Cranksgiving – Saturday November 23rd

The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail are cosponsoring Cranksgiving on Saturday, November 23rd. Cranksgiving is a food and clothing drive on two wheels. Part bike ride, part food/clothing drive to benefit A-SPAN, and part scavenger hunt. All you need is a bike, a bag, and a lock! (and a few bucks) Event registration is located at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cranksgiving-a-bike-scavenger-hunt-in-support-of-a-span-registration-77662916875

How it Works

Cranksgiving is a choose-your-own-adventure-style bike ride that benefits those in our community in need during the winter season. Participants are given a manifest of suggested items to purchase or locate and tasks to complete in three hours. Participants will provide receipts and photographs when turning in their items to score points.

All items collected will be donated to the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN).

Teams

It’s suggested that participants work in teams of 4-5. We’ll have an area designated on the day of the event to help match solo participants and teams looking for additional members.

Donation Only Participation

If you’re not able to make the event, but would still like to support, please register as a donation only participant. All donations will be used by the organizers to bulk purchase items for participants to pick up when completing challenges. All items will be donated to A-SPAN.

Starting Location

The event will begin and end at Ireland’s Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. Participants will be given a list of tasks at 10 a.m. and must return by 1 p.m. to begin scoring. The after party runs from 1 to 3.

Timeline

9 a.m. – Ireland’s Four Courts is open for brunch or coffee before the event

9:30 a.m. – Check In Opens

10 a.m. – Participants will be given manifest with locations

1 p.m. – Participants return to Ireland’s Four Courts with items for scoring

2 p.m. – Winners announced

3 p.m. – Official After Party Ends

What to Bring

1. Bike Lock

2. Something to carry stuff with: A basket, pannier or backpack should do

3. About $10 to $20 to purchase scavenger items with

4. A cellphone (you’ll need to show us pictures for some of the challenges)

Prizes

We’ll be awarding fabulous prizes at the after party at Ireland’s Four Courts.

About A-SPAN

This event will collect items for Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network. A-SPAN’s mission is to secure permanent housing and provide life-sustaining services for Arlington’s most vulnerable individuals through outreach and relationships built on trust and respect. Find out more at a-span.org.

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