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McClinchy Mile Camano Climb

McClinchy Mile Camano Climb Bike Ride

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292

Online registration is closed. You can sign up at the ride using your smart phone and credit card.

Late Registration 

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.

2023 McClinchy Routes

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.

  • 103 mile Century Route. Start training now for this very challenging, very beautiful ride comprised of three distinct loops. First head north and enjoy a food stop at historic Bonhoeffer Gardens. Next you'll ride the entire perimeter of Camano Island. Finish with the flat and fast Stanwood Farms Route. Elevation gain: 5,269 feet.
  • 65 mile Metric Century Route. Combine the Camano Perimeter and Stanwood Farm routes for a real test of your legs. 3 food stops. Elevation gain: 3,200 feet. 
  • 50 mile Camano Perimeter Route. Very challenging, but worth it! 2 rest stops to keep you fueled as you enjoy the water views, trees and beach houses. 
  • 35 mile Camano Route. Hilly with beautiful views of mountains and Sound. Rest stop at Cama Beach State Park. Elevation gain: 2,229 feet.
  • 15 mile Stanwood Farms RouteSay "hi" to the cows on this scenic, mostly flat ride. Route is on quiet back roads, but includes a few miles on a rural highway. Elevation gain: 349 feet.

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.

Rest Stops & Support

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.

Food Stop Locations

  • 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 "mini-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 your choice of tacos (steak, chicken or Soyrizo vegetarian) with a side - included in your ride fee. Buy your own local beer or cider. 

Advanced Registration Recommended

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:

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 @ (no spaces).

E-Bikes Welcome

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. 

COVID Considerations

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.

About the McClinchy Mile

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.

Event Sponsors 

Arlington VeloSport


Camano Island Chamber of Commerce

Scenic Snohomish County & Camano Island

B.I.K.E.S. Club is a members-based club. You must be a member to join us on our rides and tours. Our dues are low and are a real bargain. Won't you join us?

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McClinchy Mile - the premier North Sound cycling event!

B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County
 PO Box 5242

Everett, WA, 98206


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