Tony G and I particpated in today's 2nd Annual Cranksgiving Ride, hosted by Active Indy Tours. Cranksgiving started in New York City in 1999, and now there are almost 40 cities that have one. It's a casual bike ride with a scavenger hunt and a food drive, all in one.
At the starting point at the Indy Bike Hub we were given a list of 4 food providers along the Cultural Trail and throughout Indianapolis. At each provider we purchased assigned food items, such as potatoes, onions, carrots, kale and barbecue sauce. The 4 providers were South Circle Farm Market, the Kroger's on 16th & Park, the City Market and a Green Bean Delivery Food Truck, which was parked at the Cultural Trail on Indiana Street. After we purchased the food items, we took them back to the Bike Hub to donate to Second Helpings, an organization that rescues prepared and perishable food and distributes it to over 70 agencies. I learned that Second Helpings feeds 3500 to 4000 Indianapolis residents a day, not just at Thanksgiving!
Although it was chilly when we started, 24 degrees, we didn't notice it much because it warmed us to see 120 cyclists helping others.
Here are the photos I took today: