Our 11th annual Savannah Cranksgiving Ride is Saturday, Nov. 18 starting at 1 p.m. Cranksgiving is half bike ride, half food drive and a 100 percent fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon helping others.
Bike Walk Savannah (and you!) will be helping feed hungry people at Emmaus House. Founded in 1982 by a group of downtown churches, Emmaus House provides food and day services to the homeless and needy of Savannah. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, fifty weeks each year.
Registration for the ride starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 at BWS HQ (Corner of Henry and Lincoln streets). At registration, participants will receive a shopping list of items needed by Emmaus House. The challenge begins at 1:30 p.m. when riders roll out to shop by bike. Participants should pick up items from the shopping list without going over $15-20 price limit. This is not a race! Riders may compete by themselves or on teams. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
All participants must return to 1301 A Lincoln St. by 4 p.m. to tally up their purchases. Participants who complete the scavenger hunt will be entered to win a prize from Bike Walk Savannah.
What should you bring? First of all, you’ll need your bike and $15-20. We also suggest a helmet, and maybe some lights in case it gets dark early. If you’re planning on carrying groceries, you should bring a backpack or other cargo solution for your bike.