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McClinchy Mile: Camano Climb Edition
April 25 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 7:00 am on day last of April, repeating until April 30, 2023
The Camano Climb bicycle ride has been hosted by the Stanwood Camano Kiwanis for about 25 years. This year’s event has been incorporated into another longstanding bike event, the McClinchy Mile Bicycle Ride. The McClinchy Mile: Camano Climb Edition aims to introduce or re-aquaint people with the joys of biking on Camano Island.
Did you know Camano Island is:
-In the rain shadow = more sun, less rain. See the local weather forecast.
-Full of history, from Native American sites to the lumber yards and Ladies Aid of Utsalady Bay, to the family resort now Cama Beach State Park (where McClinchy riders have a rest stop)
-Hilly! Be prepared for a challenging ride that will feel harder than the miles suggest.
-Camano Island has a handful of retail establishments and businesses. Many of them have continued their past support of the Camano Climb by offering sponsorship and discounts to McClinchy Mile: Camano Climb Edition riders.
The main event offers bike loop options of 33, 50, 68 or 100 miles. There’s also a free family ride on Saturday to get riders of all ages and abilities out on the north end of the Centennial Trail.
Scenic Food Stops
Stanwood Middle School – a warm, well-lit interior lobby will welcome many riders two times
Cama Beach State Park – big trees, water views, a shelter and flush toilets, and even a beach walk for the adventurous (photo)
Tyee Grocery Mini-Stop – basic refueling on the south end of the island for century and Camano-only riders. (They have great lunch options if you have time!) (photo)
Bonhoeffer Gardens – Century riders will enjoy this unique historic church site, glass art and botanical gardens
33 mile Stanwood Loop – starts and ends in Arlington. You’ll enjoy friendly cows and Stillaguamish River views along scenic farm roads. The new route does have a few hills (964 feet of climbing), but less traffic.
35 or 50 mile Camano Climb Loop – starts and ends in Stanwood. Love hills and water views? This ride is for you. Food stop at Cama Beach State Park and discounts from many island merchants. Skip the south tip of the island for the shorter option.
68 mile Stanwood-Camano Loop – starts and ends in Arlington. Combines the Stanwood Loop with the best of Camano for a super-scenic and super-sized metric (plus) century.
100 mile Camano Century – starts and ends in Arlington and includes Stanwood, Camano and a few miles in Skagit County for one continuous loop route. Lots of hills, little traffic and amazing views. Great goal if you want a challenging century (4,452 feet of climbing) or use it as a training ride for RAMROD or STP.
Event details subject to change. Check event websites for details.