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Huntington to host bicycle race on Saturday for Food Bank

Nov. 14, 2012 @ 02:21 PM

HUNTINGTON  — Cranksgiving, which has bicyclists competing to collect food items during an alleycat style bike race, is in its third year in Huntington. There’s a noon start time Saturday (Nov. 17) at Jeff's Bike Shop, 740 6th Ave., Huntington.

There is no entry fee, but contestants should bring $15-20 to purchase food during the race. Prizes are generously donated by local business sponsors.

 All food goes to the Huntington Area Food Bank, http://hafb.org/

 This is a community-wide event, and non-cyclists or those who wish not to compete are encouraged to volunteer time, or donate additional food. This is a tough time of year for many, and the underprivileged feel it worst of all.

 For more info about Cranksgiving, email Joel Mullins at huntington.cranksgiving@gmail.com and find out more about the event online at www.cranksgiving.net:

Read about this and other cool bicycling events this weekend from Critical Mass to Kidical Mass in Friday’s Life section of The Herald-Dispatch.