The Saturday before Thanksgiving marked another Cranksgiving date in cities around the country, including here on the Emerald Coast. Cranksgiving, a charity bicycle event, started with a bike messenger in New York City in 1999. It’s pretty simple and lots of fun. You bike from store to store using a map, buy food for charity, stuff it in your backpack and bike back to the start line. The biker with the shortest time and the heaviest pack wins.