About the Ride

A Major W. R. LOGAN Production

2020 was super fun.  We headed west this year so next year we’ll head east.  You may break your personal record for eating a pancake at altitude, ride 50 miles or so of the Great Divide route, and the second aid station may have the best panoramic views of Glacier National Park ever.  Summit vistas, ridge line views and Powerball tickets.

Each year features a different course, exploring the many diverse geographical areas surrounding Whiteish and the Flathead Valley in the north west corner of Montana, all on dirt. Since each year is different, there will be revised/updated Riders Packet for each version. Please download the RIDERS PACKET V5.1 for details concerning v.5 of the JCPR.

JCPR has been Montana’s PREMIER GRAVEL (wink) EVENT, since 2014.

Over the years (even before “GRAVEL” was mainstream) we’ve been riding the thousands of miles of roads and single track in North West Montana.  From our adventures we have put together the  some of the best tracks that the area has to offer.  So why, spend your time riding the same course twice in a row, or riding the supposed “classic route(s)”, when there is a much better alternative.

The JCPR is really just an excuse to get out and ride some of the best dirt* roads and single track north west Montana has to offer. It’a a low-key affair, everything is in place for you to have a great ride.  After you finish, You will get a home cooked dinner from the Trego Pub (we’ll see if we can get Todd to fire up the smoker), Kalispell Brewing – Joe Cosley India Pale Lager (unlimited refills), and some hugs(not) await you at the finish. Don’t expect any hoopla, prizes and so on, just a fun time with like minded people. Back to the basics, we’ve never run out of beer.

* I could call the JCPR a “Gravel Grinder” but it isn’t really.  After riding a couple 200+ mile “Gravel Grinders” in the Midwest, you can’t really find any comparison between the “Improved DIRT Roads” of the Rockies and the “Crushed LIMESTONE Roads” of the Midwest.  Not to say there aren’t any rough stretches in JCPR, it’s just a different medium to roll on.

July 10, 2021

Pre-Registration only. There will be NO Pre Ride Meeting in 2021.  All events take place at the Trego Pub and General Store in Trego, MT.

Course Details

If you have ridden any of the past four editions of the JCPR, you know that each year there is a new route and theme.

2021 is a dedicated to all those that have helped out with the JCPR, past and present.  I’ve also already come up with a great theme for next year.  It’ll make another great sign in board.

Two routes again next year, with, maybe one of the best aid station locations yet.

Get the full details at The Race page.

Registration

$99.99 gets you on the roster.  Your donation gets you a home cooked meal after the ride from the Trego Pub and Joe Cosley India Pale Lager, two fully stocked aid stations,  water stop, pancakes,  Black Coffee Roasters coffee in the am, commemorative JCPR trinket of some kind and perhaps a few other treats. There will also be a mandatory rider donation of $25.00, this will directly go to support the Abbie Shelter and Violence Free Crisis Line –  Providing Domestic and Sexual Violence Services to the Flathead Valley since 1976. The ride is capped at 50 individuals. There will be Kalispell Brewing- Joe Cosley Inda Pale Lager, snacks, a full dinner provided by the Trego Pub and high fives at the end of the day.  REFUND POLICY? See the Rider’s Packet.

The Abbie Shelter and Violence Free Crisis Line

It’s alway good to extend some love to those who help other for the sake of doing good in a world where there are inadequacies , without asking for anything in return. When looking to find a beneficiary for the Joe Cosley Pancake Ride we decided to support these types of non profits.  For the first three years we supported the Flathead Youth Homes.   This year we moving to help another non profit,  The Abbie Shelter and Violence Free Crisis Line –  Providing Domestic and Sexual Violence Services to the Flathead Valley since 1976. $25.00 of your entry fee will go directly to the Abbie Shelter.  You will also receive information from Pledge Reg, and if you choose to you can raise additional funds for the Abbie Shelter through this channel.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Make this a proper
Montana roadtrip.

Those visiting from afar will find it easy to find enough riding—and other activities—to make a week (or two) of the trip. Check out the trails, activities, restaurants and more in Whitefish and the Flathead Valley at the resources below.

Presenting sponsor

Hosting sponsor

Whitefish Bike Retreat

The Whitefish Bike Retreat is a trailside lodging facility that features a well-equipped Lodge and a beautifully maintained wooded campground surrounded by State Forest Lands. Located in Northwestern Montana just 8 miles west of the town of Whitefish, the Whitefish Bike Retreat encompasses 19 acres of wilderness adjacent to the Whitefish Trail network and offers unique and affordable lodging options for cyclists and adventurers.

Beer sponsor

Kalispell Brewing Company

The Whitefish Bike Retreat is a trailside lodging facility that features a well-equipped Lodge and a beautifully maintained wooded campground surrounded by State Forest Lands. Located in Northwestern Montana just 8 miles west of the town of Whitefish, the Whitefish Bike Retreat encompasses 19 acres of wilderness adjacent to the Whitefish Trail network and offers unique and affordable lodging options for cyclists and adventurers.

Additional sponsors