Announcing the sixth annual Cranksgiving Topeka race

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It’s time to give cranks! That’s right, it’s Cranksgiving time!

Topeka’s annual two-wheeled food drive is back for its sixth year at Burger Stand College Hill. Cyclists will have the chance to compete against each other in “Cranksgiving Classic,” or team up for a group event called The Haul.

The event hopes to raise more than 540 lbs of food — last year’s total — for the food bank at YWCA’s Center for Safety and Empowerment.

On Sunday, November 18th, registration starts at 1pm. Both the races, and The Haul start promptly at 1:30pm. Racers will have 90 minutes to complete their grocery list, and Haul riders will have two hours to fill up their bikes, bags, and boxes, and return back to Burger Stand.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the Cranksgiving race.

If you’d like to support the event, but choose not to compete, please consider a contribution to Bike Topeka. Funds received this month will go toward Cranksgiving.

Feel free to follow along on Facebook, and join us on the 18th!

That’s a wrap!

Lee Greaves, of the NoWear BMX Team, launches off the quarterpipe in front of the Capitol dome at Great Topeka Bike Fest on Sunday, September 30th. Photo by Josiah Engstrom, MotoVike Films.
Lee Greaves, of the NoWear BMX Team, launches off the quarterpipe in front of the Capitol dome at Great Topeka Bike Fest on Sunday, September 30th. Photo by Josiah Engstrom, MotoVike Films.

THANK YOU so much to all of the sponsors, supporters, committee members, volunteers, and visitors who made The Great Topeka Bike Fest a smashing success for 2018. We learned a lot through practice, and we hope to deliver an even better event experience next year.

In the meantime, check out our final event report, and stay tuned for more photos from the event.

Final report: web version

GTBF-Report-2018-web (1.5mb PDF)

Final report: print version with full resolution photos

GTBF-Report-2018 (15mb PDF)

Bike Fest Planning, Round Three

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Event permits are underway, maps are being drawn up, schedules are being created – this event is happening!

Let’s get together for our monthly hackathon to keep going on the event plan and continue to work out details.

Join us Saturday, March 24th, 9am-11am at Quincy Street Station, south boardroom (by the bike racks). Donuts and coffee will be provided!

Bike Fest: 2nd Planning Sesh

Join us on Saturday, February 24th, from 9am-11am at Quincy Street Station again to work on more details about this summer’s Great Topeka Bike Fest.

We’ll have proposed event schedules to decide on, and we’ll need to finalize the date. We have some group conflicts with Sept. 22nd, but Sept. 30th is a possibility.

How about a potluck this time! We’ll provide coffee, but sign up here if you’d like to bring something else: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sbBxP86_1Demo-RAfS3JHGnXB8r24TB4Iw9n1EgqDe0/edit?usp=sharing

Cyclovia Topeka 2018

How can we make Cyclovia even better this year?

Let’s get together for a planning meeting:
9am-12pm on Saturday, January 13th,
at the Quincy Street Station south boardroom (9th & Quincy downtown).

Coffee and snacks will be provided. If you plan to attend, RSVP here:

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