McClinchy Mile Oso Strong Ride March 15
This year’s McClinchy Mile Oso Strong Bicycle Ride on Sunday, March 15, 2015 is a memorial to the people and the communities affected by the Oso Landslide. Routes will start in Arlington and travel along the Stillaguamish River to Darrington.
Route options of 34 and 56 miles, most on State Route 530 with light traffic, plus a free family bike ride on the Centennial Trail.
Unique food stop at Rhodes River Ranch Restaurant in Oso, where you can enjoy Cowgirl biscuits & gravy or fresh cookies & coffee while overlooking an active horse arena. They'll have a lunch buffet ready for purchase. Second food stop at Darrington's Old School Park.
Five dollars from every registration will support development of the Whitehorse Trail through the Centennial Trail Coalition and Washington Bikes. Improving the trail through Oso is part of recovery efforts to promote tourism and economic development in the Darrington and Oso communities.
Additional event proceeds support B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County, which offers year-round rides and grants in our community.
BIKES Club of Snohomish County has hosted an early season event ride for more than 30 years. Last year's ride was one week prior to the landslide that killed 43 people and covered a section of Highway 530, cutting off Darrington's main lifeline.
Help commemorate the tragedy and support the communities.
Oso Strong coffee mugs to the first 200 registered riders. Registration fee increases $5 on March 10.
Register now at active.com
McClinchy Mile Bike Ride
WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 2015
WHERE: Haller Middle School
600 E. First St., Arlington, Wash.
COST: $30 through March 9
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