58 riders...1 TV interview...1 blown tube...1 self-destructing trailer...0 crashes...27 business sponsors...$2000 in donated prizes and after-party refreshments...
1921 pounds of food!
1 hugely successful Chambana Cranksgiving.
In three years, we have donated over 3400 pounds of food for Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Congratulations, everyone, (and particularly to Charlie Smyth, this year's grand prize winner of a Chrome jersey, Heel to Toe socks, and, of course, an Urban Velo beer cozy in the category of Most Generous Individual), for making Chambana Cranksgiving an annual event and a community institution. We're already looking forward to our fourth annual event but, in the meantime, check out the upcoming Parade of Lights, of which Champaign County Bikes is a part. Thank you to all of our cyclists, sponsors, donors, and volunteers for making this year's event a record one. See you next year!
A slideshow of pictures from this year's event can be found here.