The Ovando Gran Fondo Will Be A Memorable Event!

We promise some of the most stunning scenery in the Rockies, exceptional support, great camaraderie, good food and a fabulous Finish Line Party.

Registration opens Monday, April 22, 2014 and is limited to the first 250 riders.

Registration Fees:

  • April 22 through June 30: $100*

  • July 1 onward (if not sold out): $125*

*ALL RIDERS must also commit to raising at least $50 for the Missoula Symphony Association

Register Online:


Register Online

Register by Mail or Fax:


Download Form

Canceling Your Registration:

Registration Fees and Donations are not transferable. If a rider cancels, his/her spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list. $50 of the Registration Fee will be refunded if a rider cancels with a written request before July 31. After that date, no refund will be given.

The main route is 55 miles long and has two climbs, one of approximately 900 feet over 20 miles and the other of 950 feet over 6 miles. In addition, there are two optional "challenge" loops, one 8.6 miles long with an altitude gain of approximately 1400 feet over 4 miles and the other 3.9 miles long with an altitude gain of 750 feet over 2.5 miles. Last, if you aren’t as hard core a rider, there is a cutoff route just after the lunch stop that shortens the ride to 32 miles.

Click on the links below to download a topographic route map and elevation profile of the ride.



OGF Route Map
ROUTE MAP

OGF Elevation Profile
ELEVATION PROFILE

Check-in:

All registered riders must check-in and get their rider number & packet. Take your pick of two options:

  • Early Check-in: Thursday, September 18, 9am – 5pm at the Missoula Symphony Office, 320 East Main Street, Missoula

  • Ride Day Check-in: Saturday, September 20, 6:30am – 9am at the Ovando School, 108 Birch Street, Ovando

Note: Breakfast will be served on Ride Day from 6:30am - 8:30am at the Ovando School

Official Start and Course Close:

The ride starts at 8am, and all riders must depart no later than 9am. Please try to be checked in, have breakfast, and start your ride comfortably before 9am if it all possible.

Rules of the Road:

Rules of the Road

Food:

We will keep you fed, watered and comfortable during the ride with water and energy stops along the route. We’ll start you off with a hot breakfast in Ovando, provide lunch from the Good Food Store at Monture Creek Campground, and finish the day with cold brews and a great dinner from Outback Steakhouse.

Support:

We will provide the service and support you and your bicycle need, with plenty of singage plus a team of SAG wagons, first aid stations, ride-along mechanics and escorts.

Fundraising:

Riders must turn in a minimum of $50 in donations before day of the ride. If you do not want to solicit donations, you have the option of making the donation yourself when you register for the ride or when you check in. Every rider must raise his/her own $50 minimum.

But don’t stop there: We’ll award prizes for top fundraising efforts. We encourage all riders to raise as much money as possible to support the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale. And, to say “Thank You” to those who make a special effort, we will award some sweet prize packages to our top fundraisers!

Photography:

A professional photographer will handle rider photography during the event.

Safety & Training

All riders are required to wear an ANSI-approved helmet. See the following for more information on safety and training:

Lodging & Camping in & Around Ovando

Registration opens Monday, April 22, 2014 and is limited to the first 250 riders.

Registration Fees:

  • April 22 through June 30: $100*

  • July 1 onward (if not sold out): $125*

*ALL RIDERS must also commit to raising at least $50 for the Missoula Symphony Association

Register Online:


Register Online

Register by Mail or Fax:


Download Form

Canceling Your Registration:

Registration Fees and Donations are not transferable. If a rider cancels, his/her spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list. $50 of the Registration Fee will be refunded if a rider cancels with a written request before July 31. After that date, no refund will be given.

The main route is 55 miles long and has two climbs, one of approximately 900 feet over 20 miles and the other of 950 feet over 6 miles. In addition, there are two optional "challenge" loops, one 8.6 miles long with an altitude gain of approximately 1400 feet over 4 miles and the other 3.9 miles long with an altitude gain of 750 feet over 2.5 miles. Last, if you aren’t as hard core a rider, there is a cutoff route just after the lunch stop that shortens the ride to 32 miles.

Click on the links below to download a topographic route map and elevation profile of the ride.



OGF Route Map
ROUTE MAP

OGF Elevation Profile
ELEVATION PROFILE

Check-in:

All registered riders must check-in and get their rider number & packet. Take your pick of two options:

  • Early Check-in: Thursday, September 18, 9am – 5pm at the Missoula Symphony Office, 320 East Main Street, Missoula

  • Ride Day Check-in: Saturday, September 20, 6:30am – 9am at the Ovando School, 108 Birch Street, Ovando

Note: Breakfast will be served on Ride Day from 6:30am - 8:30am at the Ovando School

Official Start and Course Close:

The ride starts at 8:00am, and all riders must depart no later than 9:00am. Please try to be checked in, have breakfast, and start your ride comfortably before 9:00am if it all possible. The course will be closed after 5:00pm.

Rules of the Road:

Rules of the Road

Food:

We will keep you fed, watered and comfortable during the ride with water and energy stops along the route. We’ll start you off with a hot breakfast in Ovando, provide lunch from the Good Food Store at Monture Creek Campground, and finish the day with cold brews and a great dinner from Outback Steakhouse.

Support:

We will provide the service and support you and your bicycle need, with plenty of singage plus a team of SAG wagons, first aid stations, ride-along mechanics and escorts.

Fundraising:

Riders must turn in a minimum of $50 in donations before checking in. If you do not want to solicit donations, you have the option of making the donation yourself when you register for the ride or when you check in. Every rider must raise his/her own $50 minimum.

But don’t stop there: We’ll award prizes for top fundraising efforts. We encourage all riders to raise as much money as possible to support the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale. And, to say “Thank You” to those who make a special effort, we will award some sweet prize packages to our top fundraisers!

Photography:

A professional photographer will handle rider photography during the event.

Safety & Training

All riders are required to wear an ANSI-approved helmet. See the following for more information on safety and training:

Lodging & Camping in & Around Ovando