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B.I.K.E.S. Offers $5,000 in Local Grants 

Thanks to a successful McClinchy Mile event, BIKES Club of Snohomish County wants to again put its profits back into the community to support bicycling and safety.

BI..K.E.S. Club is offering up to $5,000 in grants for bike-related projects in Snohomish County. Past grants have supported bike helmets, bike racks, signage, educational materials for school libraries, bike maps, and other programs that support safe bicycling by kids or adults.

Grant applicants should be local nonprofits, service clubs, or government agencies. Individuals are not eligible. Organizations should provide a one-page letter describing:

  •  Your project and how it is related to supporting or encouraging safe bicycling
  • Project goal and measures, such as the number of people served
  • Your organization and contact information
  • Requested amount and overall project budget

Grant requests must be submitted by 5 p.m. Oct. 10 via email to president@bikesclub.org.

The grant program funded by the B.I.K.E.S. Club annual McClinchy Mile Bike Ride. Next year’s McClinchy Mile event is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, April 29 in Arlington.

B.I.K.E.S. Club was founded in the 1970s and hosts recreational bike rides year-round for members. To learn more and attend your first ride for free, see our Rides page. 

About McClinchy

The ride is named after a founding club member, Stuart McClinchy, who died too young.

For years the ride has been scheduled in March around St. Patrick's Day. Yes, it can be cold and wet then! If we are lucky (like the Irish), our new date in April will be warm and dry.

How far is a McClinchy Mile? As far as you want to go on a beautiful spring day. We always offer route options, and you can decide on the day of the ride what works for you.

The McClinchy Mile supports recreational bicycling, advocacy, and bike-related local grants through B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County.

Check out the latest and share the event with friends on our Facebook page.

McClinchy Mile Supporters

  Arlington Velo Sport
     Oso Ride to Remember Bike Ride

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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