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CranksgivingKC 2017 **
November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Kansas City, Missouri, November 18, 2017 – For the twelfth year in a row, bicyclists in Kansas City will take part in a charity food drive event, riding their bikes throughout the area purchasing needed groceries for St. Peter’s Social Services Food Pantry. There are no requirements other than to “get food” and “do it on a bike.” Nationally there are over 100 such events and while many are a traditional “alleycat” competition where speed is crucial, the Kansas City event has grown into a superhuman effort, where according to organizer Sam Swearngin, “in Kansas City, we celebrate the heaviest load.”
Last year’s event led the nation for total weight collected hauling in just over 8000 lbs. Riders start their ride at 12:30PM and return to St. Peter’s by 3:30. Methods of carrying groceries vary from messenger bags and backpacks to baskets, panniers, and even cargo trailers. Once the riders return, their “haul” is officially weighed in and they are rewarded with a “beer & chili feed” party in the gym with live music, that is open to the public as well. More details can be found at www.facebook.com/CranksgivingKC
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