Cranksgiving is an annual food drive done with bikes that was started in New York City nearly 20 years ago - but San Jose only began doing it in 2016. Thanks to devoted volunteers, generous sponsors and an enthusiastic public we had 65 riders our first time out. Garvin Thomas from NBC Bay Area covered the event brilliantly - see his Bay Area Proud story here.
November 2017 is coming up fast - and the hunger problem of Silicon Valley demands a big-ring, chain-skipping, teeth-baring response from San Jose cyclists. Organizations and individuals who want to sponsor also have to step up. Send a message via the Cranksgiving San Jose Facebook page and let us know how you want to help.
The founder of Cowgirl Bike Courier asked Michael Norris (creator of DIYBIKING.COM and owner of Box Bike by DIYBIKING.COM) to help plan and promote this event as well as become a sponsor. Prior to Cranksgiving San Jose, Norris created #FoodBankBiking - a sort-of blood relative to Cranksgiving - in Stamford, Connecticut. You can read what he wrote about Cranksgiving 2016 here.