Oso Memorial Ride in 2015
This year’s McClinchy Mile Ride is a memorial to the people and the communities affected by the Oso Landslide. Routes will travel Highway 530 through the landslide zone to Darrington.
One week after last year’s McClinchy Mile Ride out of Arlington, the small town became the hub for international news crews covering the Oso Landslide just down the road.
A portion of event proceeds will support tourism and economic development in the area by supporting the Centennial Trail Coalition and the Whitehorse Trail.
The unpaved Whitehorse Trail is planned to connect Arlington with Darrington. It has been more blackberries than bikeable for many years, and a section of the trail corridor near Oso was wiped out by the landslide.
Individual bicyclists can support the communities of Oso and Darrington in two ways – first, ride with us for the McClinchy Mile on Saturday, March 14. Riding quietly through the slide area is a respectful way to commemorate the power of nature, the 43 victims, and the people who pulled together to search for them.
Second, stay overnight in the area and spend Sunday riding the beautiful, paved Centennial Trail and open sections of the Whitehorse Trail.
BIKES Club of Snohomish County has hosted an early season event ride for more than 30 years. This year’s ride will be unique.
McClinchy Mile Bike Ride
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2015
WHERE: Haller Middle School
600 East First St.
TIME: Ride start and same-day registration open 8-11am
Accommodations near the ride start are located in Arlington and Marysville. In addition to trail riding and mountain biking, you go go shopping at the Seattle Outlet Mall, gaming at Tulalip Casino, or visit one of our waterfront communities. Learn more at snohomish.org