Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CRANKSGIVING RIDE/AFTER PARTY-BENEFITS The Bowery Mission




The 18th Annual Cranksgiving takes place in New York City on November 19th All donations benefit The Bowery Mission
WHAT
Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels - part charity, part bike ride, and part scavenger hunt. It began in New York City in 1999, and there are now nearly 100 other Cranksgivings taking place around the globe, sharing the unique mission of helping those in need through the joy of riding a bike.
The ride will cover most of Manhattan – Harlem to Battery Park – and welcomes everyone looking for a rewarding way to help those in need - from seasoned bike messengers to families out for a casual ride. Last year in New York, 350 riders collected over 1,900 pounds of canned soups & vegetables, cranberry sauce, potatoes, stuffing, corn, pasta, baby food, pies and eleven whole turkeys for The Bowery Mission. "As Cranksgiving continues to grow, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from the cycling community in this amazing city. Each year, our goal is to provide food for even more families in need" said Ken Stanek, Event Director.
WHEN & WHERE
REGISTRATION · Saturday, November 19 1:00pm – 2pm · START · 2pm · HUDSON YARDS · 11th Ave & 34th St.
FOOD DONATION, AFTERPARTY & AWARDS · 4-7pm · PATAGONIA SOHO · 72 Greene St. Patagonia is also accepting donations on-site until November 29th, and is offering a 15% off coupon to anyone who brings in 4 or more non-perishable food items.
For more information, visit CRANKSGIVING.ORG
HOW
Register in person, grab a manifest, figure out the best route, and start riding when we say “GO!”. Bring a bag, some cash (about $15-$20), and a lock because you’ll need to lock up outside of five different grocery stores along the way.
You can ride any kind of bike you want. There is a longer ride for experienced riders, and a shorter one for people who might be doing this for the first time.
WHY
All of the food collected at grocery stores will be donated to The Bowery Mission. Every year, we provide essential resources to help hundreds of needy families with a wealth of food during the week of Thanksgiving.
THE BOWERY MISSION
Since 1879, The Bowery Mission has served homeless, hungry and poor New Yorkers. Meals, shelter, and medical care lead to residential programs that offer men and women the opportunity to transform their lives. Children get a positive first chance through summer camp, mentoring and family support. A vital part of the Lower East Side, The Bowery Mission now offers new hope to neighborhoods like Harlem and the South Bronx. bowery.org