Join St. Louis BWorks for this year’s Cranksgiving — in and around Carondelet Park!
For the past 16 years, St. Louis BWorks has hosted the annual Cranksgiving canned food drive by bicycle. During that time, with support from the community (that’s you!), we have collected more than 100,000 nonperishable food items that are then donated to a local food bank. And through most of those years, the St. Louis Cranksgiving has been the largest in the country. We hope that we can get back to that amazing claim soon.
That’s said: It’s been a long year in this world, this nation and this city. To be honest, it’s been a long *couple* years. So as we announce this year’s more modest Cranksgiving effort, we ask that you join us in a spirit of kindness and understanding as we adopt a scaled-back approach to Cranksgiving once more in 2022.
Here’s the deets:
How to register
Make a donation here. We are asking for $15 donation per rider, with all proceeds going to Operation Food Search.
When and where
The Sunday, November 27, ride will begin and end at the pavilion 1A in Carondelet Park. Medium and long route options will be emailed to registrants the night prior, and the BWorks team will have short release forms to fill out at pavilion 1A starting at 8:30 a.m.
We encourage starting the ride right around 9:30 a.m., and you can also join us back at pavilion 1A to hang out with friends, family and other fellow riders anytime between about 11 a.m. and noon-ish. The gathering is bring-your-own-everything and casual — and we hope to see you there!
BWorks will have a marked route on the streets (medium and long only). BWorks will email registrants the routes the night prior.
Keep in mind
There will be no grocery-store stops; instead, your $15 (or more!) donation will go further toward addressing food insecurity by allowing Operation Food Search to buy more strategically and in bulk with the collected funds.
We are foregoing a T-shirt design this year as we follow a scaled-back approach. We do look forward to bringing those back in future years. And please don’t let this year’s lack of a new shirt keep you from getting creative about your attire! :)