Give thanks for good Tampa fun on two wheels with Cranksgiving, an annual food drive and scavenger hunt that's been carving out a noble path through cities across the U.S.
It began in New York City in 1999, and today the Tampa's Cranksgiving takes a spin again for the less fortunate.
It's free to enter, but you will need at minimum $10 to buy the food items at each of the stops. The race will test creative thinking skills in gathering food items at each of the checkpoints. Bring a backpack or bag. Any damaged food items will not be accepted and will not count toward your finish.
Registration will start at 11:30 a.m. today at Cafe Hey, 1540 N. Franklin St., Tampa. Ride starts at 1 p.m., ending at the CL Space and courtyard. For the first time, a raffle will give away goodies, like a big Baileyworks bag, a PBR sleeping bag and a GoPro.
Raffle tickets cost $2 each, or three for $5, and all of the money raised will go directly to the Francis House in Seminole Heights. What's cool and unique about this prize drawing is that you can buy tickets for the prizes you like for a better chance to win what you want. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Francis House.
Sponsors include Creative Loafing Tampa, Ferman MINI Of Tampa Bay, Cycle Brewing, Famous Tate Appliance & Bedding Centers, Flying Fish Bikes, Vélo Champ, The Hub, Pin Chasers, The Refinery, Datz
Independent Bar and Cafe and Kahwa Coffee and several others. (Full list and more info here.)