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Event date: November 23, 2019
Organizer(s): The Miami Bike Scene
Location Name: Boombox Mural - Wynwood
594 NW 23rd St Miami, FL 33127

It's back! For the past ten years Cranksgiving Miami has been helping collect non-perishable goods for those in need during the holiday season. Cranksgiving Miami returns for its 11-year anniversary come Saturday, November 23rd 2019. Please RSVP on Facebook and share the event with friends and family. All bikes and ages welcome.

  • Registration begins at 2pm at the "Boombox Mural" in Wynwood (adjacent lot by the large boombox in Wynwood)
  • Bring $10-$12 to purchase non-perishable goods
  • No registration fee, your funds go directly to purchase food items
  • Bring a bike, a lock, and bag or basket to carry purchased goods
  • All bikes welcome
  • Prizes & giveaways for most generous participants & the fastest finishers

What is Cranksgiving Miami?
Cranksgiving Miami is a food drive on wheels that is part scavenger hunt, part bike ride/race, and lots of fun! Ride with others to local grocery stores to purchase specified non-perishable goods. Each participant is asked to spend a minimum of $10 worth of food which will be donated to the Camillus House at the ride’s conclusion.

What is new this year?
Expect some positive changes in 2019. We're starting the ride from the iconic "Boombox Mural" in Wynwood which can be seen from I-95.  There's plenty of shade and a lots of street art all around to check out. Also, the Magic City Bicycle Collective will be on hand pumping up tires and doing last minute tune-ups. We have updated the route and added a few new grocery stores to visit, keeping it fresh for everyone.

Short Fun Route - 8 Miles (4 checkpoints)
Long Race Route - 15 Miles (5 checkpoints)

Finish location and afterparty!
All routes end at Ms. Cheezious for the afterparty. They will have beer specials, delicious sandwiches, and more. All riders must be back by 5:30pm (most riders will be back by 5pm). You can bring your bicycles inside!

Prizes and giveaways!
We have a lot of really great products courtesy of our awesome sponsors. The most generous participants get first dibs on the best prizes. This is a charity event and our goal is to collect as much food for Camillus House as possible.

Please support our sponsors and show them some love: Visit their pages, give them a like, follow, or share.
Ass SaversBlack OpsBrickell BikesChrome IndustriesClifKryptoniteLove Life CafeMagic City Bicycle CollectiveMiami Bike SceneThe Miami Bike ShopMs. CheeziousNew BelgiumOff The Chain CreationsOrigin8PBRRUSH RacingSolo Warrior,  State Bicycle, and WATRBODL.

The Boring Details:

Participants will be asked to register at a table and will then receive a map/manifest before the start of the ride/race. The map and/or manifest will have designated grocery store locations marked and a shopping list. Riders are to go to the grocery store checkpoints and buy the non-perishable food items from the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 you need to bring go towards the purchase of food items. The first participant to get to the finish after visiting all the checkpoints and purchasing all the items from the list wins!  Cranksgiving is lots of fun and for a great cause, it also helps shine a positive light on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store ($10 total), it is required to keep all your receipts.

The ride/race is approximately 8 - 15 miles depending on whether you do the long or short route. Speed will be an obvious factor for some, however, knowing your way around the city and the aisles of a supermarket can be advantageous.

Racing is not required, you can simply participate by riding with a group and visiting the checkpoints at your own pace. We want to make sure everyone is included, all bikes and ages are welcomed. Please keep in mind that the cause is what's most important.

It's more fun with a group!
We encourage riders to participate in the ride as part of a team, group, and/or organization. Round up your co-workers, crew, etc and do it collectively. It's more fun with a group and you can leave a friend outside  the grocery store watching the bikes. Ideally all teams would be wearing their respective group/club t-shirts or cycling jerseys. Represent your group by participating in this positive cycling event, it's more fun with friends!

Once again, it's totally okay to simply ride for the cause, racing is not required. The majority of the riders are just doing it for fun and the worthy cause. We will also have prizes for the most charitable participants. If speed is not your thing you can ride the event as a scavenger hunt instead of a race. Last year over 100 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida once again, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very appreciative about Cranksgiving. This year we're hoping to appeal to more riders. Help us collect more food than all the previous years!

Hope to see you there!