Cranksgiving Ride

Cranksgiving is an annual bicycle foodraiser in Nashville, Tennessee that will benefit Community Food Advocates, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty by ensuring that everyone has access to healthy, affordable food from a just and sustainable food system.  


Cyclists will congregate at Halcyon Bike Shop at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 23 before riding to three local grocery stores to purchase food to donate to CFA. A list of acceptable items for donation will be on hand at the event, as well as route maps. The stores to be visited are the turnip trucks east and west and the downtown HG hills.

Two groups will leave from Halcyon: the "Nashville Slow Ride Short Haul" is a leisurely paced ride for all skill levels along this proposed route: http://goo.gl/maps/khOab. A Walk/Bike Nashville SAG vehicle will be present at each Grocery to collect donated food from riders and provide mechanical assistance as needed for Short Haul riders. 


The "Music City Cycling Long Haul" is a competitive checkpoint style ride where participants earn points for visiting the most stores, bringing back the heaviest haul, as well as shortest overall time, and possibly other categories to be identified by organizers. Prizes may be available for top point earners.

Participants of both the short and long haul are invited to a hot cocoa rest stop at Eastside Cycles during the ride as well as post ride socializing at Halcyon Bike Shop at about 1 pm.  


Participants will be asked to save their receipts so that we can tally up the impact of our collected items.


Community Food Advocates 


Tentative Route


Halcyon Bike Shop


Eastside Cycles

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  • Carey R.

    Great group for a good cause.

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Although I was only able to stick around for the first leg of the ride, I had a lot of fun with such a large group of cyclists. I was happy to support the cause. :)

    November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good turn out for a good cause.

    November 23, 2013

  • Carey R.

    The long haul is actually a competition sort of like an alley cat. Who can hit the most stores and buy the most stuff. I think most of us will be doing the shorter group ride. The weather is great for a ride through the streets of Nashville. Just wear your wool.

    November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Back on! Going to tuff-out this sinus thing. :)

    November 23, 2013

  • Susan Schweiger S.

    I'm not clear what the "long haul" is..I see the map from halcyon to the turnip trucks locations but is there another r,ap,that I missed?

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The boss took me off the schedule; so, I'm back. I'll attend if it doesn't rain. Sorry, but I'm a fairweather rider.

    November 22, 2013

  • Douglas

    Are most people short hauling or long hauling? I think I am leaning toward the short haul which looks amazingly fun and amazingly slow.

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work. :(

    November 19, 2013

  • John M.

    I am looking forward to meeting new people on this ride. I am not a fast rider, looking at the ground but enjoy seeing the sights I am ridding through with friends.

    November 18, 2013

  • BikSmut

    im def interested! ive been riding my bike 1000s of miles across North America and I should be be there... ah this is actually the week before Thanksgiving... whoops. Ill still be in Knoxville

    November 18, 2013

  • Carey R.

    I uploaded files of the Cranksgiving poster and the press release on the files page. Please distribute.

    http://www.meetup.com/NASHVILLE-SLOW-RIDE/files/

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Only ten riders? There should be 3 times as many. C'mon people, this for a good cause!

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Short Haul bound. :)

    November 13, 2013

  • Susan Schweiger S.

    finally! I'm not working that day AND my husband will be in town to join us!!

    November 13, 2013

  • Nella

    I am so excited

    November 13, 2013

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