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Event date: November 23, 2019
Organizer(s): Bike Cleveland
Location Name: Parma Hunger Center
5280 Broadview Rd, Cleveland, OH 44134

Cleveland’s cycling community is once again gathering food for disadvantaged families and senior citizens this holiday season! Bike Cleveland and Bike Parma are hosting Cleveland’s seventh-annual Cranksgiving, a food drive by bicycle that begins and ends at the Parma Hunger Center. There is no cost to join the event, but cyclists usually spend about $15 (or however much you can) on food and supplies for others.

How does Cranksgiving work? Riders of all ages and skill levels receive a map of nearby grocery stores and are challenged to ride their bikes – regardless of weather — to about four of the stores to purchase one or more food items specified for each. Everything purchased must be hauled by bicycle, either in a bag, pannier, rack, or trailer. You will return to donate the food you collected to benefit the Parma Hunger Center. Be prepared to spend about $15 (or however much you can) and ride about fifteen miles.

Bonus: Bike Cleveland has 2 bike trailers available for the event if you plan on making larger purchases. If you would like to reserve one, please contact A waiting list will be kept in case of no-shows.

Want to contribute even more? Clean out your pantry and bring nonperishable food items to the event. Organize a mini-food drive at your work or in your neighborhood. Or, if you cannot attend, you can make a donation to Bike Cleveland (specifying that it is for Cranksgiving) and a Bike Cleveland board member will fetch groceries on your behalf.

Here’s the timeline for the event:

Event Date: Saturday, November 23rd 2019

Event Home Base: Parma Hunger Center 5280 Broadview Rd, Cleveland, OH 44134

10:30AM – Registration, plus coffee and donuts
11:00AM – Brief program and send off
1:00-1:15PM – Return to Parma Hunger Center and donate food
1:30PM – Closing program and traditional group photo