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Come ride the historic Spiral Highway with us!

JUNE 8th, 2024

(always the second Sat. in June)

Registration $39 // T-shirts will be available to order.



I Made the Grade is a bicycle ride that starts at Chief Timothy Park on Highway 12 West of Clarkston, Washington. The route travels along the Snake River then over the river on Red Wolf Bridge. We cross over the Washington/Idaho state line and... the fun begins- up the historic Old Spiral Highway, ending at the top of the Lewiston Hill at one of the lookouts. 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 Old Spiral. 

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 tradition for decades.

Some have traveled from all over

the US to enjoy this special day. Hydration stations and

encouragement are provided by volunteers from Harvest

Wesleyan Church and local community members. 

It takes months of planning and well over 50 volunteers

to provide the staffing 

necessary for the ride to happen each year.

Riders from all over the Northwest and nation converge on Clarkston each June to

Make the GradeMany riders are seasoned to the event and have completed a dozen or more rides. 

We would love to have you join us!

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Please take time to read the following

  • PRE-registration is strongly encouraged

  • We ride ... rain or shine. No cancelations will be made unless extreme weather becomes an issue. Decisions will be made morning of and announced at the part and on Facebook.

  • Day of event 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

  • Official times are provided

  • Registration can be purchased with or with out an official IMtG t-shirt

  • Lodging: we have several hotels and motels available in the area

  • We will provide several hydration stations and porta-potties along the route

  • E-bikes are allowed and will start at the back of the starting line 

  • Your safety is your responsibility. All safety equipment is strongly recommended.  Helmets, highly visible attire and lighting are best for your safety and highly recommended 

  • A well maintained bike with recommended tire pressure is a must.

  • Refunds are available through Active for an additional fee during registration.

  • Refunds NOT given through event organizers after registration is submitted.

**YOUR SAFETY & general info**


Be advised: Traffic control teams with signs are provided during the event. Traffic control is provided only during the event 8:00AM-12:00PM.
No traffic control provided if you choose to ride outside any of the marked IMtG route or if you ride back to the starting location at any time. We have done our best to keep you safe with road side advisory signs, cones, pylons, pilot cars, chaser cars, hired traffic control... even law enforcement and fire department to assist with traffic.

You WILL be riding on OPEN ROADS that will NOT be closed for the event.

There are points that you will be crossing lanes of traffic. Appointed teams can advise traffic but can not control the awareness of drivers. Please be aware of surroundings and know that your safety is always your own responsibility.  


It is your responsibility to understand/know and follow local laws. Safety and security of yourself and your personal property is your responsibilityPlease be aware of your own health limitations and fitness level. Ride smart!!

All participants are responsible for their own transportation back to the starting line, unless you have trail car meeting you at the finish line.

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


This event is held by Harvest Wesleyan Church to help with the expenses of their free community youth basketball camp every summer. All proceeds are giving directly to Elevate Basketball to fund the summer camp. All persons serving the day of the event are volunteering their time to serve and make this go as smoothly as possible. Thank you for your patience. The church or any volunteers are not liable for any situations beyond our control. This event is put on to keep the IMtG legacy alive for the enjoyment of the biking community all over the PNW.

  ELEVATE BASKETBALL CAMP is for boys and girls ages 6-14. You can learn more HERE.
Thank you for your support!

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