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Cranksgiving 2016 – Colorado Springs
November 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cranksgiving 2016 presented by SoCoVelo
Part group bicycle ride, part food drive and a fun way to help others.
The ride will leave Criterium Bicycles just a bit past 1pm on November 20th. Bring all the usual stuff for a ride but also bring a way to carry the non-perishable food items that we will be purchasing along the way. A simple backpack would work.
The group will ride on ONE loop going from the bike shop out and stopping at 4 stores along the way. At each stop we will park our bikes outside (one ride leader will stay behind to watch the bikes but if you can consider bringing a lock as well) so that you can go in and make a purchase. Place the items in your pack and we all continue on.
Each stop is progressively longer and more difficult ride. Going from short paved trail, to longer paved trail, to 4 lane road with a bike lane. At whatever point you would like to turn around and head for the shop you are free to do so.
View the route here: https://www.strava.com/routes/7012743
Green (about 2.2 miles)- Down Santa Fe, turn at Costco and ride up to Trader Joes and back to the shop
Blue (about 9 miles all paved trail) – Continue on from green down Santa Fe, turn west on Sinton trail, before Centennial at the one lane tunnel, turn right and go up around the townhomes, turn right and then immediate left to enter parking lot, ride to Albertsons on Garden of the Gods Road. Then reverse on the trail back to the shop.
Black (about 12 miles) – After Albertsons continue up Centenial to hang a left on Flying W and stop at Walgreens. Then continue down Vindicator to Safeway before Rockrimmon. Continue down Rockrimmon until Mark Dabling where we will turn onto the sidewalk which becomes then Santa Fe and back to the shop
All donated food items will be taken to Care & Share the next day.
After the event, those who wish can meet up at Reg Leg Brewing (4630 Forge Road) to celebrate the day.
NOTE: if you are unable to participate consider using the food drop off box at the entrance to Criterium Bicycles between now and the event (Nov 20th) to drop off food items to support Care and Share.