Knoxville, TN

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Event date: November 16, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Phone: 865-474-1752
Organizer(s): Matthew Zingg
Location Name: DreamBikes
1133 East Moody Avenue, USA 37920
  1. Join DreamBikes as we celebrate the season of giving by hosting Knoxville's first annual Cranksgiving!

>> What's Cranksgiving, you ask? <<
Cranksgiving is a national event that combines bike riding and giving back. This scavenger hunt/food drive will send teams of riders across the city to collect food items to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. Basically, it's all about food for people in need and riding bikes with friends, new and old.

>> What does the day look like? <<
12:30pm | Registration at DreamBikes
1:45pm | Pre-ride rules and kick-off
2:00pm - 4:00pm | Biking food scavenger hunt throughout Knoxville
4:00pm - 6:00pm | Awards and after party at DreamBikes

>> How does registration work? Do I need a team? <<
RSVP here on Facebook so we can anticipate the number of riders, but you'll have to register your team (of 3-4) between 12:30 and 1:45 in person on the day of the event. All team members must be present when you register and you'll receive the manifest (the rules and locations) when registering. Don't have a team? Come anyway! We will help "free agents" find folks to ride with on the day of the event or you can post in the Facebook Event and get one going beforehand!

>> How does the scavenger hunt work? <<
When you register, teams will be handed their manifests. On the manifest is a list of grocery stores and food items to purchase, each worth a certain number of points. The team with the highest score wins! The Scavenger Hunt will begin at 2pm and teams must check back in by 4pm. Then stick around for the after party, where we'll announce the winners!

>> How much does it cost to participate? <<
By design, Cranksgiving is and will always be a free event — meaning you will not be charged a registration fee to participate. We do ask that each person on a team bring $10-15 to help purchase food items on the list. But how much you are able to spend is entirely up to you!

>> What should I bring? <<
- Working bike
- Bag to carry purchases (backpacks, panniers, baskets — whatever you have!)
- $10-15 for purchasing food to donate
- Water bottle
- Flat kit (DreamBikes doesn't provide any ride support)

>> Is it a race? I don't ride very fast. Will I still have fun? <<
Kinda. That's Ok! Absolutely! Cranksgiving is designed to be a team event (because what's more fun that riding through the city with some friends?!)

>> What happens if it rains? <<
Unless it's a serious safety hazard, this is a rain or shine event. Riding in the rain/cold/wind makes you tough, so show up and ride! Plus, people in need still need food when it's raining.

For more information or to become a sponsor email