McClinchy Mile Ride March 20, 2016
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:
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 or by mail:
Cost is $30 through March 12 and $35 on the day of the ride.
Helmets are required for safety. The course closes at 4 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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