Cranksgiving Food Drive + Bike Ride

For the past 15 years, St. Louis BWorks has hosted the annual Cranksgiving canned food drive by bicycle. During those years, 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.  

In 2021, we are continuing Cranksgiving but in a different vein and hope you will continue to give and help us keep the Cranksgiving spirit going. 

Due to continued safety concerns, we will once again not have a mass group ride. Right now we believe that the responsible thing to do is to hold off on the huge group event for one more year. 

Instead, we are asking folks to ride in small groups or individually along a typical Cranksgiving route. We are also making it a Sunday to Thursday event so that you can pick a date/time that works best for you.  


Make a donation here: We are asking for $15 donation per rider.  

BWorks will have a marked route on the street as well as a paper route map (available for pickup at Schlafly Tap Room during their business hours at the below dates).  


Sunday, Nov. 14 to Thursday, Nov. 18: You pick the date and time that’s best for you.


Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St., 63103 (1 free beer per $15 donation) 

What’s Changed: 

No mass start, you decide when. 

No grocery store stops, your $15 (or more) donation will go further when we buy in bulk. 

No, we will not have a shirt design this year. 

This Year’s Donation:Your monetary donation this year will support Operation Food Search.