The 10th Annual CranksgivingÃ‚Â is coming up on November 22, 2008, in New York City. Ã‚Â The Alleycat event pits bike messengers against the clock, traffic and shoppers in a race for pride and the opportunity to spread some goodwill (though maybe not to the drivers around you).
The event is open to anyone, messengers and non-messengers alike, on any type of bicycle. Ã‚Â The goal is to test your skills against traffic in a race through the streets and the grocery store aisles, where you need to quickly find and checkout with specific items, then get to the finish line.
Hit the “more” link to see the actual flyer and some pics from past events…
All food donations and a majority of the cash donations go to City Harvest, with a small amount of the funds raised donated to the NY Bike Messenger Fund to support injured messengers.
2005 Cranksgiving – Photo: abreck
2006 start – Photo: crihs
Last year’s winners (Kym, 9th overall, 1st girl – Dave 1st overall) with their sweet Crumpler prize bags – Photo: crihs