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Cranksgiving 2024 !

  - Sunday, November 10th -  

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 8TH 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 $20-$40* to purchase food (*depending on how many grocery stops you make). 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. This is not a race friends!  The idea is to ride at your own pace, and plan your route to visit each grocery stop, or 'checkpoint', to purchase the specific food items on our list.  Once you've acquired all the food donations you can, the next stop is to deliver the goods to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and make it back down to the NewBo neighborhood for our After Party.

The Loaves & Fishes is a food pantry located in Tanager Place at 1030 5th Ave. SE Suite 1700. 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 2:30 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.  
Visit the Loaves & Fishes website ( for more information about Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and how you can continue to contribute to this invaluable resource.

Contact Logan or Lillian at Goldfinch Cyclery with any questions // (319) 775-0203 or INFO@GOLDFINCHCYCLERY.COM

Keep an eye out!  

Event registration to go live in September ...