Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels; part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. It’s been held annually in New York City since 1999. Every year, throughout the country, Cranksgiving events help provide thousands of needy families with a wealth of food during the week of Thanksgiving. For the third year in a row, we’re including Cedar Rapids in this national movement!
Pump up your tires, grab your helmet, lights, lock, your navigational skills and $15-$20 to purchase food. Registration/check-in starts in the NewBo City Market at 10am with some breakfast essentials from our friends, Roasters NewBo and La Renya. You’ll be provided a manifest with a list of food items to buy from specific grocery stores around town, and time before the official start to strategize your route. At 11am we’ll roll out and it’s up to you to navigate yourself to each grocery store ‘checkpoint’ to purchase the specific food items on our list. Once you’ve acquired everything on the list you must deliver the goods to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and make it back down to the NewBo Market for our finish-line + after party. Every item from our manifest that you purchase/donate earns you a raffle ticket to enter for a chance to take home some RAD prizes! Your completed manifest, including all of your receipts, also earns you a free pint from Lion Bridge Brewing Company Company and the official Cranksgiving Cedar Rapids t-shirt from our homies at Bike Rags. Last year, a literal ton (2000lbs!) of non-perishable food and hygiene items were donated to the food pantry and we’d love to top that this year.
Loaves & Fishes is a food pantry located in Westminster’s mission house at 1251 Third Avenue, SE. It is a joint ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Christ Episcopal Church. Their guiding principles are to treat everyone with respect and offer as much choice and dignity as possible. Every Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m between 100-200 people come to the pantry for a box of food organized and distributed by volunteers. In turn, that food reaches about 1,500 individuals each month. Clients are typically poor, old, unemployed, disabled, homeless, abandoned, veterans, mentally ill and single parents. Visit the Loaves & Fishes website (https://www.crwpc.org/loaves-and-fishes) for more information about Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and how you can continue to contribute to this invaluable resource.
Contact Logan at Goldfinch Cyclery with any questions // (319) 775-0203 or INFO@GOLDFINCHCYCLERY.COM
👉The Kona Bicycle Co. Demo Tour is landing in Cedar Rapids and taking over the Beverly Park trails Tuesday, Oct.15th, friends! Come check out Kona’s RAD new 2020 line of mountain and gravel bikes. We’ll have a wide range of bikes and sizes available for anyone to come ride. Bring your helmet and preferred pedals (*if something other than SPD’s or flats pedals.) and we’ll bring the pizza party and refreshments. 🍕🎉
Here’s whats going to be available to ride, folks: – Libre (49cm & 51cm) – Big Honzo CR + Honzo ST – Hei Hei (M & L) – Process 134 DL 27.5 (XS-M) – Process 134 DL 29 (S) – Process 134 CR 29 (M & L) – Process 134 CR/DL (XL) – Process 153 CR (M-XXL)
💥Heads up, partners! 🌎🏆The Jingle Cross Festival & UCI World Cup is this weekend and we couldn’t be more stoked to see the wildest cyclocross experience in the U S of A make it’s way back to Iowa City! To help support this incredible event and all the folks racing, the shop will be OPEN Friday, Sept.13th from 10am-2pm but CLOSED Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th. We’ll be setting up shop on-site and available as your neutral support for the weekend, friends. Be sure to swing through our tent for some World-Cup camaraderie and positive vibes, y’all!✌#jinglecrossworldcup2019
Heads up!📢 The shop’s open our regular hours today and tomorrow, Saturday Aug.31st but we’ll be CLOSED Sunday, Sept. 1st and Monday the 2nd, Labor Day, to ride bikes and catch some much-needed R&R with our people. Thank you for understanding and please, by whatever means necessary, make some good times with good people and be safe.✌❤
The summer solstice is on the horizon, friends, and along with it comes our favorite annual Swift Campout! Pack up your bicycle with all the overnight essentials and skip town with us June 22rd/23rd for a chill evening at the Wildcat Bluff Recreation Area. Click the event link below for more details and to reserve a tent space for you and all of your adventurous buds!