Friday, October 30, 2009

A call to arms

OK, we're about two weeks out from Cranksgiving Omaha 2009. If you've been thinking about volunteering (or donating for that matter), it's time to step up.

Here's what we need:
Setup - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Event help - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or so (you get free food, just like the riders)
Cleanup - 3:30 p.m. to whenever we're done

You can help out with any or all of it. Or you can donate. Or you can help with food. Just send an email - bredemske at - to get started.

Thanks for helping out. Cranksgiving is nothing without the support of the community.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Around town now

The Cranksgiving donation cans are starting to pop up in bike shops around town. Both Bike Masters and the Trek Store have them. Just drop in a buck or two and watch it multiply into something great for the Food Bank.

Want a can at your establishment? Send an email (bredemske at and we'll get one to you, pronto.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Crank up the money machine

The online donation link is live here, and also to the right. Donations made via PayPal are quick, secure and convenient.

Remember: Cash goes a long way for the Food Bank. A $10 donation can buy around $100 worth of food.

On the donations screen, there is an option to "add special instructions." In that space, type CRANKSGIVING OMAHA, so we can add it to the tally.

Sponsor update: Twin Six, Ergon, Bike Masters and Midwest Cycling are on board. More to follow.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Out in the street

Look for these around town in the coming days. We'll have a second version out, too. If there's interest, we'll print up another batch for sale. All proceeds go to the Food Bank.