About the Race
A Major W. R. LOGAN Production
Pancake Ride v.1, “Tour of the Whitefish Divide” included the best dirt tracks and a bit of single track through the Whitefish Range for 146 miles. For 2018, v.2, “Tour of the TarotCards” was more of a rolling affair, heading south through the Salish Mountain Range visiting the town of Marion, then making a u-turn for the return leg back to the Whitefish Bike Retreat, for a loop of 165 “ish” miles. The 2019 v.3 of the JCPR heads in a north west direction exploring the Norwegian heritage of North West Montana. An early am start on Saturday, August 3 will start you out on the days 184 mile loop and if you are fast enough, you’ll catch the sunrise from the top of a forest service fire lookout.
Each year will feature 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 or each version. Please download the “2019 Riders Packet” for details concerning v.3 of the JCPR.
The JCPR is really just an excuse to get 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, pancakes and beer and some hugs 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.
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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.