Our bike club’s annual New Year’s day get-together. We met at our host’s house where we ate and socialized before going on a short ride. Lots of great food. I made butternut squash soup.
Happy New Year!
Not our host’s house but a near-by university building.
Yesterday we held our 2nd annual Cranksgiving ride and food drive. Small turn-out but we got a fair amount of food to donate and I believe all who participated had fun. We gave out a prize for the first to return with food from all the stops. Also held random drawings for prizes. Our threesome only made 4 of the 5 stops before running out of time. Hmmm I wonder why? lol
Today I rode to the store and converted a monetary donation in to food.
Yesterday we attended our club”s first Be My VELOntine ride. We met up at for food and drink and deposited valentines and candy into decorated boxes we had attached to our bikes. We then rode to another bar where we emptied the contents of our boxes to see what we had gotten. It was a really fun time and everyone seemed to enjoy it.
Last Sunday Nova, myself and our Daughter hosted our city”s first Cranksgivng. If you”re not familiar, Cranksgiving is basically a bike ride and canned food drive. Each participant received a manifest which had a list of stores from where to purchase a non-perishable food item. You then ride at your own pace and route to hit as many of the stores on the manifest as can or care to and return by a set time. There wasn”t a big turnout probably due to being a first time event and being a little chilly and real windy. Everything went well other than one of the stores was closed for some odd reason. I think everyone enjoyed it and we”ll probably do it again next year. 15 of us participated and gathered over 60 food items which were donated to a local food bank. We provided a few prizes, and cookies after the ride and then went to a near-by brewery to celebrate our accomplishments. Hard to believe but I only took 1 photo all day and that was a Geocouch score. Here are a few photos that friends took.