Spring Power & Gas, an energy retailer providing electric and gas supply services to Maryland and New Jersey, is sponsoring Bikemore’s annual Cranksgiving event. Since 2012, Bikemore has worked towards being a force in biking for Baltimore. As a Baltimore-based advocacy organization, Bikemore’s goal is to increase and improve bicycle infrastructure, policies and awareness to create a safer and more livable cycling city. Their vision is for all people across diverse cultures, races, income levels and backgrounds to feel they can safely and confidently cycle through every part of Baltimore.
Started in 1999 in New York City, Cranksgiving has now grown into a global event that combines bike riding and giving back. This scavenger hunt/food drive sends teams of riders across the city to collect food items, which will then benefit Moveable Feast, an organization that cares for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life threatening illnesses.
The ride is free but teams are asked to carry a small amount of cash in order to purchase food items for donation. Last year was the first year Bikemore hosted Cranksgiving and this year they have currently doubled the amount of riders which will increase the impact and provide twice as much food for the people in need. They are hoping to gain more support and encourage people to get involved in this fun and meaningful event.
Spring Power & Gas believes in Bikemore’s mission. “We are proud to be able to support and partner with an organization that has had a consistent and profound impact on the Baltimore community. We look forward to building an ongoing partnership with Bikemore and admire their dedication to transportation solutions that have a positive effect on environment, community and infrastructure,” said Richard Booth, President of Retail Operations.