Random Friday

Random Fridays. We all have them, those days where we do a little of this and a little of that. Today, we have a video, some events, and a song for you.

First comes a new edit from one of our riders on the FGFS SE Team, Gus Molina using some Chukkers.

GUS MOLINA KILLS from Michael Chacon on Vimeo.

The first event we're please to be a part of comes from our great mitten state over in Ann Arbor, Cranksgiving 2010. There has been a little hiccup on the start, it is NO LONGER at Veterans Parks, be sure to check out their website for the most up to date information. Here are a few details on the event:

  • When: 20 November 2010, 3 - 5 pm
  • Start/Finish: Food Gatherers (1 Carrot Way, off Dhu Varren between Pontiac Trail and Nixon, north Ann Arbor.

Cranksgiving, the annual race to benefit Food Gatherers of Washtenaw County, is a go! Starting and finishing at the Food Gatherer's Facility at 1 Carrot Way you've got two options to race:

  • Speed: Buy-in: $5 for Food Gatherers. Race to at least three different stores, buy at least one item off the Food Gatherers wish list. Fastest one back wins!
  • Bulk: No buy-in. You have two hours to make as many trips as you want to at least five different stores, buying items off the Food Gatherers wish list. Highest poundage wins!

Fund raising encouraged! Have family, friends or co-workers who can't make it to Cranksgiving? Raise money from them and use it to help your haul. There will be a special prize for most money gathered for the race.

Bring: Money to buy food, something to haul it in, and your bike. Ride safe: helmets and lights recommended; dress warmly and be visible.

Next is an event out on the west coast in San Francisco, the 5th Annual Supermarket Street Sweet on December 4th. The Street Sweep is an annual bike race that benefits the San Francisco Food Bank! For the past four years, hundreds of participants have zipped around the city to local supermarkets and brought back thousands of pounds of food to donate to this wonderful charity.

And finally, this weekend a few of us here at Velocity along with 18 of our friends, bringing the count to 22 riders are riding from Grand Rapids to Cadillac, MI tomorrow and returning Sunday, in total right around 200 miles. Named the inaugural Edmond Fitzgerald ride, honoring the 29 lost on November 10, 1975 in Lake Superior.

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