Cranksgiving in Northern Michigan (Still a go!)

Cranksgiving in Northern Michigan (Still a go!)

Nov 22 @ 11:00 am


UPDATE: COVID-19 cases across the state are dramatically high, and new orders restrict gatherings to less than 26 people. In response, we’re still committed to offering this vital opportunity to be active and connected to the community, but with a format change. For further details, please visit our Cranksgiving Registration Page


With help from the great Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan, we are hosting our 3rd Annual Cranksgiving on Sunday, November 22, 2020. 

Cranksgiving is part bicycle ride, part food drive that happens across the nation during November to benefit local charities and families as they prepare for Thanksgiving. It’s that simple. Ride bikes. Give back. Do good. 


  • Team Up – Decide if you are riding as a team (2-5 awesome people suggested) or on your own in either the open (5-6 miles) or family (2-3 miles) division.
  • Register – There is no entry fee, but plan on spending $25/team on food items. 
  • Check the List – Norte will provide your team with a list of food items to collect.
  • Be Kind – We also challenge your team to commit at least one act of random kindness during your collection run. Let’s make people smile and make someone’s day. Here’s a list for inspiration

There are no winners, but teams are more than welcome to create their own challenges and mini-games

More details here!

Get Out and Stay Active Responsibly 

As we head into the holidays, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) strongly recommends continued effort to stop the spread. The following steps need to be taken together for the best protection.
  • Health Check – Self monitor and stay home if you’re feeling sick.
  • Socialize Outside – You have up to 20 times higher risk of getting sick inside. If you do get together inside, include no more than two households and limit time inside together.
  • Wear a mask – Take it off when you eat or drink, then put it back on, even outside.
  • Physically Distanced – Keep six feet apart as much as you can.
  • Keep it Down – When possible, keep voices down. Higher volumes can increase COVID transmission by 30 times.
  • Wash Hands – Wash hands regularly. 20 seconds with soap and water.