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Cranksgiving is back!

We’re excited to get you excited about Raleigh’s 4th Annual Cranksgiving food drive bike ride. We’re once again partnering with Crank Arm Brewing to conduct our part bike ride, part scavenger hunt to benefit the Raleigh Rescue Mission.

Last year, over 120 of you came out to ride and we collectively brought in over 2,300 lbs of food! (Over a literal ton!) Cranksgiving is a great choose-your-own-adventure event all in the name of healthy bike riding fun to help our communities in need for the holiday season.

We will provide you a list of food and a map of stores for you to shop from, but it’s up to you how you choose to participate! Ride to one store or ride to them all, in a team or as a solo cyclist – we’ll be happy to have you come out and enjoy.

As part of our Cranksgiving celebration this year we will also be partnering with NC Vision Zero on their second annual World Day of Remembrance Exhibit. Each year, over 1,300 North Carolinians leave for a destination and never make it home. NC Vision Zero is a statewide program to change this – by preventing roadway deaths and injuries.

The remembrance exhibit will feature over 1,400 pairs of shoes on the State Capitol grounds, to represent the number of lives lost last year on our roads. Cranksgiving participants will have the option to visit the exhibit as part of the ride route.

Date: Sunday, November 19th
Location: Crank Arm Brewing (319 W Davie St)
Time: 1pm-5pm
Bring: A bike lock, bags/panniers, money for food ($15-20), and your friends!

1pm registration, 1:30-3:30pm riding time, and an after-party to announce prizes!

This is a ride for all types of cyclists and a family-friendly event and we encourage you to spread the word to help the Raleigh Rescue Mission haul in a bountiful harvest this year.

Stay tuned for more information on our route, shopping list, and point system. RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’re participating.

As always, thank you for riding your bike!

Busy week for cycling enthusiasts

The weather is beautiful, and there’s something fun nearly every day this week for those looking to get outside and get on their bikes! Here’s a select list of events we think you’ll enjoy.

Monday, April 17th we’re partnering with the NC Composting Council for Sustainable Spirits to showcase two transportation related projects: the art installation Particle Falls and a Linear Cycle Track Project. This event is a casual monthly gathering for the sustainability community organized by the NCCC and other environmentally conscious organizations.

Tuesday, April 18th, Salsa Cycles is holding a FREE bike demo at Lake Crabtree County Park. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to try one of their awesome products before you buy.

Wednesday, April 19th,  join Raleigh Bike Polo for their monthly WTF (women/trans/femme) Night. This is an event that strives to create a positive space for women (trans & cis-gendered) and gender non-binary folk who are interested in learning what bike polo is about.

This month’s Third Thursday Cruiser by Oak City Cycling Project is going to be extra special. Join us and OCCP on Thursday, April 20th at 7pm as we celebrate the life of our dear departed friend Carl Barnett with happy anecdotes, a bike ride, and a silent auction to benefit the Historic Mordecai Park.

Saturday the 22nd is Earth Day! Celebrate your mother with Botany by Bicycle, a collaboration between Extra Terrestrial Projects, Clean Air Carolina, and the East Coast Greenway Alliance. Explore the spring plants of the Walnut and Crabtree Creek Trails on an 18 mile ride, followed by drinks and a viewing of the Particle Falls exhibit downtown.

Get your miles in for a good cause at the annual Ride for Choice in Carrboro on Sunday, April 23rd. Two ride lengths are offered (24 or 54 miles) through the rolling hills of outer Carrboro, followed by beers and brats at the Looking Glass Cafe.

Round off your full week of bike-eventing with the Liv Women’s Fix-a-Flat Clinic at the Ridgewood All-Star Bike Shop on Monday, April 24th. Get hands on, step-by-step instruction on how to change a flat tire and remove/reinstall a front and rear wheel. All levels, riding styles and experience encouraged to attend!

Monday the 24th is also the (new) deadline for artist submissions for our Raleigh Bikes Art Show, the kick-off event for this year’s annual  Oaks & Spokes Bicycle Festival.  Send your submissions to bikeart@oaksandspokes.com to be considered.  Don’t forget to check out the line-up for the rest of our awesome festival events while you’re at it!

Happy riding!