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ABQ Cranksgiving

Bright red cheeks. Cool November. Bike racing, costumes and helping those in need. These are the ingredients in Albuquerque’s first annual ABQ Cranksgiving bike ride through the city. The ABQ Cranksgiving food drive and “alley cat”-type race happens on Sunday. The event has individuals (as well as teams of two to four), equipped with $15 and a knowledge of the city, racing to previously mapped out locations and collecting food for Joy Junction and the Roadrunner Food Bank. Participants will try to be the first rider(s) to the downtown finish line in addition to the one(s) with the most items checked off their shopping list. Cranksgiving, which is 9am to 2pm and begins at UNM’s Johnson Field, will kick off with the junior costume bike ride around the Nob Hill area. At the finish line, Tractor Brewing Company will host an awards party at their new location with food trucks and face painting on site. “ABQ Cranksgiving was born out of the idea of giving back to our community,” says ABQ Cranksgiving’s website. “We are building a team with the intent of gathering enough food to help feed the homeless and the hungry during the Thanksgiving holiday.” Participants will need $5 to register and $15 for food. For more information or to register, visit abqcranksgiving.net. UNM Johnson Field • Sun Nov 10 • 9am-2pm • $5 entry, $15 for food • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar