For the tenth year, people from all over the region will get together the Saturday before Thanksgiving to bike around town buying groceries to donate to Rainier Valley Food Bank. I don’t have the exact totals from all the years, but people have donated something like five or six tons on food since the first Seattle Cranksgiving in 2010.
Seattle Cranksgiving 2019 is November 23, and it’s starting an hour earlier than in previous years. So meet on Occidental Ave near the Centurylink Field north lot at 9:30 a.m. to get ready for a 10 a.m. start. The hunt ends by 1 back at the start.
A food drive scavenger hunt by bike, you will get a list of needed food items and places to shop. You can go solo or as a small team (four adults max per team). The more you buy and the more places you buy from, the more points you get. There are also photo challenges and more.
For the second year, Swift.Industries is hosting a camping gear drive for neighbors experiencing housing instability through Facing Homelessness. Donations at the start line will earn bonus points. Items accepted include: New adult socks, hats and gloves, and new or gently used (clean and undamaged) tents, tarps, backpacks, coats and rain jackets.
All skill levels welcome! And anyone can win a prize.
Free to enter, but expect to spend at least $20 buying groceries (more is welcome, of course). Bring a pen and a way to carry groceries.
Party at Swift Industries after the ride, sponsored by Rainier beer. Thanks to Swift and Cascade Designs for donating prizes. And thanks to volunteers from The Bikery for partnering to help present the event this year.
If your business wants to donate a prize to participants, email tom@SeattleBikeBlog.com.