Who Inspired Us
Joe Cosley, Outlaw Legend
In case you were wondering who Joe Cosley is…
It would be safe to say that Joe would despise eating waffles as a hardman, saying “waffles are for pansies”, or “friends don’t let friends roll on anything less than a 40c”, “pave, what’s that?” Mountain men eat pigs in a blanket and chase it down with whiskey. Everybody has a bit of a scofflaw in them.
We have created, what we think will take you on an epic journey through the mountains of northwest Montana based out of the idyllic mountain hamlet of Whitefish. 140 miles of forest service dirt roads traversing 2 mountain summits, 4 mountain passes and a stop in Polebridge, a Trappers (Tourist) Outpost on on the western edge of Glacier National Park.
Each year will showcase a new course, exploring the roads and towns less traveled in northwest Montana. Being the inaugural year, we have put together a par course that is off the charts in oh so many ways. It’s centered around the Whitefish Range, with huge amounts of climbing, panoramic mountain top vista and views of The Crown of the Continent, buttery smooth dirt roads and few sections that will shake your gold fillings out of your molarsmolors. Next year may be may be a flatter par coarse, moderate elevation gain/loss and maybe close to 200 miles. Still though, keeping to unpaved surfaces.
The JCPR is meant to prosper a good time by all, develop friendships, talk about bikes, fun times, and bring the local bike community together and welcome those from out of town and showing them some down right bar hopping hospitality. Don’t forget the whiskey!