About the Race

A Major W. R. LOGAN Production

Just sitting around the camp fire with some friends, and chewing the gristle off a Wolverines leg. A few of my friends have convinced me to go a bit off script and bring back the JCPR for 2020 as a one day race again.  We will be getting together on Saturday, the 11th of July, 2020. So Save the date as I’ll be turning 150 this year.  I’m throwing on a party and it would be great if were able to attend. This year, the ride is moving out to Trego (34 miles north of Whitefish.  The Trego Pub and General Store will be host.  You have two options that start/finish at the pub, 70ish and 120ish miles.  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 or each version. Please download the jcpr-2020-riders-packet-4.6 for details concerning v.4 of the JCPR.

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, there will be pancakes, Kalispell Brewing – Joe Cosley India Pale Lager, 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.

July 11, 2020

Pre-Registration only. There will be NO Pre Ride Meeting this year.  All events take place at the Trego Pub and General Store in Trego, MT.  Final routes are linked below.  Find the final short course HERE. Find the final long course HERE.

Course Details

If you have ridden any of the past tree editions of the JCPR, you know that each year there is a new theme.  I’m still waiting for an inspirational moment to arrive with an idea for this years ride.

Essentially both of the two routes take in the best roads in respect to each of the two routes.  The short course just doesn’t follow the long course and then turn back at a random mile marker.  Both routes cover dirt, gravel and some pavement utilizing state, forest and county roads.  I would consider this years route as smooth as a baby’s ass, compared to the previous three editions.

Get the full details at The Race page.

Registration

With changes comes a change in the cost to participate.  For this year the cost will be $99.99. 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.

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