Elk Rapids Update: Cranksgiving is Coming, Folks! 🌽

Cranksgiving Comes To Elk Rapids

The leaves are falling. The sun is shining. Yet, there’s a briskness in the air to remind us that winter is approaching. With that comes the reminder that we need to bundle up, put our hats on, and find ways to get outside even when the weather starts to turn.

I remind you to keep pushing yourself to find ways to get outside and enjoy all the seasons of Northern Michigan. And, remember, Norte is here to help.

This November, you can do your body right and help others. Norte’s annual Cranksgiving bike ride and food drive is on November 22. There are opportunities in Traverse City, Suttons Bay, and, this year, our very own Cranksgiving in Elk Rapids – our first year! Thankfully, we have the Chain Hub at Rotary Park to use our starting point because of many of you – thank you.

Cranksgiving is a national event that is a “food drive on two wheels. Part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. All you need is a bike, a bag, and a lock!” This year we add a mask, but the fun stays the same.

Are you ready to ride bikes, give back, and do good? You can register your team at Norte’s website. If you have any questions or are looking for some costume ideas, shoot me a reply.

I also wanted to shout out to all our coaches and volunteers who helped make our Mountain Bike Team at Maplehurst and Glacial Hills such a huge success. We had full registration at these locations and received so many positive survey results.

So, thank you, coaches. Thank you, volunteers.  We love you and can’t wait to ride bikes in the Spring.

– Lauren + Team Orange


Whether it’s having a role on the Project Team, or volunteering once in a while, or just staying up to date and coming out for a slow ride, get more involved by completing this form: