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Offline Buddy_Hall

Ovando, MT Cyclist Accomodations
« on: March 06, 2023, 01:03:01 pm »
I plan to pass through Ovando in September 2023 and understand there are some cyclist specific sleeping accommodations that even include sleeping in the jail?  Who do I contact about these? thanks

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: Ovando, MT Cyclist Accomodations
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2023, 01:40:14 pm »
Scroll down. There is a contact person listed.


https://ovandomontana.net/recreation.html

Offline Buddy_Hall

Re: Ovando, MT Cyclist Accomodations
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2023, 02:13:01 pm »
Much thanks, that's very helpful

Offline Iowagriz

Re: Ovando, MT Cyclist Accomodations
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2023, 02:27:39 pm »
As far as I'm aware, they are first come first served.

Jail has 2 beds, but twine and need your pad to be comfortable.

Sheepherders wagon has a full mattress.

No more teepee since the bear attack.

Tent space behind the museum, I think they've now got that surrounded by an electric fence.

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Offline jamawani

Re: Ovando, MT Cyclist Accomodations
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2023, 03:45:01 pm »
You do know about the bear attack?

https://www.krtv.com/news/montana-and-regional-news/new-details-about-grizzly-bear-attack-that-killed-a-woman

There is an essential problem in Ovando and other locales in Montana and Wyoming.
There has been a significant recovery of grizzly bear populations in the Northern Rockies.
There has also been an increased use of public lands by people unfamiliar with camping in bear country.

One important item for your tour - whether Ovando or elsewhere.
Never, ever eat of store food in your tent.
Not in Montana, not in New Jersey, not in your backyard.
Humans have awful noses, but bears can still smell the food odors
for weeks, if not months afterwards.


Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: Ovando, MT Cyclist Accomodations
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2023, 01:06:45 pm »
You do know about the bear attack?

https://www.krtv.com/news/montana-and-regional-news/new-details-about-grizzly-bear-attack-that-killed-a-woman

There is an essential problem in Ovando and other locales in Montana and Wyoming.
There has been a significant recovery of grizzly bear populations in the Northern Rockies.
There has also been an increased use of public lands by people unfamiliar with camping in bear country.

One important item for your tour - whether Ovando or elsewhere.
Never, ever eat of store food in your tent.
Not in Montana, not in New Jersey, not in your backyard.
Humans have awful noses, but bears can still smell the food odors
for weeks, if not months afterwards.

Funny you mentioned Jersey. Saw a young cub while camping there in 2018. It came up from the riverside and walked across the campground road about 30’ in front of me as I was riding back to my site after a shower.. No idea where mom was. I had arrived after office hours and had set up in a vacant group site because it had a food storage locker.