Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanks to our sponsors!!

I want to once again say thank you to our sponsors. Without the donations of our sponsors there is no way that this could have been half as successful as it was. I have linked to all of the sponsors in previous posts and I hope that all of you will check them out ( I know that I am jealous of so many of the awesome prizes that we gave out). So I am going to put up a few pictures that my wife and I took at the race so here goes...

Let the race begin...
Le Mans style start (yes that is a back to back recumbent tandem with a trailer attached)

Counting up points and collecting food...
The beginning of our food donations...
The food we collected (613 pounds)
First (right) and second (left) place

First out of town and skid winner
Footdown winner
World's First Flying Machine

So here are the results for the top 8 and the games winners and I will tally the rest later this weekend now that I have some free time.

1 - Stephanie Seiler
2 - Desiree Gualandri
3 - Josh Ritchey
4 - Fred Davidson
5 - Kyle French
5 - Lisa Hall
7 - Warren Montgomery
8 - Mike Pennington

Skid - Brent Levitt
Footdown - Stephen
Sprints - Andrew ??
Trackstand - Sean Laude

Thanks again to everyone who came out and thanks again to out generous sponsors

Yanco Pads
Granny Gear Cycling Caps
El Duke Degreaser
Wald Sports
Dirt Rag
Urban Velo
Specialty Imports

and most importantly the Bike Project of Urbana Champaign where the race started and the afterparty was held.

Monday, November 17, 2008

We Did It!

Our first annual (hopefully) cranksgiving event is over now and I have to say that it was an overwhelming success! We managed to bring in 613 pounds of food that was donated this morning to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. This far and away exceeded anything I could have expected

I want to say thanks to all of the people who helped bring this event together(Joel, Pieta, Brian, Sean, and Josh) and also to those who donated food or prizes. This event could not have happened without the 41 participants who showed up - the real thanks goes out to all of you!

We will be posting photos of the race and after party probably later this evening. Along with all of the winners.

Thanks Again,

Friday, November 14, 2008

Food for the afterparty

Hey so we just found out that we are getting food donations from two different grocery stores, strawberry fields and county market on philo, for the afterparty.

So that will be a nice way to recharge after biking around town.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Common Ground food co-op is going to make us some cookies for the afterparty!!

Check them out here:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Its coming soon

Hey I hope that everyone is getting ready for Sunday. This event is going to happen rain or shine so come prepared. We are also going to have some events after the alleycat like trackstand, skid, and possibly even sprint comps.

And now onto other news. Schnucks has graciously donated some prizes as well so a big thanks to them. We would also like to give a big thanks to specialty imports for their donation of prizes as well.

Can't wait to see everyone on sunday

Reminder the registration starts at 12 and the race will start around 1
see you there

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Our Flyer


Click on the image above to get to the full size version

Help us spread the word

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Sponsors!!!

Ok so we have a few more sponsors lined up and we would like to thank all of them profusely for helping us with this great cause! The three companies that agreed to sponsor this event are El Duke Degreaser, Granny Gear Cycling Caps, and Dirt Rag. All three of these companies are awesome and you should show them some love. Here are the links

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

After Party Info

Ok so things are coming along and we are working out some more details for the after party that will happen at the IMC main space after the conclusion of the race. The best thing is that World's First Flying Machine will be playing at the after party!

check them out here:

We'll keep you updated as to the specifics of the after party as they come available

Friday, October 10, 2008

Another new sponsor

Yanco Pads has agreed to send out some swag for the event.
Check them out here :

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More Sponsors

Wald has agreed to send some swag for prizes too
check them out here

Monday, September 29, 2008

Moving Forward

A few new things have been sorted out

- Start time will be 1PM with registration starting at 12 PM

- It looks like there will be an after party at the IMC main space with live bands

- We would like to say thanks to our first two sponsors: The Bike Project and Urban Velo

Check them out here:
The Bike Project
Urban Velo

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cranksgiving 08

What: An alleycat/scavenger hunt that will result in food being donated to the local food bank
When: Sunday November 16th (time TBD)
Where: Meet at the Bike Co-Op in Urbana