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Bikers ride to grocery stores collecting food for Cranksgiving

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Almost 1,000 bikers met at the Schlafly Tap Room in downtown St. Louis on Sunday morning. It was for the 12th annual Cranksgiving ride put on by St. Louis Bike Works (Bworks) and Food Outreach. (Credit: KMOV) Almost 1,000 bikers met at the Schlafly Tap Room in downtown St. Louis on Sunday morning. It was for the 12th annual Cranksgiving ride put on by St. Louis Bike Works (Bworks) and Food Outreach. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Almost 1,000 bikers met at the Schlafly Tap Room in downtown St. Louis on Sunday morning. It was for the 12th annual Cranksgiving ride put on by St. Louis Bike Works (Bworks) and Food Outreach. 

The bikers were riding for food for those in need this holiday season.

"We want to supply the food bank and help out with everybody that's hungry out there. We have enough so we're giving back," said participant Dave Brown.

Bikers of all ages followed routes that brought them to several grocery stores throughout the city to collect cans for Food Outreach.

"They'll enter the store, they'll buy their foods based on a list we'll have for them, then they'll drop it off right out front or they'll put it in their backpack and heft it all the way back to the end," said Wayne Brinkman, VP of Bworks and the event organizer. 

While these bikers give back, they are also having fun.

"That's what our team is all about. We do a good 8-9 fundraiser rides a year," said Brown. 

Food Outreach is a St. Louis-based organization that provides food for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS or undergoing cancer treatment. 

If you could not participate in Cranksgiving this year, but want to donate, canned food items can be dropped off at Bworks in Soulard until November 4.

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