Raleigh bicyclists will be feeding the hungry this Thanksgiving, while promoting healthy living and environmentally-friendly travel. Last year, 120 cyclists brought in over 2,300 pounds of turkey and trimmings for the Raleigh Rescue Mission as part of Oaks & Spokes' unique fundraising initiative, Cranksgiving: A Food Drive Bike Ride. This year, they aim to collect even more.
Bicyclists will register at 1:00pm and ride to 1:30pm on Sunday, November 19th, starting at Crank Army Brewing. Riders are given a map of grocery stores, a grocery list, and a two-hour time limit. Cyclists can participate as individuals or teams, shop at one store or all, and registration is free for this event. This is a great choose-your-own-adventure style ride all in the name of healthy bike riding fun to help our communities in need for the holiday season. All levels of cyclists are encouraged to come out and participate.
The event wraps up with a "weigh-in" for the food donations and an after-party. On top of collecting food for Raleigh Rescue Mission, Oaks & Spokes hopes events like Cranksgiving will encourage people to utilize sustainable forms of transportation, like biking and walking around our city.
As always, Oaks & Spokes thanks Raleigh for riding your bike!