Boise GreenBike Sponsors Fourth Annual Cranksgiving Bike Ride on 11/23/19


Boise GreenBike is once again proud to sponsor Cranksgiving, a Thanksgiving-themed scavenger hunt on bicycles that helps feed families in need. On Saturday, November 23, 2019, teams of participants will use bicycles to gather a list of items to fill Thanksgiving food boxes. Boise GreenBike gives the food boxes to St. Vincent de Paul for distribution to families in need throughout the Treasure Valley. Last year, 43 food boxes were distributed.

Costumes are encouraged at Cranksgiving. Photo courtesy Boise GreenBike

In an effort to grow the good, Boise GreenBike is also teaming up with Cauze, a charitable giving app, to help 17 local charities that provide food, shelter, clothing and medical assistance to families and individuals in need. Each team will choose a charity from the list to support along the way. Cauze will match all donations.

To make Cranksgiving accessible to more people personal bikes will be allowed in the event, with the stipulation that EACH TEAM MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE BOISE GREENBIKE. For every GreenBike in use, the participant will get a $20 credit in the GreenBike network.

A team of riders getting ready to head out at the 2018 Cranksgiving event. Photo courtesy Boise GreenBike

Instead of an entry fee, each rider should bring money to purchase the Thanksgiving food items. Teams of riders will get a manifest listing the food items to be collected as well as completing fun tasks along the way. Team members should bring a backpack to help carry food items. Prizes are awarded to teams that are the fastest, have the best costumes, and the biggest turkey.

Trophies for various categories at Cranksgiving. Photo courtesy Boise GreenBike

The Cranksgiving scavenger hunt will be followed by an after-party at Clairvoyant Brewing, 2800 W. Idaho Street in Boise. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Event schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Packet and bike pick up, Boise GreenBike World Headquarters, 106 E 34th St, Garden City, Idaho.
  • 11:00 a.m. – Race begins
  • 1:00-5:00 p.m. – After-event party at Clairvoyant Brewing, 2800 W Idaho St, Boise, Idaho.

To register a team go to

To volunteer for Cranksgiving go to

For more information, go to the Cranksgiving Boise Facebook page:

After the race, stick around for beers, food, and friends. Photo courtesy Boise GreenBike
After the race, stick around for beers, food, and friends. Photo courtesy Boise GreenBike
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