B.I.K.E.S. Club of
Snohomish County

McClinchy Mile Camano Climb

Sunday, April 26, 2020

McClinchy Mile Camano Climb Edition

The McClinchy Mile Camano Climb is still in the planning stages. Routes and rest stops will be similar to last year, only better! What we know for sure:

Bike loop options of approx. 33, 50, 68 or 100 miles, plus a free family ride.

So plan to ride a challenging metric or full century with us in 2020.

Plan Your Trip

Arlington is great for locals and tourists visiting Seattle NorthCountry. In addition to bicycling, Arlington has great thrift stores and public art downtown, breweries, distilleries, and Angel of the Winds Casino Resort nearby. There’s also hiking and mountain biking in Darrington.

The McClinchy Mile Camano Climb is just one of many reasons to plan a trip to visit the Stillaguamish Valley.

Scenic Food Stops

Stanwood  - a warm, indoor spot will welcome many riders two times. 

Cama Beach State Park - big trees, water views, a shelter and flush toilets, and even a beach walk for the adventurous (photo)

Tyee Grocery Mini-Stop - basic refueling on the south end of the island for century and Camano-only riders.  (photo)

Bonhoeffer Gardens - Century riders will enjoy this unique historic church site, glass art and botanical gardens

McClinchy Routes 2019

33 mile Stanwood Loop – starts and ends in Arlington. You'll enjoy friendly cows and Stillaguamish River views along scenic farm roads. The new route does have a few hills (964 feet of climbing), but less traffic. Stanwood Route Map.

35 or 50 mile Camano Climb Loop – starts and ends in Stanwood. Love hills and water views? This ride is for you. Food stop at Cama Beach State Park and discounts from many island merchants. Skip the south tip of the island for the shorter option. Camano Route Map.

68 mile Stanwood-Camano Loop – starts and ends in Arlington. Combines the Stanwood Loop with the best of Camano for a super-scenic and super-sized metric (plus) century. 68-Mile Route Map.

100 mile Camano Century – starts and ends in Arlington and includes Stanwood, Camano and a few miles in Skagit County for one continuous loop route. Lots of hills, little traffic and amazing views. Great goal if you want a challenging century (4,452 feet of climbing) or use it as a training ride for RAMROD or STP. Century Route Map.

Registration & Ride Information

Sign-up in advance to save money and guarantee your commemorative bandana.

Cost: $TBD

Register soon at active.com

Your ride registration includes:

  • Food stops every 15-20 miles
  • Post-ride burger in Arlington
  • Mechanical support at start
  • On-road SAG support in case you need a ride or bike pump
  • Well-marked routes and maps on Ride with GPS and paper
  • Commemorative bandana for first 275 riders

Day-of registration: Payment by cash or check is preferred, but we also accept Visa or Mastercard.

Club Member Discounts

$10 off pre-registration for current members of: B.I.K.E.S., Skagit, Mt. Baker, and Whidbey Island bicycle clubs through the North Puget Sound Bicycle Alliance. No club discount for day-of registration.

Weekend Activities

Free Family Ride April 28

Ride the quiet northern section of the paved Centennial Trail, any distance you want. We'll have snacks at the 1 mile and 4 mile turnaround spots.

Children get special McClinchy memorabilia.

North Sound Rides

Come north from Seattle (or south from Vancouver, B.C.) to enjoy these great bicycle rides:

All rides are sponsored by local bike clubs.

Day-of Ride Details

Arlington Start

Registration and sign-in open from 7 to 11 am for 33, 68 and 100 mile routes at Haller Park, 1100 West Ave., Arlington.

Stanwood Start

Register and sign in between 7 and 11 a.m. for the Camano-only 35 and 50 mile loops at Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st St NW, Stanwood.

Event Hours

Course opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. (no more official support, but we'll keep an eye out if you're still on the course). Food stop hours will be noted on maps.

Century riders must sign in before 8 a.m. in Arlington to have enough time to complete the route. We’ll have a separate line just for you!

Free parking lots and street parking are available near both registration locations. Carpooling is encouraged!

Post-ride Celebration

A fresh-grilled burger in Arlington is included with all registrations (veggie or meat option). If you ride a Camano Island only loop, you'll need to drive to Arlington for the celebration, or enjoy the many discounts offered by Camano merchants instead.

About the McClinchy Mile

McClinchy has been hosted by B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County since 1982. It is our major fundraiser, and proceeds go back into local bicycling. In addition to supporting our club, we give grants for bike-related projects such as Everett's Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop and helmets to go with bikes for low income kids served by Christmas House each December.

The Stanwood-Camano Kiwanis are hosting the Camano Island portion of this year’s event. The club uses event proceeds for a high school scholarship program. The Kiwanis have hosted the Camano Climb Bike Ride for 25 years.

How far is a McClinchy Mile? As far as you want to go on a beautiful spring day. The ride is named after a founding B.I.K.E.S. Club member, Stuart McClinchy, who died too young.

B.I.K.E.S. Club was founded in the 1970s and hosts recreational bike rides year-round for members. To learn more and attend your first ride for free, see our Rides page.

Event Sponsors 

Arlington VeloSport


Made possible in part by assistance from the City of Arlington Hotel-Motel Tax Fund

Camano Island merchants offering food & drink discounts

Scenic Snohomish County & Camano Island

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