The results are in for Milwaukee’s 2015 Cranksgiving race/ride. Participants were given a randomized manifest that needed to be reorganized to find the fastest route. Each rider was responsible for hitting up 6 grocery stores and purchasing specific non-perishable food and sanitary items and getting back to the final location as fast as possible.
The twist for this year’s race was a food drive within the food drive. Riders were required to double up their purchase at their stop of choice and drop off those items at another food drive happening simultaneously in another part of the city.
That food drive brought in over 600lbs of food, so between the two, we helped bring in over 1,100lbs of food for the hungry.
Thanks to Zach Seib Photography for the photos. See more here.
Weather: 55°F and sunny
Total weight: 477.63lbs
Money spent: Over $1,000 (estimated).
We forgot to tell riders to keep their receipts, and while most did, we did not count it against the riders if they didn’t bring them in.
Route A: 6 stores + bonus stop over 22 miles
Route B: 6 stops + bonus stop over 14 miles
Route C: 4 stops over 5 miles. Nobody raced this route, but we still think it’s important to include this route in future races to encourage more families to participate.
Start time: 12:10PM
Pregnant riders: 1
|Rider #||Name||Category||Route||Place||Finish Time||Weight||Notes|
|27||Brennan Cayanne||Solo Male||A||1||1:39||5.88||Winner – Solo Male A|
|32||Dan Whitman||Solo Male||A||2||1:40||5.53|
|13||Mike Cook||Solo Male||B||1||1:42||5.53||Winner – Solo Male B|
|40||Steve Roche||Solo Male||B||2||1:45||5|
|1||Hunter Hagen||Solo Male||A||3||1:47||5.83|
|38||Dan Mena||Solo Male||A||4||1:48||6.1|
|3||Christian Walding||Solo Male||A||5||1:49||7.33|
|9||Betsy Christianson||Solo Female||A||6||2:03||6.02||Winner – Solo Female A|
|35||Terese Thompson||Solo Female||A||7||2:04||3.64|
|17||Lucas Mace||Solo Male||A||8||2:06||11.92||Winner – Big Spender Solo|
|41||Carolyn Weber||Solo Female||A||9||2:09||30.1|
|14||Liz Franczyk||Group 3||B||3||2:11||5.32||Winner – Group|
|15||Scott Mundy||Group 3||B||4||2:11||5.14||Winner – Group|
|34||Ayla Jensen||Solo Female||B||5||2:14||8.71||Winner – Solo Female B|
|23||Kate Valerius||Solo Female||B||6||2:23||7|
|36||Rebecca Schuster||Solo Female||B||7||2:24||4.61|
|37||Matt Baran||Solo Male||B||8||2:24||9.1|
|12||Waldo Waldo||Solo Male||A||10||2:30||7.45|
|16||Katie Jesse||Solo Female||A||11||2:34||7.83|
|25||Rachel Zdero||Solo Female||A||13||2:36||5.6|
|22||Summer Welker||Solo Female||A||14||2:37||6.66|
|21||Lydia Kantowski||Solo Female||A||15||2:37||6.07|
|24||Rosalie Avery||Solo Female||A||16||2:42||6.76|
|5||Emily Ludke||Group 1||B||9||2:43||5.29|
|4||Andrew Stiegen||Group 1||B||10||2:43||11.95|
|11||Beth Pickhard||Solo Female||A||17||2:45||7.41|
|2||Tim Block||Solo Male||A||18||2:51||8.33|
|39||Jon Baliki||Cargo||A||19||2:53||157.42||Winner – Cargo Most Weight|
|31||Jaime Ogas||Solo Male||A||20||2:54||9.78|
|6||Bob Overbrunner||Group 2||B||11||3:15||6.87|
|7||Gene Joerres||Group 2||B||12||3:15||6.87|
|20||Cassie Zwart||Group 4||B||13||3:24||7|
|19||Dave Zwart||Group 4||B||14||3:24||7|
|18||Matt Vandyke||Group 4||B||15||3:24||6.87|
|33||Angie Orlando||Solo Female||A||12||3:34||7.83|
|26||Kelly Lambeth||Solo Female||A||21||3:43||42.6||Winner – Solo Most Weight|
|10||Sarah Folz||Solo Female||B||16||3:45||5||DFL|
|28||Terry Lutz||Group 5||B||17||3:45||4.26|
|29||Ann Sexton||Group 5||B||18||3:45||4.26|
|30||Javier Ibarra||Group 5||B||19||3:45||4.26|
|8||Tony Berger||Solo Male||B||DNF||DNF||1.5|
UPDATE: Cranksgiving 2015 has come and gone and the results are in.
An alley cat style bike race and ride to help the hungry, organized by The Milwaukee Bicycle Collective in partnership with Coast in Bikes.
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Location: Garden Park next to the Riverwest Public House Cooperative (815 E Locust St.) to get your manifest.
Time: Registration is at 11:00AM. The gun fires at noon.
Ride or race, there will be 3 categories to ensure this event is open to everyone.
Return to the secret end location with a bag of food and sanitary supplies to donate to the Hope House.
There will be equal* prizes for Fastest Female, Fastest Male and Fastest Group (3 or more)/Family (2 or more). There will also be prizes available for completing other goals, such as Heaviest Load, Best Group Photo and other fun goals. There will also be a free raffle for all participants. You don’t have to be fastest to win (but it helps).
A huge thanks to our prize donors for supporting the Milwaukee Bicycle Collective and the Hope House:
- Mission Workshops
- Bar Mitts
- Oury Grips
- Adventure Rock
- Bell Sports Giro
- Portland Design Works
- Babes in Bikeland
- Banjo Bros.
- Planet Bike
- Coast in Bikes
- The Milwaukee Bicycle Collective
If you want, you can RSVP to Cranksgiving on Facebook.
Keep checking back here for more updates.
*We cannot guarantee pure equalness of prizes, but we will strive to make sure prize packs are balanced so that no winner feels left out.
This year we’re changing the format. Instead of one night to celebrate cycling through winter, we’re going to spread that love over 5 months.
You’ll have from the beginning of November to the end of March to complete 20 goals from the Winter Bike Challenge card by posting selfies to your social networks. Challenges involve sponsor stops, selfie-guided activities, and group meetups. Complete all 20 goals and you will have a chance to win an exclusive, available-this-year-only mid-weight cycling jacket (design coming soon).
Join us for the kickoff, at Great Lakes Distillery (616 W. Virginia St.) on November 3rd from 6:30-9:00 to get your Challenge Card, Winter Bike Survival Zine, and 2015-2016 Winter Bike Sticker (and check off your first challenge while you’re at it).
The cost to participate in the Winter Bike Challenge is totally FREE, but if you want to win a jacket, the cost is $20. If in the end you don’t win the jacket, you can still put that $20 towards the full cost of one anyway, provided you’ve completed all 20 challenges.
Sound good? You can RSVP to the event on Facebook.
Many thanks to our sponsors, Rebel Converting and Daniel E. Goldberg of WIBikeLaw.com for helping make the jackets possible. We are still looking for more sponsors (they’ll get 5 months of fun social activity for only $500), so if you know of a company who might be interested, let us know.
Save the dates:
The 7th Annual Winter Bike Party and Forum – November 3, 2015
More games. More music. More raffles. More stickers. More beer. More knowledge. More fun.
Raffle prize sponsors so far:
- Anykicks, USA
- Coast In Bikes
- Rebel Wipes
- Milwaukee Bicycle Collective
- Oury Grips
Want to speak, teach or help out? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
More info TBA.
Cranksgiving alley cat style race to help the hungry – November 14, 2015
An alley cat style bike race to help the hungry, organized by The Milwaukee Bicycle Collective.
Meet at Garden Park next to the Riverwest Public House Cooperative to get your manifest. Return to the secret end location with a bag of food.
Ride or race, this event is for everyone. There will be three routes to choose from that range from a kids and family-friendly 5-miles to a challenging 20-miles (if you can correctly organize the stops), plus prizes for Fastest Female, Fastest Male, Fastest Team/Family and other fun non-race specific goals.
Prizes so far:
- Anykicks, USA
- Mission Workshops
- Rebel Wipes
- and Milwaukee Bicycle Collective
Want to help out? You can still ride! Contact Jason Minimus MaxDowell.
More info TBA.