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GObike Buffalo is sponsoring a “Cranksgiving” bike race-food drive on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Participants are asked to ride around the city to get items from a list of goods that will be donated to Food Not Bombs, a group that prepares and gives out food to the community.

Bicyclists are asked to gather at Lafayette Square at 1 p.m. Riders are asked to bring a bike, of course, as well as a lock, a helmet, a bag, and $10 to $15 to buy the food items on a list they will be given. They will be given options for where to purchase the items and must visit a mandatory number of stores.

The ride will end up at the GObike Community Workshop at 98 Colvin Avenue where a party begins at 3 p.m. Riders get entry into the party for free. Non-riders are asked to donate four non-perishable foot items or $5.

Organizers said the event will mark the first time Buffalo is participating in “Cranksgiving,” which was started in New York City in 1999. Buffalo will be among 33 cities participating this year.

Trophies will be awarded to the fastest single rider and teams as well as best bargain shopper.

For more information, go to gobikebuffalo.org.

mbecker@buffenws.com