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

McClinchy Mile Camano Climb Bike Ride

Sunday, April 30, 2023 in Stanwood, WA

Registration opens in January

Participant Information

See "Day of Ride Information" and the Maps & Navigation page.

2022 McClinchy Route Options

Participants have three routes to choose from. As riders must share the road with vehicles, none of our routes are recommended for children.

  • 15 mile Stanwood Farms Route. Say "hi" to the cows on this scenic, mostly flat ride. Route is on quiet back roads, but includes a few miles on a rural highway. Elevation gain: 349 feet.
  • 35 mile half-Camano Route. Hilly with beautiful views of mountains and Sound. Rest stop at Cama Beach State Park. Elevation gain: 2,229 feet. 
  • 50 mile Camano Perimeter Route. Very challenging, but worth it! 2 rest stops to keep you fueled as you enjoy the water views, trees and beach houses. Elevation gain: 2,946 feet. 
  • 65 mile 100k Metric Century Route. Combine the Camano and Stanwood routes for a real test of your legs. 3 food stops. Elevation gain: 3,200 feet. 

All routes start and end at Stanwood Middle School. For your post-ride celebration, SAAL Brewing is just a few blocks away.

Food Stops

Our rest stops offer food, water, restrooms, and friendly volunteers ready to provide other support. Stops are timed to open and close based on riders starting between 8 and 10:30 a.m. Do not start early or linger too long.

Stanwood Middle School - We'll have coffee and tea here during morning check-in. Then food for people who do the Stanwood loop (15 and 65 milers)

Cama Beach State Park - Big trees, water views, a shelter and flush toilets,. Visit the beach if you want an extra hill.

Walter Hutchison County Park - Refuel on the south end of the island for 50 and 65 mile loops.

SAAL Brewing - Enjoy pork sliders or Soyrizo tacos with fries after your ride. Buy your own local beer or cider. 

E-Bikes Welcome, but ...

Pedal-assist e-bikes are allowed on B.I.K.E.S. Club events and rides. Those are known as "Class 1 and Class 3" e-bikes. Class 2 e-bikes with a throttle are not allowed.

Also, be aware that since Camano Island is hilly, and e-bikes are heavier, you may use a lot of battery, and run out of juice before you finish. Maybe bring an extra battery? Also, our SAG drivers may not be able to carry e-bikes on their vehicles, so have your own support person on call. 

COVID Considerations

The McClinchy Mile Camano Climb will follow all public health guidelines in place at the time of the event. As a bike event, most of your time will be outside. At the start line, riders will check-in to get your bibs, but will not need to sign any additional waivers (that is done during registration).  

We encourage all participants to be up to date on COVID vaccinations and to stay home if you feel ill.

About the McClinchy Mile

The first McClinchy Mile was hosted by B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County Oct. 3 1982 out of Monroe, WA. The event moved north to Arlington in 2005. Camano Island became part of McClinchy in 2019. 

Despite some years with snow, downpours and other discouragements, McClinchy Mile riders always persevered - until COVID. Organizers canceled the event in 2020 and did not plan a ride in 2021. We are glad to be back for our 40th anniversary!

How far is a McClinchy Mile? As far as you want to go on a beautiful spring day. The ride is named after a founding B.I.K.E.S. Club member, Stuart McClinchy, who died too young.

McClinchy is our major fundraiser, and proceeds go back into local bicycling. In addition to supporting our club, we give grants for bike-related projects such as Everett's Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop and helmets to go with bikes for low income kids.

Stanwood-Camano Kiwanis help host the Camano Island portion of the event. The Kiwanis use event proceeds for a high school scholarship program. The Kiwanis hosted the Camano Climb Bike Ride for more than 25 years.

B.I.K.E.S. Club was founded in the 1970s and hosts recreational bike rides year-round for members. To learn more see our Calendar page.

Event Sponsors 

Arlington VeloSport


Camano Island Chamber of Commerce

Scenic Snohomish County & Camano Island

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