Explore Snohomish County on McClinchy Mile Bike Ride

Photo by Jay Stilwell/Bicycle Paper

Chase the winter blues away with an early season bike ride! Registration for the McClinchy Mile Bike Ride is open.

Organized by BIKES Club of Snohomish County, this March 15 ride has something for everyone. You can ride a 34-mile flat and scenic loop to Stanwood or you can choose from two more challenging loops: 48 miles through the community of Granite Falls or a 52-mile loop that takes you to Stanwood and beyond. If you’re really energetic, you can combine the two longer loops for an early season century!

Looking for a family outing? The McClinchy Mile also offers a free 8-mile out-and-back ride on the historic Centennial Trail. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

You will explore peaceful river valleys, rolling hills, and picturesque farms of Snohomish County on all route options. All routes start/end in Arlington, and include food stops and SAG support.

“We really liked the McClinchy Mile for many reasons,” stated veteran rider (and former Washington Bikes ED) Barbara Culp. “Everyone is cheerful and gregarious on this early season ride, and the food stops were well stocked. We even spotted an eagle and some early daffodils,” she added.

Interested in exploring more of Snohomish County? Stay an extra day to ride more of the Centennial Trail, hike local trails, shop for antiques in Snohomish, or play at the Tulalip Casino. Learn more about lodging, restaurants and activities at Snohomish.org.

Thank you to BIKES Club for donating $1 per rider to Washington Bikes to support our advocacy and education work. You can view a list of rides that support our work to grow bicycling in Washington on our calendar.

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