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Cranksgiving Benefits Food Outreach

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Thanksgiving is a few weeks away but cranks-giving is this weekend.  Friday in Patrick’s people, Patrick Clark talks turkey with a man, a can and this bike ride for charity.

If you're driving around town Sunday and turkey trots by on a bicycle, you're not seeing things.

I'll be doing mechanical support in the turkey outfit.  So, if you get a flat tire, look for the turkey.

John Cozad will be cruising around cranksgiving in his turkey costume for the seventh annual bike ride, sponsored by Ameren, The Alpine Shop and Bikeworks to benefit Food Outreach.
The cycling starts at Shalfly Bottleworks in Maplewood.

Then there's three different routes, five ten, 25 miles.  What we ask people to do is go to various grocery stores on the routes and purchase canned goods for us.

Last year more than 7,500 food items were collected from colorful characters on this cycling circuit all to benefit food outreach.
They provide half a million meals a year to those who have cancer or living with HIV.

Clients can choose the kind of food.  They can make their own meal combination.  But what differentiates us from Meals On Wheels or food pantry’s is nutritional counseling with registered dieticians.

Anyone can climb on a bike and take part in the ride.

But don't forget, daylight savings ends Sunday.

Be sure to set your clocks back because it is 9 o'clock registration.  The bike ride will start at ten so we don't want people to start late so they will have to turn their clocks back.  Or they'll be in their pajamas.  Yeah, ha ha.

And there's nothing wrong with riding in your PJ's or a turkey costume...just not your birthday suit.

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