For our 40th ride edition we have updated the event name to reflect our long and varied history. The first McClinchy Mile was hosted by B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County Oct. 3 1982 out of Monroe, WA. It was named after an early club member Stuart McClinchy who died too young.
Camano Island and the Stanwood Camano Kiwanis became part of McClinchy in 2019. Prior to that, the Kiwanis had hosted the Camano Climb Bike Ride for more than 25 years.
McClinchy is a major fundraiser for both B.I.K.E.S. and Kiwanis. In addition to supporting the bike club, B.I.K.E.S. gives grants for bike-related projects such as Everett's Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop and helmets to go with bikes for low income kids at Christmas House. The Kiwanis use event proceeds for a high school scholarship program.
40th Edition: We came back after 2 years of COVID cancellations for our 40th anniversary ride in 2022. But this year will be the 40th event (we think). Despite some years with snow, downpours and other discouragements, McClinchy riders have always persevered.
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.
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