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

Thank you for joining us at the 2016 McClinchy Mile Ride.  Hope to see you again next year! 

McClinchy Mile Ride March 20, 2016
Start 2016 with a scenic, well-supported ride in Arlington, Wash.
First 200 registrants get a reflective McClinchy backpack
Sign up online through Friday night.

B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County invites you to explore the rural roads and quiet trails north of Seattle. Start your season on our scenic, well-supported ride through the Stillaguamish River Valley.

How far is a McClinchy Mile? That’s up to you. All routes are on paved roads or trails and loop back to the starting point in Arlington. Choose from:

  • 34 miles to Stanwood, 767 feet of elevation - ie. FLAT!
  • 48 miles to Machias, 1,750 feet of elevation - rolling hills add up
  • 52 miles to Skagit County via a hilly 19-mile addition to the Stanwood loop - 1,470 feet of elevation gain total
  • 100 miles if you do Machias and Skagit loops.

Food stops on every route (including hot drinks!). Mechanical and vehicle SAG support on all routes.

Riders can register and start from 8 - 10 a.m. Sunday, March 20 at Haller Middle School, 600 E. First St., Arlington. 

Register in advance online. Mail-in registration is closed:

Cost is $35.

Helmets are required for safety. The course closes at 4 p.m.

McClinchy Mile Oso Strong logo

Self-Guided Saturday Rides

Did you miss last year's McClinchy memorial ride dedicated to the people and the communities affected by the Oso Landslide?

Self-Guided Saturday is your chance to support Stillaguamish Valley tourism.

Choose your own route, and visit local businesses for food, brews, and entertainment. It's all no-host, on your own adventure.

Ride Hwy. 530 from Arlington to Oso or Darrington (these are last year's maps - no official food stops or support in 2016).

Take the Centennial Trail - McClinchy only uses the portion from Machias to Getchell - there are plenty more miles north and south

Mt. bike or hike the Whitehorse Trail - about 6 miles are open out of Darrington.

Breweries, public art, a restaurant overlooking a horse arena, pioneer heritage and more! See the Stilly Valley page of the county tourism website.

Recumbent rider with Cascade mountains in the background

About McClinchy

McClinchy Mile supports recreational bicycling, advocacy, and bike-related local grants through B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County. We have hosted the ride for more than 30 years.  

The ride is named after a founding club member, Stuart McClinchy. It is always scheduled around St. Patrick's day. 

We never cancel due to conditions, but we have had snow, rain, and sometimes sunshine. It's the luck o' the Irish.

In 2016, we return to "McClinchy Classic" routes that we've hosted out of Arlington since 2005. Before that, McClinchy Mile events were based out of Monroe, Wash.

Commemorative backpack for the first 200 registered riders. Must be claimed by 4 p.m. March 20.

McClinchy Mile Supporters

     Arlington Velo Sport  

Whitehorse Trail riding.Accommodations near the ride start are located in Arlington and Marysville. In addition to trail riding and mountain biking, you can go shopping at the Seattle Outlet Mall, gaming at Tulalip Casino, or visit one of our waterfront communities. Learn more at snohomish.org

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