Cranksgiving Tempe – Bike That AZ Up – Tempe, AZ – 11.22.2015
Tempe’s first Cranksgiving and you guys killed it! Thank you so much for coming!!!
THIRTY-THREE PARTICIPANTS COLLECTED 2276 lbs for United Food Bank!!! ENOUGH TO FEED 1900 PEOPLE IN THE VALLEY!!!
- Cliff – 58.5 lbs
- George – 33.1 lbs
- Eric – 9.11 lbs
- Kerbal (Rob, daughter, Ben, Kristian & Zina) – 739.1 lbs
- Elf Turds (Jeff, Shaun, Lance & Ed) – 579.5 lbs
- Skankin’ Giblets (Kip, Cookie, Steph & Jackie) – 305.11 lbs *** Double Uppers – 309.12 lbs had a water drop where we could see it.
- Cog Gobblerz (Melissa, Jimmy, Brannick & Peter) – 156.14 lbs
- ‘Tato (Omi, son, Reese & son) – 64.10 lbs
- Dbolts (Couple visiting from Canada) – 19.01 lbs
Cranksgiving takes place in lots of cities across the US. I was very interested in how Tempe did in comparison. Not all cities have put up their info, and they might not. What we do know…
- Bucks County, PA (4th year) – 105 riders – 6,123 lbs
- Philly, PA (years unknown) – 145 riders – 5,100+ lbs
- NYC (OG Cranksgiving 17th year) – 315 riders – 2,440 lbs *** allycat exclusive, considering adding the “heaviest load” category.
- Tempe, AZ (1st year) – 33 riders – 2,276 lbs
- Santa Fe, NM (3rd year) – 41 riders – 1,597 lbs
- Cedar Falls, IA (years unknown) – # riders unknown – 1,190 lbs
- Prescott, AZ (4th year) – 40 riders – 617 lbs *** Most cities compete with others within their state. Let’s just say we crushed our competition. Although still… way to go Prescott!
- Sequim, WA (years unknown) – 32 riders – 612 lbs
- Fargo, ND (1st year) – 6 riders – 45 lbs
Ok now for the pictures.
I was able to take pictures for a short while before things got super crazy! After that it’s just a bunch of cell phone snaps. I am also using lots of other people’s pictures for this post. 🙂
My go-to helpers. Always ready to lend a hand! Love you guys!
Ed and Jeff, of heavyweight team Elf Turds, getting the Dummy ready for action.
Of course, Dustin is always ready to help too. And always ready for a photo!
Cookie, Kip and Steph of heavyweight team Skankin’ Gibblets strategizing after receiving the secret manifesto.
Tempe’s first Cranksgiving manifest. I will be changing some things up for next year.
We had a total of five kids participating/volunteering.
Everyone checking out Kristian’s trike-turned-front-loading-cargo-bike.
The first Cranksgiving Tempe! Thirty-three participants! You guys will forever be the OG crew.
The alleycat ready to go.
And they are off!
Jeff sending all the heavyweights off with high-fives.
Team Elf Turds loses a team member before starting… Shaun? Shaun?
Nate and Brad race to Spinelli’s just in case the alleycatters finish super fast… which they totally did!
Photo credit: Ben Mangilit. Ummm… one of the fixie kids is in the 99 Cents Store with his bike. lol! I hear he wasn’t the only one. Love it!
Team Kerbal rolling out.
What a cute pile of groceries… I really did not think it would get much bigger than this.
All the alleycatters finished within the first 45 minutes. Wes (1st) and Cody (2nd by seconds) finished within 23 minutes! Wes, Cody and Michael finished so fast, they formed a heavyweight team and went out again and competed in the Heavyweight category. Team Double Uppers!
Photo credit: Jacquelyn Martin. Huge group selfie. Even the Canadians are in this one!
Photo credit: Ed Booth. Jeff of team Elf Turds hauling a trailer.
Photo credit: Ed Booth. Team Elf Turds leaving Safeway.
Photo credit: Ed Booth. Jeff and Lance of team Elf Turds packing the Dummy.
Photo credit: Ed Booth. What’s wrong Michael?
Photo credit: Melissa Goodman. Melissa and Brannick from team Cog Gobblerz… rolling on fixies and carrying all the weight on their backs. We are not worthy!
Photo credit: Jacquelyn Martin. Team Elf Turds and team Skankin’ Giblets run into each other at the Only 99 Cents Store.
Photo credit: Jacquelyn Martin. Steph knows what’s up.
Photo credit: Ed Booth. Cranksgiving in shorts, shades with palm trees on the background. Yeah… we have it good here in Tempe.
Photo credit: Jeff Hawley. Ed keeping pace with a packed Dummy.
Photo credit: Cody Goodman. Team Double Uppers selfie at Rollins Family Market.
Photo credit: Jeff Hawley. Team Elf Turds selfie at Safeway.
Photo credit: Reese Jimenez. Team Tato selfie at Food City.
Photo credit: Kip Goldman. Team Skankin’ Giblets selfie at Safeway.
Photo credit: Rob Jones. Team Kerbal selfie at Fry’s.
Photo credit: unknown. Kerbal group photo with a couple of Cog Gobblerz in the background.
Photo credit: Chris Brannick. Team Cog Gobblerz selfie. Carrying over 150lbs on their backs!
Melissa, of team Cog Gobblerz rolling in to the weigh-in station.
James, of team Cog Gobblerz rolling in to the weigh-in station.
Ed comes back to the weigh-in station with a very happy Dummy!
Team Double Uppers doesn’t need a cargo bike.
Shaun getting the boxes… smart Shaunie!
Photo credit: Ed Booth. The weigh-in team trying to get a grip on the situation. So much food!
Photo credit: Ed Booth. Running out of room to put food in! Trying to not completely block off the entrance to Spinelli’s.
Photo credit: Ed Booth. Always time to say cheese with my favorite volunteer.
Rob is one proud dad!
Zina is super happy her team, Kerbal, made it to the weigh-in station without a second to spare. Cutting it ridiculously close guys!
The line to weigh-in is deep.
But people seem happy waiting.
Team Tato: Moms Omy and Reese with their boys, unloading their donations!
Photo credit: Jacquelyn Martin. Kip unloading some of the goods from team Skankin’ Giblets.
Photo credit: Ed Booth. Jackie and Shamus helping the kids unload the groceries so we can get the long line moving.
Photo credit: Jeff Hawley. The Jeep is almost full!
Next vehicle please! Billy’s XTerra. Everyone filling it up.
All hands on deck.
The XTerra is filled to capacity… but there’s still more food!
Cody is going to look oh-so fine in this women’s Drunkcyclist.com shirt!
Nate announcing prizes for the winners.
It’s a chug-off for Melissa and Steph!
Photo credit: Jeff Hawley. Chug-off for helmets from The Velo.
Photo credit: Ed Booth. Rolled more food to more cars. Posing for a photo in the parking lot at Boulders.
Photo credit: Ed Booth. I think Cody should only ride like this from now on.
Photo credit: Ed Booth. All the 2000+ lbs of food made it to my garage.
Photo credit: Stephanie Black Terrell. The last five at Spinelli’s!
Two days later and the giant truck is here to take all of this in to the food bank. Special giant truck for our giant donation. The staff was so impressed by the amount, the fact that we did it by bikes and in only two hours. It usually takes large corporate events to raise this much, and days to get everyone to participate.
It took us about an hour to pack all the food in the truck. They didn’t need us to help, but we wanted to.
It’s slowly leaving my garage and going to where it is truly needed. Cannot tell you how many times we were all thanked, and how excited they were to see all the food and water.
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED WITH HOSTING AND PRIZES.
Bike Saviours, Spinelli’s Pizzeria Tempe, The Velo, Drunkcyclist.com, State Bicycle Co., O.H.S.O, The Heavy Pedal, Bicycle Nomad Café, The Garage Bike Shop, The Bicycle Cellar, Landis Cyclery, Bicycle Bettie.
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS.
Nate FitzGerald, Shamus Burns, Bradley Sutherland, Dustin TheWind, BC Brown, Allie Booth and all who helped… basically everyone!
Can’t wait for next year!