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

McClinchy Mile: Camano Climb Edition

Sunday, April 28, 2019M

Start in Arlington or Stanwood, WAMcClinchy Mile Camano Climb Edition

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It’s “Island Time” for McClinchy Mile participants. Camano Island is just a bridge away from the mainland, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of typical bike rides and busy roads.

This year’s McClinchy Camano Climb Edition offers three new routes and an update to an old favorite.  Each loop has rest stops with food, sag support, and friendly volunteers. Finish line in Arlington includes a fresh-grilled burger.

McClinchy Mile is the first of four event rides promoted by the North Puget Sound Bicycle Alliance, which includes B.I.K.E.S., the Mount Baker Bicycle Club, Skagit Bike Club, and the Whidbey Island Bike Club. 

McClinchy Routes

33 mile Stanwood Loop – starts and ends in Arlington. Our flattest, easiest loop, with friendly cows and Stillaguamish River views along scenic farm roads. Route revised since 2018. Stanwood Route Map.

40 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: $45 ($50 after April 14; $55 day of ride)

Register now at active.com

Your ride registration includes:

  • Food stops every 15-20 miles
  • Post-ride burger at Rocket Alley in Arlington, with beer available for purchase
  • Mechanical support at start
  • On-road SAG support in case you need a ride or bike pump
  • Route maps on Ride with GPS, on paper and marked on road
  • Commemorative bandana for first 300 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 NPSBA discount for day-of registration.

Weekend Activities

Free Family Ride April 27

A special feature of this year’s event is a free family ride on Saturday, April 27. You'll head north from Arlington on the Centennial Trail - as far as your kids' legs can take them (up to 15 miles out and back to the Nakashima Barn). We'll have free snacks for all and McClinchy memorabilia for the little ones.

The goal is to give people a reason to stay overnight and visit other attractions in the Stillaguamish Valley. Arlington has great thrift stores and public art downtown, as well as breweries, distilleries, and Angel of the Winds Casino Resort nearby. There’s also hiking and mountain biking in Darrington.

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 that participate in the North Puget Sound Bicycle Alliance.

Day-of Ride Details

Arlington Start

Registration and sign-in open from 7 to 10 am for 33, 68 and 100 mile routes at Haller Park, 1100 West Ave., Arlington

Stanwood Start

Register and sign in between 8 and 10 a.m. for the Camano-only 40 and 50 mile loops at Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st St NW, Stanwood.

Event Hours

Course opens at 7 a.m. in Arlington, 8 a.m. in Stanwood. Event ends 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 by 4:30 p.m. We’ll have a separate line just for you!

Free parking lots and street parking are available at both registration locations, and also near the finish line at Rocket Alley Bar & Grill just off the Centennial Trail in Arlington. Carpooling is encouraged!

Food Stop Locations

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

Stanwood Middle School - a warm, well-lit interior lobby will welcome many riders two times (photo)

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. (They have great lunch options if you have time!)

Post-ride Celebration

A fresh-grilled burger at Rocket Alley Bar & Grill in downtown Arlington is included with all registrations (veggie or meat option). There's also beer available for purchase. Three of the four loops end at this location, right off the Centennial Trail. If you ride the 50-mile Camano Island only loop, you'll need to drive to Arlington 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

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