If you fancy fall foliage and feel like supporting a fantastic fundraising event, then you will want to check out the third annual Ovando Grand Fondo charity bike ride on September 20. Ovando, Montana, is a quick drive in your Missoula car rental to cheer on bicyclists as they ride a 55-mile looped course for charity. The route showcases some of the most amazing scenery western Montana has to offer.
Bike riders will raise money for the Missoula Symphony. Now in its 59th season, the symphony was founded in 1954 by a musically-minded group of University of Montana music faculty members and university students. The Ovando Grand Fondo bike ride fund-raiser is a great opportunity for people to support the Missoula Symphony’s five-concert season with a show of gratitude equal to a financial standing ovation.
The drive along highway 200 to Ovando meanders along the banks of the big Blackfoot River. Famous for being a trout-fishing destination, the Blackfoot River corridor offers myriad wildlife viewing opportunities; it would not be uncommon to see a bald eagle, an elk, and osprey, all in the same outing. There are a variety of established pullouts, parking areas, and Blackfoot River access points along the way where you can park your car and enjoy the scenery.
Rental cars in Missoula Montana are easy to come by when you use hertzmissoula.com. A Missoula car rental offers you the convenience to travel to events like the Ovando Grand Fondo that make the Missoula area a special place to visit in September.