Cranksgiving Miramichi is part bike ride, part food drive. It is a great way to get active while giving back to your community! Miramichi will host its first ever Cranksgiving this Saturday October 1st from 11 am to 2 pm.
The event is simple: you show up to the grocery store (Atlantic Superstore in Newcastle) and purchase items that are needed at the Eel Ground Food Bank. Then, we bike them out to the Eel Ground Food Bank located at the Natoaganeg community food centre and donate what we purchased. Approximate distance is 5.5 km – great for a cruise.
There are prizes for Most Dollar Value Donated, Most Pounds Donated (by bike), and Most Points Donated (points are awarded based on a ranking system you will be given for various items – which gives an idea of what is needed the most).
There will be a raffle for prizes from Incline Sports, Sportchek, and Crossfit Pound. Tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5. Also, tickets will be given for each food item donated by non-riders. All proceeds going to the food bank.
What you will need: bike, money for donations (as much as you are comfortable with), and a backpack/ pannier/ trailer to transport goods.
Check out the Cranksgiving Miramichi facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1587797914858169/
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