The Bicycle Escape’s Cranksgiving

Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. It’s part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt, and part party. The 2022 Cranksgiving ride will take place on Saturday, November 18th! Cranksgiving is one of our favorite holiday traditions! This food drive event originated in NYC in 1999, and we have been holding our own version of it here in Frederick since 2014.

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DATE & TIME: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Meet at Gravel & Grind at 10:15am riders must be ready for roll by 10:30am (PRO TIP: show up early for some delicious coffee and snacks)

LOCATION: Meet at Gravel & Grind (15 East 6th Street) at 10:30am

AFTER PARTY/PRIZES: Olde Mother Brewing Co. (526 N Market St) 12:30pm

DESCRIPTION: Make your giving fun this year! Grab your friends and family and join us for a fun and challenging ride around Frederick! This isn’t your average stroll around town though… you’ll be scavenging food from various grocery stores while competing in the alphabet challenge to win some cool prizes! You’ll have to strategize because you can only collect a limited amount of items from each location. All food and donations go to the Frederick Community Action Agency. So come on out, join the fun and make Cranksgiving your new tradition! As in years past we have some fantastic prizes for our top performers. E-bikes are welcome.

DIFFICULTY: City riding through traffic.

TIPS: Assemble a group of friends (each player will play their own game sheet) and bring a bag, rack, child trailer, or some other way to transport food on your bike. Players will ride to various grocery stores throughout Frederick and buy items to check off their game sheet. The player with the most food items from the game sheet will win prizes! Be sure to bring a bike lock and about $ to spend on food.

NOTE: If you’re a first timer on this ride, please drop us a note if you have any questions or call/text 301-663-0007


November 18, 2023 10:15 AM


November 18, 2023 12:30 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


15 E 6th St