We’re pairing pedaling with giving back. What could be better?
Cranksgiving pairs our favorite things: pedaling bikes and giving back. It also involves Rob riding in a Pilgrim suit. So obviously this is an epic event.
In all seriousness, Cranksgiving is fun, but it’s also essential for our community. This ride is responsible for filling the local foodbank for the winter. There’s no registration fee and riders can choose between a 30-mile ride and a beginner/family-friendly, 15-mile ride. Each route features scenic, low-traveled roads and each stops at local grocery stores. Here’s where the giving comes in: we ask you to purchase food at each of the grocery store stops. The amount you spend is your choice. Each store will have donation bins for your food. When the ride is done, our friends at The Factory Ministries will come collect the food and disperse it at their food pantry.
THE NEED: Our local school district, Pequea Valley, has a poverty rate nearing 60%. So many of our children are hungry. The food you donate on this ride is needed, desperately. The work The Factory Ministries does is essential. Their goal isn’t just to feed families, but to move them out of poverty, for good. Adults have to earn “Factory Bucks” in order to “purchase” food at the pantry. Factory Bucks are earned by attending classes and seminars, and showing a real effort to move out of poverty. It works.
THE REWARDS: While the subject of the day is serious, we make sure the action is fun. The roads are gorgeous. The camaraderie is second to none. And there are prizes! We’ll announce those soon. Right now, you just need to mark your calendar!
Register at BikeReg. The event name is Cranksgiving 2017.