Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Local Sponsors!

Aroma Cafe, Bakers Bikes, Bead & Botanicals, Big Grove Tavern, Café Kopi , Champaign Cycle, Common Ground, The Corkscrew, Courier Café, Espresso Royale, Esquire, Fiesta Cafe, The Great Impasta, Heartland Gallery, Heel To Toe, Krannert Center, Sam's Cafe, Seaboat, Silvercreek, The Art Theater, and the University ymca have all donated prizes for our participants this year, and there are still prizes coming in!  Come on out an donate some of your time and money for the hungry and get rewarded by our great local sponsors.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cranksgiving 2012!

The date for the 5th annual Champaign-Urbana Cranksgiving has been set:
November 4th 2012

What - Cranksgiving is a food drive where food is collected by riding around Champaign/Urbana/Savoy and purchasing food at local grocery stores. Riders earn prizes by completing the ride in the fastest time, with the most food. However, we usually have prizes for almost everyone.

Where - Meet at the Bike Project is Urbana (202 S. Braodway Avenue). Registration starts at 12 and the ride starts at 1.

Bring - Bring a bike, a bag to carry your collected food, a lock for when you are in the stores, and at least $5 or however much you would like to spend on food to donate. 

Who - All food donated will go to the Eastern Illinois Food Bank.

Other - After the ride there will be an afterparty and other bike games. Admission to the party is participation in the ride or 4 items of donated non-perishable food. Riders in the past have brought in as much as 100lbs of food(with a bike trailer). 

Please tell all your friends, the ultimate goal is to collect food for the hungry. This is our 5th year running and each year we have surpassed the previous amount of food collected. Two years ago we set the bar high and collected over 1900lbs of food. Let's try and beat that this year!