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Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels: part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. It’s been held annually in New York City since 1999. Every year, throughout the country, Cranksgiving events help provide thousands of needy families with a wealth of food during the week of Thanksgiving. For the first year ever, Iowa City will be joining this national movement!

Come join your cycling friends on Saturday, November 9th (Rain date: Sunday, November 10th) at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City. Register online or on-site at 11:00 a.m. on the day of the event. The official start will be 12:00 p.m. All of the items collected during the event will go to the CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank and to Table to Table in Iowa City.

Bring your bike, a helmet, a bag, a lock, your internal GPS, and around $20 to buy food and/or other necessities. You’ll be provided with a list of various items to buy from specific grocery stores around town, as well as some optional destinations of your choosing. Take the time before the official start to plan your route! Noon is the official start and it'll be up to you to reach as many 'checkpoints' as possible and to pick up the items off the list. You can go at your own pace as you like - just remember to return to the end location by 2:30 p.m. with whatever you were able to acquire.

If you'd rather not ride, but instead donate to the charities, you may do so on-site. A $20 minimal donation is highly encouraged, but feel free to give whatever you can afford. Checks should be made out to: CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank and/or Table to Table ( $10 to each organization).

Awards, recognition, and some words from our sponsors will begin sometime after 3:00 p.m. Afterwards, feel free to socialize and mingle at the establishment in celebration of your charitable good! For questions, contact Nick Maddix at

  • Presented By: Cranksgiving Iowa City Organization, CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank, and Table to Table
  • Dates: November 9, 2019
  • Address: 1225 S Gilbert St
  • Phone: P: (319) 321-6455
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free (Donations accepted)
  • 1225 S Gilbert St
  • Iowa City, IA 52240
  • November 9, 2019
  • Big Grove Brewery & Taproom- Iowa City
  • Free (Donations accepted)