The Saturday before Thanksgiving marked another Cranksgiving date in cities around the country, including here on the Emerald Coast. Cranksgiving, a charity bicycle event, started with a bike messenger in New York City in 1999. It’s pretty simple and lots of fun. You bike from store to store using a map, buy food for charity, stuff it in your backpack and bike back to the start line. The biker with the shortest time and the heaviest pack wins.
Maria McIntire, a member of the Emerald Coast Cyclist Club, has been the local organizer for the past three years. McIntire once again rallied bike riders from the local area (including me) to get a little exercise, enjoy a little competition and, most importantly, make a dent in the empty shelves at the food kitchen for the Waterfront Mission.
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