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Area Cyclists put on Second Annual Scavenger Hunt to help Food Bank and Humane Society

Mason City, IA ñ October 26, 2010 – Cyclists organize a local event to coincide with a national movement to raise donations for food bank and Humane Society.

The word “Cranksgiving” has been synonymous with an exciting activity of raising awareness of need, and food items for food banks and pet shelters across the nation. A group of cyclists are putting on the second annual, local version of Cranksgiving to help benefit the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank and the Humane Society in Mason City.

The Mason City Cranksgiving event will take place on Sunday, November 7th at 1:00pm. Cyclists will meet at Lorados Bar and Grill on the Southbridge Plaza, aided by their bikes, a bag, and a bike lock.

The riders will be given a mystery shopping list that they will have to follow in buying selected items at different Mason City grocery stores. The riders will carry the items with them, and converge back at Lorados to see who accomplished the task the quickest. All items and cash donations will be given the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank and the Humane Society. Last years event raised over 700 pounds of food and $700 in cash donations.

Cranksgiving is considered a bike ride, food drive, and scavenger hunt all wrapped up in one great event. Cranksgiving is organized by the North Iowa Bicycle Underground.

The North Iowa Bicycle Underground is a group of cyclists working to bridge the gap between racing cyclist and the recreational cyclists to raise awareness of events and ideals. The event will go on regardless of foul weather. Anyone wishing to participate is welcome, and spectators are invited to come to Lorados and make any type of donation willing.

Eric Follmuth
North Iowa Bicycle Underground

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