FAQ for more details. Interested in putting on a Cranksgiving in your town? Read our how-to guide.