This will be our first event as a Chapter of Bike Cleveland.

Event Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Event Home Base: Walter Stinson Community Park, 2339 Fenwick Rd, University Heights, OH 44118

Registration and map hand outs: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ride and drop off purchases: 10:00 AM – 1:00PM

Cleveland’s cycling community is once again gathering food for disadvantaged families and senior citizens this holiday season! Bike Cleveland and it’s chapters are hosting Cleveland’s ninth-annual Cranksgiving, a food drive by bicycle that begins and ends at multiple socially-distanced locations in 2020. There is no cost to join the event, but cyclists usually spend about $15 (or however much you can) on food and supplies for others.

How does Cranksgiving work? Riders of all ages and skill levels receive a map of nearby grocery stores and are challenged to ride their bikes – regardless of weather — to about four of the stores to purchase one or more food items specified for each. Everything purchased must be hauled by bicycle, either in a bag, pannier, rack, or trailer. You will then ride to donate the food you collected to benefit those in need this holiday season by stocking the Little Free Pantries throughout Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, University Heights, and South Euclid. Be prepared to spend about $15 (or however much you can) and ride up to fifteen miles.

Want to contribute even more? Clean out your pantry and bring nonperishable food items to the event. Organize a mini-food drive at your work or in your neighborhood. Or, if you cannot attend, you can make a donation to Bike Cleveland (specifying that it is for Cranksgiving) and a Bike Cleveland board member will fetch groceries on your behalf.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Map distribution: Gazebo at the Walter Stinson Community Park, 2339 Fenwick Rd, University Heights, OH 44118

Registration and map hand outs: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ride and drop off purchases: 10:00 AM – 1:00PM

Suggested stores include:

Zagara’s Marketplace: 1940 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Marc’s Stores:  1833 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.

Dave’s Markets (Cedar Hill): 12438 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106 

Dave’s Markets (Severance): 3628 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Save A Lot: 2227 Noble Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44112

Murray Hill Market: 2072 Murray Hill Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Whole Foods Market: 13998 Cedar Rd, University Heights, OH 44118

Dave’s Markets (Shaker Square): 13130 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

Family Dollar: 1915 S Taylor Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Target: 14070 Cedar Rd, University Heights, OH 44118

Heinens (Beachwood): 2180 S Green Rd, Cleveland, OH 44121

Drop off locations (Pantries):

2860 Coventry Road (near Children’s Garden on north end of parking lot)
Noble Road Presbyterian Church: 2780 Noble Road
2757 Fairmount Blvd, on the Scarborough Road side of the building
University Heights Police Department: 2304 Warrensville Center Road
South Euclid Police Department: 1349 S Green Road

Volunteers are needed to hand out maps. Please, let us know if you are interested in helping us out in that way!

Leave a Comment