Welcome to I Made the Grade!
Letter to riders:
Our planning committee and team have been working diligently to make this event happen. We had, what was supposed to be, our final planning meeting on 5/24/21. We were finalizing details and assigning volunteers. At that meeting we were made aware of a situation regarding the traffic control requirements and discovered that the company we were working with was not going to be able to provide the necessary manpower and safety practices to have a successful event. We were devastated but had to make the extremely difficult decision to postpone this ride to 2022. In addition to the safety concerns, there were impacts to our typical ride due to COVID. We were unable to rent timing devices and food and water distribution were also impacted. We had tried to push through every detail making adjustments for each of the smaller concerns but when it comes to the safety of our riders and volunteers, we are unwilling to compromise. We hope you understand our commitment to safety and will come back next year for the best ride EVER.
THANK YOU for sticking with us through the years and for understanding during these difficult times.
We are using ACTIVE.com for our online registration.
You can tell your friends about our site or this easy to remember link: Tinyurl.com/imadethegrade
Registration is open
PRE-June 1st: $35 , t-shirt additional $15
POST June 1st: $45
Please take time to read the following:
What is IMtG?
I Made the Grade is a bicycle ride that starts at Chief Timothy State Park on Highway 12 West of Clarkston, Washington, travels along the Snake River, over the Red Wolf Bridge then over the Washington/Idaho state line and... the fun begins- up the Lewiston Hill along the Old Spiral Highway, and ends at the scenic vista at the top of the Hill. On a clear day, the view never stops. The route covers 18 miles in two states and climbs over 2,000 feet as riders twist and turn up the historic Old Spiral Highway in Lewiston, Idaho. No secrets here... it is a LOT of hard work!
While we know that riders enjoy timing their ride, this is not a race. This is a ride of accomplishment rather than speed. This has been a local family tradition for families or individuals for decades. Some have traveled from all over the US to enjoy this special day. Hydration stations and encouragement are provided by volunteers from Clarkston Wesleyan Church and friends.
It takes around 50 volunteers from the church and the community provide the staffing necessary for the ride to happen each year.
Riders from all over the Northwest converge on Clarkston each June to Make the Grade.
We would love to have you join us!
We start at Chief Timothy State park in Clarkston, Washington and end at the top of a beautiful look out in Lewiston, Idaho.
(see map in link above)
**Registration opens at 6:30 am, ends promptly at 7:40 am at Chief Timothy
**The starting buzzer sounds promptly at 8:00am
**All participants are issued a number
**DUE TO COVID (contamination): We are not able to obtain or provide timers, you will be responsible for your own time keeping this year
**Registration can be purchased with or with out an official IMtG t-shirt
**You can register online with the link above at the top of this page
**Lodging: we have several hotels and motels available in the area
**We will provide several hydration stations and porta-potties along the route
** In previous years, many riders have enjoyed a ride BACK to Chief Timothy.
Please be aware that THIS IS NOT a part of the organized ride, there will be no cones or traffic control.
RIDE BACK AT YOUR OWN RISK
** Due to COVID all riders will need to arrange for your own transportation back to the starting line.
** We have done our best to keep you safe with cones, pylons, pilot cars, chaser cars,
hired traffic control and even local law enforcement to assist with traffic.
Your safety is ultimately up to you to understand/ know follow local laws......
**Safety and security of yourself and your personal property is your responsibility
- Helmets and highly visible attire are best for your safety
-A well maintained bike with recommended tire pressure is a must.
AGAIN-Your safety is ultimately up to you...... Ride smart!!
This event was given to Clarkston Wesleyan to help with the expenses of the free youth basketball camp every summer.
ELEVATE HOOPS CAMP is for boys and girls ages 6-14. You can learn more HERE.
Thank you for your support!