Monday, November 18, 2013

Crankgiving Miami 2013 : Recap & Video



An awesome time was had by all at the 5th annual Cranksgiving Bicycle Food Drive Alleycat Race yesterday afternoon, we had 135 registered cyclists and collected over $1,500 in non-perishable items for the Camillus House Thanks to Gary Medenhall, James, Brian, Adam at The Filling Station, for their help and to everyone who participated in this worthy cause. Also special thanks to all of our sponsors: Ass Savers, Bike Werx, Chrome, Clif Bar & Company, The Filling Station, Knog, Loco Fixie, Mack Cycle & Fitness, Magic City Bicycle Collective, MIA Fixed, Origin-8, and Sun Cycling. We hope to see you everyone again next year!

Check out over 100 photos courtesy of James from J&B Importers!

Congrats to Aleric C. and Wild Bill on both being the "Most Charitable" participants and each winning Chrome messenger bags.

 

1st - Hooligan Sean
2nd - Amy P.
3rd - Katriel
1st Fixed - Andrew G.
1st Out of Towner - TIII (West Palm Beach)
1st MTB - Andrew H.
1st Kid - Mateo H.

 Check out this really great video courtesy of Busta Photo.

 

 And this video showing the first-person experience, courtesy of Evan

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cranksgiving 2013 coming November 16th!


It's back! Cranksgiving Miami returns for its fifth installment come Saturday, November 16th 2013.

For the past four years the Cranksgiving Miami food drive alleycat race & ride has helped collect non-perishable goods for those in need during the holiday season. To those unfamiliar with Cranksgiving, it's basically a food scavenger hunt on bicycles with all the goods collected being donated to Camillus House at the end of the race.

Details:
Participants will be asked to register at a table and will then receive a map/manifest before the start of the race. The map and/or manifest will have designated grocery store locations marked and a shopping list. Riders are to go to the grocery store checkpoints and buy the non-perishable food items from the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 you need to bring go towards the purchase food items. The first participant to get to the finish after visiting all the checkpoints & purchasing all the items from the list wins!  Cranksgiving is lots of fun and for a great cause, it also helps shine a positive light on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store ($10 total), it is required to keep all your receipts.

The race is approximately 10 - 17 miles depending on whether you do the long or short route, speed will be an obvious factor. However, knowing your way around the city & the aisles of a supermarket can be advantageous.

*Racing is not required, you can simply participate by riding with a group and visiting the checkpoints at your own pace. We want to make sure everyone is included, all bikes are welcomed. Please keep in mind that the cause is what's most important.

It's okay for those who wish to ride but not necessarily race. We will also have prizes for the most charitable participants. If speed is not your thing you can ride the event as a scavenger hunt instead of a race. Last year over 170 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very appreciative about Cranksgiving. This year we're hoping to appeal to more riders, thus collecting more items for those in need!

We have a lot of cool prizes and giveaways courtesy of our sponsors. Stay tuned for more event details.

RSVP on Facebook and share event with friends.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cranksgiving 2012 Recap & Photos



Photo by Nancy Rose

We had a great time at the 4th annual Cranksgiving Bicycle Food Drive Alleycat Race yesterday afternoon, 170 registered cyclists rode and collected approximately $2,000 worth of non-perishable items for the Camillus House. Special thanks to Gary Medenhall, Adam (The Filling Station), James, Jeremy, and to everyone who participated in this worthy cause. Also, to Om Nom Nom Cookies for the delicious post-race treats. Hope to see you everyone again next year!

Here's a photo slideshow from the event:



Over 150 more photos available here courtesy of Greg Siegler. And 50 more great shots here by Nancy Rose.

Top 5

1st - Giancarlo Bianchi*
2nd - Alexander Gil (1st Fixed)*
3rd - Amy Plotkin (1st Female)
4th - Laura Parsons (2nd Female)
5th - Eric Zugor (2nd Fixed)

1st Out Of Towner - TIII (West Palm Beach)
1st MTB - Hugo Chilo

Most Charitable - Aleric Constantine and John Voss

Below is a list of all 170 participants in the order in which they registered:

Austin S
Phillip T (Fort Lauderdale)
Adolfo B
Anwar R (Fort Lauderdale)
Lou R (West Palm Beach)
Cameron E (Jupiter)
Wild Bill (Fort Lauderdale)
Stu N (Fort Lauderdale)
Nate L (West Palm Beach)
Shannon L (West Palm Beach)
Eric H (Cocoa Beach)
TIII (West Palm Beach)
Jason F (West Palm Beach)
Chris M (Lake Worth)
Matthew M
Edgar M
Julien G
Renee S
Carlos M
Robert N
Aleric C
Corey L (West Palm Beach)
Lee L (West Palm Beach)
Ann Marie P
Natalie G
Ivan G
Eli G
Mike L
Amy P
Laura P
Dianna H
Nicolas H
Rolando H
Edgar M
Matthew M
Brendan G (Palm Bay)
Dustin F (Tallahassee)
Max K
Anthony C
Maria G
Daniel S
Tulio S
Mary B
Micheal O
Donna S
Greg S
Bruce K
Shannen H
Ian F
Yulen A
Veronica D
Alexandra D
Alicia P
Eric G
Noemi M
Chris M
Christina V
Tommy H
Vanessa D
Giancarlo B
Alexander G
David G
Bruno R
Paloma S (Hollywood)
Adela S
Craig C
Maurice W
Flavia S
Jason B (Fort Lauderdale)
Juan M (Fort Lauderdale)
John V
Alain M
Elio D
Andre P (Fort Lauderdale)
Yari N
Ilan N
Emily N
Kristofer C
Naval M
Ascanio M
Eileen R
Rebecca G
Angelica S
Star R (Pembroke Pines)
Lian O
Rob R
Jean H (Hallandale)
Laurel F (Dania Beach)
Judy B (Pembroke Pines)
Hannah B (Pembroke Pines)
Zachary B (Pembroke Pines)
Paul B (Pembroke Pines)
Jonathan B (Pembroke Pines)
Noah B (Pembroke Pines)
Jovanni V
Johan V (West Palm Beach)
Live V
Vera A
Felix H
Josh L
Adam G (Fort Lauderdale)
Wendy W
Caroline O
Debra G
Hugo C
Javier C
Damarys H
Oliver L
Annette O
Laz D
Lymari R
Adrianna G
Jovanny B
Chris H
Nancy S (Naples)
Eddy Z
Allan K
Jay R (Tampa)
Georgia B
Jorge J
Nina T
Lenny C
Nory A
Andres B
Paul P (Fort Lauderdale)
Angie I (Fort Lauderdale)
Anna L
Teresa C
Carl C
Julio L
Gianfranco B
Kariana M
Diego V
Andy N
Frank K
Barbara M
Jeff C
Rosemary S
Marco R
Ariel G
Eric Z
Andres T
Nicole B (Fort Lauderdale)
Ben S (Fort Lauderdale)
Mari C
Doug P
Maxwell K
Janelly P
Steven H
Dario G
Marjanne K
Jonelle D
Tamara W
Andrew H
Mateo H
Jake G
Ivan A
Joan D
Ashely J
Eddy G
Angel P
Lorena R
Jim J
Alan C
Melissa K
Kathia L
Jay C (Fort Lauderdale)


Thanks to all of this year's sponsors for the support!

Ass SaversBike TechBike WerxChromeClif Bar & Company, The Filing Station, Fyxation, Grolsch, KnogMack Cycle & FitnessMagic City Bicycle CollectiveMIA FixedThe Miami Bike SceneOm Nom Nom CookiesOrigin-8, Red Bull, Vita Coco

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cranksgiving 2012 coming November 17th!


It's back! Cranksgiving Miami returns for its fourth installment come Saturday, November 17th 2012.

For the past three years the Cranksgiving Miami food drive alleycat race & ride has helped collect non-perishable goods for those in need during the holiday season. To those unfamiliar with Cranksgiving, it's basically a food scavenger hunt on bicycles with all the goods collected being donated to Camillus House at the end of the race.

Details:
Participants will be asked to register at a table and will then receive a map/manifest before the start of the race. The map and/or manifest will have designated grocery store locations marked and a shopping list. Riders are to go to the grocery store checkpoints and buy the non-perishable food items from the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 you need to bring go towards the purchase food items. The first participant to get to the finish after visiting all the checkpoints & purchasing all the items from the list wins!  Cranksgiving is lots of fun and for a great cause, it also helps shine a positive light on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store ($10 total), it is required to keep all your receipts.

The race is approximately 10 - 17 miles depending on whether you do the long or short route, speed will be an obvious factor. However, knowing your way around the city & the aisles of a supermarket can be advantageous.

*Racing is not required, you can simply participate by riding with a group and visiting the checkpoints at your own pace. We want to make sure everyone is included, all bikes are welcomed. Please keep in mind that the cause is what's most important.

It's okay for those who wish to ride but not necessarily race. We will also have prizes for the most charitable participants. If speed is not your thing you can ride the event as a scavenger hunt instead of a race. Last year over 125 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very appreciative about Cranksgiving. This year we're hoping to appeal to more riders, thus collecting more items for those in need!

We have a lot of cool prizes and giveaways courtesy of our sponsors. Stay tuned for more event details plus info on the official The Miami Bike Scene 5-Year Anniversary after party!

RSVP on Facebook and share event with friends.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cranksgiving 2011 Recap : Photos & Video

Excellent turn out for the 3rd annual Cranksgiving on Saturday, we had a total of 131 registered riders. The Camillus House was very pleased with our efforts and by the amount of non-perishable items we collected on bicycle. Thanks to Gary Medenhall, Eddy Stevens, all the sponsors and most of all to everyone who participated in this worthy cause.

The race started at 3:20pm and the top riders finished at approximately 4:27pm. Total distance was 17 miles and required stopping at five grocery store check points. Prizes and giveaways were distributed at Government Center and limited spoke cards were issued to those who dropped off their items at the Camillus House. After the event a group of us headed over to The Filling Station for food & drinks. Once again thanks to everyone involved and hope to see you all next year.



Top 5

1st - Giancarlo Bianchi
2nd - Michael Lum (1st Fixed)
3rd - Amy Plotkin (1st Female)
4th - Alexander G
5th - Jorge J

1st Out Of Towner - TIII (West Palm Beach)

Most Charitable - Ray Strack, Scott Sassin and a female rider who's name I don't recall.


Here's a short video from the Le Mans start of the race and the ride over to Camillus House to drop off donations.




Below is a list of all 131 participants in the order in which they registered:

Robert N
Diego P
Tina T
Eric B
Craig N
Dru N
Eric M
Alex R
Vilma C
Jerri H
Mauro C
Cason B
Jerry P
Ryan O
Jorge L
Steven D
Maria M
Luis R
Alexander J
Ray Z
Rick Q
Mara S
Jolyan L
Andrew F
Max K
Ricardo M
Ivan C
Matty P
Stu N (Ft. Lauderdale)
Jessica L
Brett P
Felix H
Mitch M
Scott S
Romano W
Ian K
Raphael C (California)
Orlando A
Amy P
Jonathan S
Adrian E
Kevin C (Orlando)
Randy R (North Carolina)
John H
Erika C
Carol C
Jim C
Corey L (West Palm Beach)
Will G
Melissa K
Kathia L
Angel P
Cynathia M
Eddie G
Rosie M
Jim J
Allan C
Jeanette S
Lee L (West Palm Beach)
Zaida G
Jan M
TIII (West Palm Beach)
Carlos U
Francis G
Joe S (West Palm Beach)
Shari B (West Palm Beach)
Stephanie R
Ray S (Ft. Lauderdale)
Chris H
Colin W
Joseph M
Lissette L
Mario C
Anthony N
Phi T
Ruben D
Jenny A
Maria A
Mari A
Brandon K
Judy (Pembroke Pines)
Paul (Pembroke Pines)
Flav
Chris C
Pablo R
Hilary B
Chakira S
Greg S
Marco R
Kate S
Michael L
Bara A
Rachel L
Charlie W
Jaime S
Martin A
Tamara W
Giancarlo B
Mike C
Alexander G
Dieter B
Meaghan N
Andrea R
Vivian M
Ernest R
Jean H
Miguel M
Luke D
Erika T
Trina C
Ivan A
Branca A
Lucas S
Lauren E
Nick M
Craig C
Jovanni V
Analys C
Dyann A
Andrew H
Mari C
Edwin C
Silvana R
Daniel S
George J
Eddy S
Ralph W
Tom P
Grant P
Nicole N
Tremaine M

Thanks to all of this year's sponsors:



Bike Werx
Chrome
Clif Bar & Company
Knog
Mack Cycle & Fitness
MIA Fixed
The Miami Bike Scene
OMBU LifeStyle Shoes
Origin-8
Red Bull
Sun Cycling Center
The Filling Station
Urban Velo

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cranksgiving 2011 coming November 19th!






It's back! Cranksgiving Miami returns for its third installment come Saturday, November 19th 2011.

Racing is not required, you can simply participate at your leisure if you desire. We want to include everyone, what's most important is the cause.

For the past two years the Miami Cranksgiving food drive alleycat race has been a huge success. This year we're hoping to make it greater thus helping to collect more non-perishable goods for those in need during the holiday season.

Mark your calendars:

Cranksgiving Food Drive Alleycat Race 2011
Saturday, November 19th
2:00pm signup, 2:30pm start

Government Center (by the Orange Peels)
150 NW First Street
Miami, FL. 33130

Participants will receive a map at the start of the race with grocery stores locations & a shopping list (manifest). Riders will go to 5 grocery store checkpoints and buy non-perishable food items from the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 goes to purchase the items. All collected goods will be donated to Camillus House at the end of the race. This is for a great cause and at the same time shines a positive spotlight on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store. You will be required to keep all receipts.

The race is tentatively 17 miles, speed is an obvious advantage but knowing your way around the city & the aisles of a supermarket can also help you significantly.

For those who wish to ride but not necessarily race it's okay. We will also have prizes for the most charitable participants. If speed is not your thing you can ride the event as a scavenger hunt instead of a race. Last year 100 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very thankful about the event. Hope to see you there this year, all bikes welcomed.

RSVP on Facebook.

I'm still looking for sponsors, if you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact rydel@miafixed.com.











Monday, November 22, 2010

Cranksgiving 2010 : Recap

Excellent turnout Saturday afternoon, we had 107 registered cyclists at the 2nd annual Cranksgiving Miami. We collected and donated an estimated $1000 in non-perishable food items to the Camillus House. Great ride for a worthy cause!

The 1st place racer came in 70 minutes after the start and won the coveted Chrome jersey, the only one in South Florida. Total distance was 17 miles and required stopping at five grocery store check points. Prizes and giveaways were distributed at Government Center and limited spoke cards were issued only to those who dropped off their items at the Camillus House after the race. The Miami Herald was there to cover the event, you can read the article here.


Below are over 100 photos from the event:



Top 5

1st - Jonathan S.
2nd- Ferny H. (1st Fixed)
3rd - Mike C.
4th - Kayd M.
5th - Jorge J.

1st Female - Stephanie R. (8th overall!)
1st MTB - Todorbalchev B.
1st Out Of Towner - TIII from WPB
Most Charitable - Patrick L., Eric T. & Greg K.
DFL (Dead F#cking Last) - Glen S.


Special thanks to Gary Medenhall, Fabian, Gabe, Dario (for the table), Emerge (cookies) and everyone who participated.

I can't forget to thank all of this year's sponsors for their contributions:
BAR, Bike Werx, Clif Bar & Company, Chrome, COG Magazine, Fydelity, Fyxation, Headset Clothing, Knog, MIA Fixed, The Miami Bike Scene, Origin-8, The Scoot, Skate & Bike Co., and Urban Velo


Here's a brief video with footage from the start and finish of the race:




Below is a list of the 107 participants in the order in which they registered:

Chris C
Stephanie R
Ricco I
TIII (WPB)
T-Fork (WPB)
Flavio
Brian M
Greg K (Hollywood)
Camilo P
Jim S
Hector S
Brad M (Tampa)
Trevor M (Tampa)
Amy M (Tampa)
Todorbalchev B
Mike C
Kayd M
Jeff C
Frank G
Johan M
Greg S
Nad N
Barbara M
Ulises M
Ian F
Alex R
Ray Z (FTL)
Rock S (FTL)
Adri Z (FTL)
Adam S
Leah W
Robert N
Morgan R (FTL)
Scott S
Eric M
Likrish M
Annette L
Miryam R
Andrew & Mateo H
Kevin K
Kathryn M
Alex L
Jack K
Chris H
Jonathan S
Eric T (Tampa)
Ashley B
Omar R
Miguel M
Jessica C
Jaime S
Jorge J
Rocki C
David C
Danny G
Diego M
Clinton H (Tampa)
Nick M
JohnPaul F
Farris
Lawrence L
Dania O
Michelle R
Ferny H
Lauren B
Diego P
Stella H
Felix M
Angel P
Eddy G
Tamara W
Glen S (Miramar)
Rene Q
Alex B
Austin A
Amanda B (FTL)
Jersey
Julian V
Nicholas S
Craig S (Pembroke Pines)
Karol F
David R
Luis M
Elizabeth D
Carlos D
Deborah W
Patrick L
Jennifer M
Christopher L
Rene S
Richard B
Hilda V
Andrew F
Jessica Y
Eric O
Harry B
Rosy M
Ivan A
Mauricio M
Eddy S
Tami G
Ralph W
Adela S
Palomas S
Allen L
Andrea C
Heidi M

Once again, thanks and hope to see you next year!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Time Has Come!



Cranksgiving Miami, the day a lot of you have been patiently awaiting is finally upon us. It goes down this Saturday, November 20th in Downtown. Don't forget to bring a bicycle, $10, a lock, and a bag or basket to carry the items. We will be meeting on the SW corner of Government Center by the Orange Peels at 2pm, please do not be late.



Registration:
The first 50 to register will receive the November Issue of Urban Velo. Also, Clif Bar has supplied us with Clif Shot Bloks for all participants. Gary Medenhall has been generous enough to bring Gatorade for participants again this year, he will be helping me with registration, prize distribution, etc. If you have any questions about the event come and ask us at the registration table.

Rules & Prizes:
Participants will have two options: The fast cyclists racing the alleycat will have to go to all 5 checkpoints (17mi) and will be eligible for all the prizes. If speed is not your forte then you are encouraged to ride Cranksgiving in a scavenger hunt fashion and will only be required to hit up 4 of the 5 checkpoints, these cyclists will only be eligible for the "Most Charitable" prize. Last year everyone had fun whether racing or riding at a moderate pace. What's most important is that we collectively gather food items for those in need this Thanksgiving, let's show South Florida that cyclists can come together and make a positive difference.

We will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st Fixed Gear, 1st Female, 1st MTB, 1st Out-Of-Towner, DFL, and Most Charitable.

We will also have extra prizes & giveaways for a few lucky riders. Over 275 have RSVP'd on Facebook, I'm hoping about 100-150 will actually show up. I want to remind everyone that this is a charity race, ride safe and be courteous to others. Local forecast are predicting amicable weather so I'm excited to see everyone out there tomorrow. Remember to arrive by 2pm so we can get registration rolling. All bicycles are welcomed. Helmets encouraged.



Once the race is finished and everyone is accounted for we will issue prizes to the winners and raffle off a few extra items. We will then ride a few blocks north to the Camillus House to donate all the non-perishable items collected. Limited Cranksgiving spoke cards will be issued to participants once they drop-off their items.

After the drop-off at Camillus House we will lead a group ride a few blocks south to The Filling Station for food & drinks.


Thanks to all of this year's sponsors and remember to support those who support us.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cranksgiving 2010 coming November 20th!



It's back!

Last year's 1st annual Miami Cranksgiving food drive alleycat race was a huge success. This year we hope to make it greater thus helping to collect more non-perishable goods for those in need this holiday season.

Mark your calendars:

Cranksgiving Food Drive Alleycat Race 2010
Saturday, November 20th
2:00pm signup, 2:30pm start

Government Center (by the Orange Peels)
150 NW First Street
Miami, FL. 33130

Participants will receive a map at the start of the race with grocery stores locations & a shopping list (manifest). Riders will go to 5 grocery store checkpoints and buy non-perishable food items from the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 goes to purchase the items. All collected goods will be donated to Camillus House at the end of the race. This is for a great cause and at the same time shines a positive spotlight on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store. You will be required to keep all receipts.

The race is tentatively 17 miles, speed is an obvious advantage but knowing your way around the city & the aisles of a supermarket can also help you significantly.

For those who prefer not to ride really fast it's okay. There will also be prizes for most charitable. If speed is not your thing you can ride the event as a scavenger hunt instead of a race. Last year 100 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very thankful about the event. Hope to see you there this year, all bikes welcomed.

RSVP on Facebook.



Sponsors:



BAR
Bike Werx
Clif Bar & Company
Chrome
COG Magazine
Fydelity
Fyxation
Headset Clothing
Knog
MIA Fixed
The Miami Bike Scene
Origin-8
Pikey Bags
The Scoot, Skate & Bike Co.
Urban Velo


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Below is just one of the great prizes lined up for this years race. A limited edition Chrome cycling jersey, not available in stores!



Monday, November 23, 2009

Cranksgiving : Photos + Videos

Here's a short clip from the Le Mans start at Cranksgiving Saturday afternoon.





Some footage of the ride to Camillus House from Government Center after Cranksgiving to donate collected non-perishables.



Some photos courtesy of Camillus House can be found here.


Photos below by Charles Marten.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cranksgiving : Recap + Photos

Excellent turnout this afternoon with just over 100 cyclists at the first annual Miami Cranksgiving. We collected a lot of food for those in need this holiday season. Below is a brief breakdown of the winners though it's safe to say we're all winners today!


1st - Ariel M. (Time 1:05)
2nd- Kayd M. (Time 1:10)
3rd - Stephan I. (Time 1:13) <-- technically 4th, 2nd Fixed
1st Fixed - Marty R. (3rd overall) (Time 1:10)
2nd Fixed - Chris Camargo (5th overall) <-- technically 3rd Fixed
1st Out Of Towner - TIII from WPB (7th overall)
1st Female - Jen Whalen (12th overall)
1st MTB - Prem B. (14th overall)
2nd Female - Belinda R. (15th overall)
Most Charitable - Tom Blazejack
DFL (Dead F#cking Last) - Ivan N.

The winners all received some prizes & bonus prizes were also given out to random people at the end. We asked a few Thanksgiving trivia questions and tossed out some bike swag into the crowd. Thanks to all the sponsors for contributing to this race.

Special thanks to Tony Blazejack & Gary Medenhall whom without them this would not be possible. Also to three off & on volunteers we had at the race! Your help was greatly appreciated! (Big Ed, Vin, Arthur)

Here's a few photos from before & after the event.




Below is a list of the the participants In the order that they registered. (missed a few, sorry)

Diego M
Danny G
Chris C
Charles M
TIII
Lorelai
Useless Derek
Patty H
Omar L
Billy M
Andres T
Daus S
Ricardo M
Lissette L
Ivan N
Marty R
Lawrence L
Ralph A
Lisa J
Karen R
Jorge R
Justin B
Prem B
Belinda R
Mike P
Mike C
Alex G
Andrew C
Mike M
Brian T
Loveland
Erik S
Harry B
John C
Anne V
Stephanie S
Nicci R
Anthony N
Fabian G
Martin A
Anthea P
Fernando H
Eddy G
Cristian M
Didi V
Kris H
Mariana
Jordan M
Tom B
Kayd M
Liz W
Billy H
Melissa S
Devin R
Andrew K
James R
Jason L
Lidia N
Randall M
Adam S
Leah W
Philip C
Jen W
Ariel M
German M
Jeff C
Bryan M
Angel P
Morgan R
Ralfael A
Jess B
Dario G
Geo V
Marlon G
Olga C
Raul B
Ken D
Bear
Kathy J
Eddy S
Ralph W
Chris D
Gisely K
Juan L
Dieter B
Stephan I
David M
Justin P
Jack S
Johan R
Jorge J
Nina T
Oscar R
Maria R
Megan P
Benny P


Here's a panoramic photo from outside Camillus House


Photo by Charles Martens

More detail, photos & video later. Must go drink beers!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Cranksgiving Last Minute Info!

Here are some very important details concerning Cranksgiving tomorrow.

Participants need to be at Government Center at 2pm. Do not show up late.
Bring $10, a bicycle, and a bag or basket to carry the items.
All bicycles are welcomed. Helmets encouraged.

We will not meet near the escalators/Metromover like we usually do for Friday Critical Mass. Instead we will meet a few yards west by "the orange peels" near the corner of NW 2nd Ave/1st St. We're doing this to be out of the way of pedestrians/public transit commuters & to avoid religious zealots.



Participants will have two options. The fast cyclists actually racing will go to all 5 checkpoints (17mi) and will be competing for all the prizes. The slower people will have to hit up just 3 checkpoints, these cyclists will only be competing for "Most Charitable".

More details will be given out at the race.. I cannot stress enough to be there by 2pm

We will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st Fixed Gear, 1st Female, 1st MTB, 1st Out Of Towner, DFL, and Most Charitable.

Gary Mendenhall who has been helping Tony Blazejack and I with the race will be providing homemade oatmeal cookies & Gatorade to participants. O.N.E. Drinks will also be there at the finish of the race giving cyclists drinks.

Once the race is finished and everyone is accounted for we will issue prizes to the winners and possibly raffle off a few extra items. We will then ride a few blocks north to the Camillus House to donate all the non-perishable items collected.

Remember this is a charity race. Ride safe & be courteous.
Excited to see everyone out there tomorrow.

Government Center
101 NW First St
Miami, FL. 33130


Cinelli (Sponsor)



Unicanitor saddle, cycling hat & stickers courtesy of Cinelli!

Keirin Cycles (Sponsor)



Set of Halo Twin Rail tires & Origin8 tubes courtesy of Keirin Cycles in Miami Beach!

Elite Cycling & Fitness (Sponsor)


(not actual certificate)

$100 gift certificate courtesy of Elite Cycling & Fitness in Pinecrest!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Origin8 (Sponsor)



Mustache handlebars, urban risers, track pedals, clips & a few pairs of leather straps courtesy of Origin8!

Pikey Bags (Sponsor)





Awesome handmade messenger bag with mesh/padding on the back courtesy of Pikey Bags!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Shadow Conspiracy & Subrosa (Sponsor)



Assortment of grips, hats & Interlock v2 chains courtesy of The Shadow Conspiracy & Subrosa!

Knog (Sponsor)



T-shirt, bicycle lights & cycling hats courtesy of innovative Australian brand Knog!

Headset Clothing (Sponsor)



Cycling hats handcrafted with reclaimed and salvaged fabric courtesy of Headset Clothing!