This spring century will test your legs - 1-mile of climbing in lots of short, steep hills. Feast your eyes on water and mountain views - while filling your stomach with tasty treats.
Fresh food stops, SAG support and gourmet appetizers at a local brewpub after the ride are included in ride fee.
Route options: 103, 65, 50, 35 or 15 miles.
Five route options from 103 to 15 miles.
When you signup early for the McClinchy Mile Camano Climb you get:
$10 off registration fees - B.I.K.E.S. Club members save an additional $10 (join the club!)
Motivation to train and prepare for a challenging ride
McClinchy pint glass for first 200 registrants - to better enjoy your post-ride food and beverages
B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County hosted the first McClinchy Mile Ride in 1982. The event supports the club and local causes, including Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop, Christmas House, Kiwanis high school scholarships and the Stanwood Food Bank.
Participants have five routes to choose from. As riders must share the road with vehicles, none of our routes are recommended for children under 16.
All routes start and end at Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st St NW. Parking is free. For your post-ride celebration, SAAL Brewing is just a few blocks away.
Our rest stops offer food, water, restrooms, and friendly volunteers ready to provide other support. Stops are timed to open and close based on riders starting between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. Do not start early or linger too long.
Stanwood Middle School - We'll have coffee and tea here during morning check-in. Then food for participants as you complete route loops.
Bonhoeffer Gardens - for century riders only, this stop has native plants, historic interpretive signs and of course snacks, water and porta-potties.
Cama Beach State Park - Big trees, water views, a shelter and flush toilets,. Visit the beach if you want an extra hill.
Walter Hutchison County Park - Refuel on the south end of the island for Camano Perimeter riders (50, 65, 103 miles).
SAAL Brewing - Food will be ready to serve (unlike 2022) and the company of fellow riders will again be grand. Indoor and outdoor seating options. Enjoy pork sliders or Soyrizo tacos with fries - included in your ride fee. Buy your own local beer or cider.
Pedal-assist e-bikes are allowed on B.I.K.E.S. Club events and rides. Those are known as "Class 1 and Class 3" e-bikes. Class 2 e-bikes with a throttle are not allowed.
Also, be aware that since Camano Island is hilly, and e-bikes are heavier, you may use a lot of battery, and run out of juice before you finish. Maybe bring an extra battery? Also, our SAG drivers may not be able to carry e-bikes on their vehicles, so have your own support person on call.
The McClinchy Mile Camano Climb will follow all public health guidelines in place at the time of the event. As a bike event, most of your time will be outside. At the start line, riders will check-in to get your bibs, but will not need to sign any additional waivers (that is done during registration).
We encourage all participants to be up to date on COVID vaccinations and to stay home if you feel ill.
The first McClinchy Mile was hosted by B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County Oct. 3 1982 out of Monroe, WA. The event moved north to Arlington in 2005. Camano Island became part of McClinchy in 2019.
Despite some years with snow, downpours and other discouragements, McClinchy Mile riders always persevered - until COVID. Organizers canceled the event in 2020 and did not plan a ride in 2021. We came back for our 40th anniversary in 2022.
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.
McClinchy 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 at Christmas House.
Stanwood-Camano Kiwanis help host the Camano Island portion of the event. The Kiwanis use event proceeds for a high school scholarship program. The Kiwanis hosted the Camano Climb Bike Ride for more than 25 years.
B.I.K.E.S. Club was founded in the 1970s and hosts recreational bike rides year-round for members. To learn more see our Calendar page.