On Saturday, November 17th, Buffalo joins 33 other U.S. cities for Cranksgiving--a fun-filled event that is both a bike race and food drive! While the event has been going and growing since its inception in New York City in 1999, this is the first time the event will be held in Buffalo.
Beginning at 1pm in Lafayette Square, participants will race around the city to get items from a list of goods that will be donated to Food Not Bombs, a group of people who gather and prepare food that they share with the community at large.
Participants are asked to bring a bike (any bike will do), a lock,
helmet, and $10 to $15 to purchase the food items on the list. Riders
will be given options for where they purchase each item, and will have
to visit a mandatory number of stores to reach their goal at the GObike
Community Workshop in North Buffalo.
The race ends with a party at the GObike Buffalo Community Workshop at
98 Colvin Ave. A party at 3pm will be free for riders.
Non-riders are asked to bring 4 non-perishable food items or $5 to get
in. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Trophies will be awarded to fastest single rider, best bargain shopper, and fastest team.
GObike Buffalo is a bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization that
works to create healthy, environmentally sustainable, community-friendly
transportation options in Greater Buffalo.
Food Not Bombs recovers and shares free vegan or vegetarian food with the public without restriction in over 1,000 cities around the world.