Last year with temperatures in the 60's, what secret ritual do you have planned to ensure similar weather?CJ: Maybe if we get everything done super last-minute like last year, everything will work out! Of course, we'll try to get everything done earlier, and it'll be 40 degrees out. Just our luck. Short answer: we're rollin' the dice.
Gary: Last minute planning seemed to be the trick. We're doing a lot more work ahead of schedule this year, but I'm sure we'll be rushing to do something last minute. Hopefully we'll be lucky again this year!
For people who want to ride instead of race is there a time limit to complete the route?
Gary: Last year we had a prize for most charitable and it was very well received (With the winner donating 10 Additional Items!). This year, we're trying to place more emphasis on prizes for charitability. 2-3 hours seems about right for time limit, but if you show up a few minutes after the limit with an entire thanksgiving feast, we might be able to work something out.
How many miles can participants expect to ride?
What are you doing this year to promote Cranksgiving Philadelphia?
Gary: Word of mouth is playing a pretty big role again this year. We made sure to set up promotional material (with the website www.CranksgivingPhilly.com and FaceBook event page) early to make sure we get the word out there. That, in combination with people who were excited about it last year, has already given us a good idea that about the potential increase in participants. We'll be amping up promotion the closer it gets to the event, so expect flyers, Facebook updates, tweets, highway billboards, skywriting... ok maybe not the last two... All in all, after last year, we're really excited to see what this year's event holds.