Cyclists pedaled miles around northern Lancaster County Saturday morning during the seventh annual Cranksgiving, sponsored by Lititz Bike Works.
The event benefits the Ephrata Area Social Services by having riders purchase and donate nonperishable items along the 30-mile scenic route, stopping at three local grocery stores along the way.
An estimated 250 riders registered this year, including for the family fun ride, a 1-mile circuit around the Rock Lititz campus, stopping at Weiser’s Market.
“The goal here is to feed as many families as possible,” according to the event description.
There was no cost for riders to register in hopes that cyclists would spend their money at the grocery stores.
The trail began at Lititz Bike Works, next to Rock Lititz, and took riders northeast to Ephrata and looped back around near Kissel Hill and finished back at the bike shop.
A total of how much was donated was not immediately available Saturday evening.