About the Race
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 (v.5 Riders Packet coming soon) for details concerning v.5 of the JCPR.
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.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
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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.