Cranksgiving Cedar Rapids 2020

The 4th Annual Cranksgiving Cedar Rapids is ROLLING OUT and we couldn’t be more stoked to fill our neighborhood food pantry with you all again! 

The circumstances are much different for everyone this year and while we’re passionate about helping this invaluable resource we’re ALSO devoted to keeping our community safe. 

Cranksgiving Cedar Rapids is a food drive by bicycle benefitting our neighborhood Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry. This year has undeniably been a year of unique challenges for our local and global community. As many friends and neighbors are experiencing loss due to Derecho and the recession, Loaves & Fishes Mission House has continued to help make ends meet for these families.  

As much as we would love to come together to share the Cranksgiving experience, 2020 is not the year for a big party. It is just not in the community’s interest to gather for our traditional mass start or post-ride party. 

This year’s ride will happen on your own terms, at your convenience, and as a solo-mission or with your closest ‘quaranteam’. We’ve put together a ‘manifest’ of the pantry’s most needed non-perishable food items and designated a specific grocery store pit-stop to purchase each from. Goldfinch Cyclery will be the designated drop off now through December 15th. Your completed manifest + receipts along with your food donation will get you an entry into our raffle. You can pick up a manifest from our shop or reach out to us and we’ll email it to you. Don’t forget to wear your masks! 

Each year the contributions from this event have grown in volume. Loaves & Fishes’ gratitude is overwhelming and we can’t do it without you! Thank you for being part of this amazing momentum!

Now let’s fill that food pantry, friends!


Shop’s CLOSED Sunday, April 12th!

Dang! We’re really missin’ our weekly group rides with all of you right about now. We can’t wait for a chance to team up with everyone again.

A heads up that we’re closing up this Sunday, April 4th (and every Monday!) but we’ll be back in action on Tuesday, friends. A reminder, 🚨while our shop space is currently closed to the public🚨 we’re confident that we can still keep you rolling, friends. Start by giving us a call (319)775-0203 or shooting an email to and we’ll work with ya from a safe distance. ✌Hang in there!❤

⚠Please Read⚠

Friends, in light of the situation around COVID-19, we’re committing to doing our part in minimizing the risk in our community and to our bike shop family. Starting tomorrow, March 18th, our bike services will be available by APPOINTMENT ONLY until further notice. Our doors will be closed but we’re here, we’re healthy, and we’ll work with you to fetch whatever it is you’re after and take care of you at the front of the store. Quickly. In and out. Our retail space will not be available to browse. Please call, email, or message us ahead of time to discuss your needs before you come in. If you’re one of the many who have a bicycle in for service, consider making payments over the phone and establish a time to pick up your bike. We love you all and we’re not excited about the distancing but please help us commit to minimizing the time in our shop and the interactions with our people. This is all subject to change and if it does we’ll roll with it best we know how. Thank you for understanding and for all the support. Let’s ride this thing out.✌❤

CLOSED Feb. 1st – Squaw Creek Stomp!

Our good friends, LAMBA are throwing the LAMBA Squaw Creek Stomp fat bike race + membership party this coming Saturday, 2/1 and everyone’s invited!!🎉There’s a solo or team fat bike race, chill social rides, a taco bar, sledding, and all the good times we’ve come to expect from a LAMBA community event. A heads up that in order to contribute and support this experience, the shop will be CLOSED for the day, and if you’re getting in on the race action, 👀 keep an eye out for our neutral support tent near the start/finish where we’ll have all the race day essentials, high-fives, and positive vibes you’ll need to keep warm! On-site registration and course preview opens at 10am and the race kicks off at noon. Click the event page (🔗below) for more details and remember that your new/renewed LAMBA membership directly contributes to organizing, building, and maintaining the best off-road cycling experiences we have in our backyard. We’ll see you all there! #LinnAreaMTB #BikeIowa