Go on a community bike ride to help others on Sunday.

It's called Cranksgiving and it's basically a food drive on two wheels. Participants ride or race to a group of grocery stores to purchase specific items for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

All you need is a bike, about $15 to $20 (or whatever you are comfortable spending), a lock and the ability to ride. It's up to you if you want to race and go as fast as you can or if you want to take it slow and ride with family and friends. The event is open to all ages and abilities.

The total distance, if you choose to go to all of the grocery stores on the list, is 6.5 miles but you can decide how far you want to go.

Participants will start and finish the ride at the parking area of Sky Bar and Brooklyn Pizza on Fourth Avenue

Cranksgiving is a national event that happens around Thanksgiving. 

"We hosted a Cranksgiving last year and it is a national thing, but all events are independently organized," said Olin Marman, the event's organizer. "Food raised varies by year, we are just happy to have the event and whatever we raise is what we donate."

Ride your bike for a cause at Sunday's Cranksgiving UA Community Garden


What: Tucson Cranksgiving

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Meet in the Sky Bar/Brooklyn Pizza parking area, 536 N. 4th Ave.

Cost: There are no registration fees, but you'll need money to purchase food items.

Info: Click here for the FB event page

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson