This year’s McClinchy Mile: Camano Climb Edition Bicycle Ride offers three new routes on Camano Island and an update to the classic Stanwood Barns route. Check-in and day-of registration for the event are 7-11 a.m., Sunday, April 28.
Register in advance to save at least $5 and get a commemorative bandana. Cost is $55 on the day of the event.
Check-in at Haller Park, in Arlington, to ride the 33, 68 or 100 mile routes. To ride the 35 or 50 mile routes on Camano Island, start at Stanwood Middle School.
Each loop has rest stops with food, sag support, and friendly volunteers. The finish line in Arlington includes a fresh-grilled burger, with beer available for purchase.
B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County president Rick Proctor of Everett had never ridden on Camano Island until preparing for this year’s ride. He describes the scenery on the low-traffic route as “spectacular —beaches, bays, mountains.”
There’s also a free family ride on April 27 in Arlington to get riders of all ages and ambitions out on the north end of the Centennial Trail.
B.I.K.E.S. Club and the Stanwood-Camano Kiwanis are hosting the McClinchy Mile: Camano Climb Edition. Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop in Everett is the family ride sponsor.
McClinchy Mile is the first of four bike events promoted by the North Puget Sound Bicycle Alliance, which includes B.I.K.E.S., the Mount Baker Bicycle Club, Skagit Bike Club, and the Whidbey Island Bike Club. Club members receive a $10 discount if they use a special code to register in advance.