About the Race

A Major W. R. LOGAN Production

Pancake Ride v.1 included the best dirt tracks and a bit of single track through the Whitefish Range. For 2018, v.2 will be more of a rolling affair, heading south through the Salish Mountain Range visiting the town of Hot Springs, then making a u-turn for the return leg back to the Whitefish Bike Retreat, or a loop o 240 “ish” miles. There will also be an option of an abbreviated route, 139 “ish” miles. See Course Details for route details..

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 “2018 Riders Packet” for details concerning v.2 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.

September 1-2, 2018

Pre-Registration only. Mandatory riders meeting at 6PM and packet pickup starts at 4PM, ride/race starts at 12AM on Sunday, September 2, all events take place at the Whitefish Bike Retreat.

Course Details

Two routes to choose from. The full route rolls out to about 240 miles with 18k of climbing and descending. You also have the choice of a 135 mile route with 10k of climbing and descending. Both routes are a loop, with the short route sharing the first 60 and last 65 miles of the long route. Both routes have two aid stations with the long route utilizing a resupply stop in Hot Springs at mile 110.

Both routes routes roll over mixed surfaces. 85% dirt and 15% pavement. Roads are a combination of Forest Service, Montana Dept. of Resources, BLM and County. Dirt roads are improved and suitable for 2 wheel drive vehicles. Paved roads are, well paved. All roads are open to general vehicle traffic,

Get the full details at The Race page.

Registration

Cost is $50.00. The ride is capped at 60 individuals (both 240 miles and 135 mile distance categories combined). There will be beer, food, hot showers and high fives at the end of the day.

The Flathead Youth Home

It’s alway good to throw some love to those who help for sake of doing good in the world or those who are less fortunate, without asking for anything in return. When looking to find a beneficiary for the Joe Cosley Pancake Ride we found The Flathead Youth Home. The mission of Youth Homes is “to help every youth feel safe, have a sense of belonging and find a place to call home.” We recognize that in meeting the long-term needs of our youth, we have a social responsibility to strengthen the environment in which they live now and will live in the future. To that extent, we engage and educate our youth in sustainable lifestyles in each home and program.

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

Why Cycles

Everyone enjoys turning cranks with the wind in their face, but it goes beyond that for us. Bikes are the means for living, exploring, and building. Why Cycles promise beautiful, titanium bikes crafted by hand that utilize the very best in unique materials, geometry, and industry experience. Check out their titanium bikes at whycycles.com

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