Cranksgiving is coming!

Posted: 11/1/2019

Categories: Cranksgiving 2019

The primary focus of the event is to have teams ride around town and gather items for Thanksgiving food boxes. The boxes are donated to St. Vincent de Paul for a program that provides Treasure Valley families in need with Thanksgiving dinners. We have great local businesses providing some of the food items, but be prepared to purchase others. Carry some extra cash or cards to purchase the turkey and items not provided by our partners.

To grow the good we do, we are partnering with Cauze. Cauze is a charitable giving app that makes it easy to support nonprofits. We have created a list of 17 local charities that need help this season. Your team will choose one to support. Please download the Cauze app (https://www.cauze.com/) and share information with your friends about the organization your team will be supporting. Cauze is lining up matching gifts, so every donation you make will go even further.

Event details:

Saturday, November 23, 2019. Packet pick-up starts at 10:00 a.m.
• The race starts promptly at 11:00 a.m. and starts at the Boise GreenBike World Headquarters, 106 E 34th Street, Garden City. It finishes at Clairvoyant Brewing, 2800 W Idaho Street, Boise, where all participants will enjoy a free beer! Food will be available for purchase.
• We recommend forming teams of four people but we have set up the registration page to allow for teams of up to six. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/cranksgivingboise2019
• Each team will be required to have at least one person riding a Boise GreenBike. We will provide GreenBike riders with a $20 credit in the GreenBike system to cover their Cranksgiving day rides. All GreenBike riders will have to join the network to ride the bikes. Here is the webpage to enroll:  https://boise.greenbike.com/.
• At the start of the event, each team will be handed a manifest in a sealed envelope. Do not open the envelope until you are told to do so. The manifest is a list of items for the food box and other activities each team must complete before finishing at Clairvoyant Brewing.

Cranksgiving is a timed event. We encourage creative costumes. We will award trophies in the following categories:
• 1st Place
• 2nd Place
• 3rd Place
• Biggest Turkey (measured by weight)
• Best Team Costume

Questions? Contact Dave Fotsch at Boise GreenBike: dfotsch@valleyregionaltransit.org.