Boise’s Seventh Annual Cranksgiving Bike Ride Happens on November 19


Cranksgiving, the annual Thanksgiving-themed scavenger hunt on bicycles, returns for a seventh year on Saturday, November 19, 2022. Sponsored by Vall-eBike, Valley Regional Transit, and City Go, the event will feature costumed teams of cyclists riding all over town, gathering all the items necessary to fill Thanksgiving food boxes. The boxes go to St. Vincent De Paul for distribution to Treasure Valley families in need.

Photo courtesy Cranksgiving Boise

Instead of an entry fee, each rider should bring money to purchase food items, even though many of the items are available free from generous supporting businesses. Teams get a manifest listing the food items they need to collect and a list of fun tasks to complete along the way. Trophies and prizes are awarded to the three fastest teams, the team with the biggest turkey and the best team costumes.

Photo courtesy Cranksgiving Boise

The event will start at 11:00 a.m. near the Vall-eBike building, 106 E 34th Street, Garden City. The event will finish with a gala after-party at Clairvoyant Brewing, 2800 W Idaho Street, Boise. There will be live entertainment, food, and of course, beer!

Registration is now open at

Organizers are also looking for volunteers to staff the event. Register to volunteer at

For those who don’t want to do the bike ride, but would still like to contribute, Cranksgiving organizers will accept food box donations at Clairvoyant. Go to the participant registration website and register to drop off food items. The shopping list will be emailed the morning of the event.

You can make a direct donation to St. Vincent de Paul without participating in Cranksgiving by going to

For the latest updates on the event visit the Cranksgiving Boise Facebook page


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