Registration opens for the Ovando Gran Fondo, an epic off-road ride for the Missoula Symphony, on June 8, 2012. This fully supported 57-mile ride for either ‘cross bikes or mountain bikes takes place on September 8. The ride will be through some of western Montana’s most scenic landscapes on dirt roads including miles through private land not otherwise open to the public. The Ovando Gran Fondo benefits the Missoula Symphony Association. For more information, registration and route go to www.missoulasymphony.org/ride.