Online registration is closed. You can sign up at the ride using your smart phone and credit card.
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.
Route options: 103, 65, 50, 35 or 15 miles.
Fresh food stops, SAG support and choice of gourmet tacos at a local brewpub after the ride are included in ride fee.
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 fresh fruit and food, water, restrooms, and friendly volunteers ready to provide other support. Arlington VeloSport will offer mechanical support in the morning at Stanwood Middle School. Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop volunteers will have tools and support at Cama Beach State Park.
SAG vehicles will be on the routes to assist with minor issues (flat tires, transport back to start). HAM radio volunteers are providing communication support between rest stops.
Advanced registration will be open through NOON April 29. Ride fee is $5 more on the day of the event. We encourage you to signup ahead of time.
When you signup in advance for the McClinchy Mile Camano Climb you get:
$5 off day-of 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
Access to download the event routes to your device ahead of time
Waiting to register on the day of the ride adds time and $5 to your check-in process. Day-of registration will require a smart phone and credit card to signup on our website. No cash or checks.
NOTE: Registration fees are Non-Refundable . You may transfer a registration by contacting us in advance. Email treasurer @ bikesclub.org (no spaces).
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).
Please stay home if you feel ill.
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.
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.
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 see our Calendar page.