Westland, MI

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Event date: November 24, 2019
Organizer(s): The Illiterate Cyclist
Location Name: Hawthorne Ridge Recreation Park-Hines Park Dr Westland
Wayne County/D.O.G. Dog Park, 31540-31626 Edward N Hines Dr, Westland, Michigan 48185, United States, USA 48185

The Illiterate Cyclist's Cranksgiving:  Don't Call It a Comeback, How About Another Round Of Cranksgatherings?

All aboard for another Westland, MI Cranksgiving.  Mountain bikers, roadies, bmxers, cycling families, or anyone that just wants to hop on a bike and help us gather food to help those less fortunate in the trying part of the year are welcome.  This is not a race per se, but a scavenger hunt by bike to collect food and supplies that food banks, pantries, and homeless shelters are in dire need of to help those struggling with those basic necessities in life.

When:  Sunday November 24th-10:30 AM Riders Set-Off (Please arrive by 10 AM)

Where:  Westland/Garden City Bike Park (Hawthorne DOG Park on Hines Park Drive between Ann Arbon Trail and Merriman)

What:  Bring a functional bike, warm clothes, a bike lock, some kind of portaging device (backpack, panniers, etc), and $15-25 for groceries.  Lights and a Helmet are always recommended, and super fun costumes are highly encouraged.  Please provide your own provisions to stay hydrated and fed.

How:  Riders will be given a multi-choice list of food bank necessities, and will set-off to collect goods by bike at 5-6 food emporiums of their choosing in the Westland/Garden City/Livonia/Dearborn area.  All riders should be back by 12:30 PM with their Cranksgatherings.  Scope out grocery stores, markets, bodegas, and discount food stores now, if you're not local...but we have tons of close by options.

Benefactor:  Cranksgatherings will be tallied up as best possible and will be donated to Gleaner's Food Bank of SE Michigan, a nation-wide food bank that distributes food to varying programs for those in need and also works as a supply network for various homeless shelters and food pantries across the nation.  Items will be dropped off the week of Thanksgiving.

Prize:  This is a 20 Year strong event that has been growing nationally to help our communities, and makes peoples lives brighter, and benefits thousands of people and families.  Rip around our new bike facilities, thanks to Velosolutions.  You will have fun, and make friends...by bike!!!

The Will, The Message.  Watch The Movement, It Attracts The Finer You- To paraphrase Bombshell Rocks.