• Wed October 31 2007
  • Posted Oct 31, 2007
CRANKSGIVING in DES MOINES, IA is coming together wonderfully! WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, November 17th. Mars Cafe at 2318 University Ave. in Des Moines Registration opens at 11am, race starts at noon. HOW IT WORKS: You will be given a grocery list of 12 items which you must purchase from 12 different stores. You choose the stores, you choose the route. (Think of it like a treasure hunt.) Once all the participants return we collect the food and donate it to the Food Bank of Iowa. OTHER DETAILS: T-shirts, hats, stickers, spoke cards, and posters FREE to the first 100 people to register. Mars Cafe will be selling COFFEE, SODA, BEER, and FOOD. NO ENTRY FEE, but you will need to pay for your groceries. Top finishers in each category will receive the Golden Crank Trophy. Overall winner will win $100 towards a tattoo at Yankee Doodle Dandy Tattoo. Huge raffle to follow the event for all participants. Lots of great stuff given away! We suggest you bring a bag to carry your groceries, cash to buy them, and a bike lock. Track stand competition following the event. OUR GOAL: Last year we raised just under 600 pounds of food. This year we're aiming for 1000 pounds of food to donate. So bring a friend. SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS This event is being held by the PUNK ROCK CYCLING TEAM. Sponsored by Rasmussen Bike Shop, Mars Cafe, Yankee Doodle Dandy Tattoo, Specialized Bicycles,, Pearl Izumi, Headsweats, Ride Clean, Dabluz Boutique, Splash Seafood, Jason's Deli, Firehouse Yoga, Ride Trash, Urban Velo, and many more! CATEGORIES:
  • Overall Guy
  • Overall Gal
  • Top Out-of-Towner
  • Top Fixed Gear
  • Top Single Speed (or fixie with brakes)
  • Top Fixed Gear Rider Named Steve
  • Most Money Spent
  • DFL
LAST YEAR: For videos, photos, and press from the 2006 event - WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR: Anyone willing to do the event with their helmet cam Anyone willing to take photos while they're there. Volunteers to help with registration and food sorting. ANY QUESTIONS? Contact Donny Quixote at CAN'T MAKE IT BUT WANT TO DONATE? Then feel free to deliver any non-parishable food or toiletry items to: Rasmussen Bike Shop c/o Cranksgiving 301 Grand Ave West Des Moines, IA Can't wait to see you there! more...

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