GOBA riders are welcome to take advantage of alternative lodging options, such as hotels and B&Bs in our host communities, at your own expense.
Any costs associated with the following options are at your own expense.
In addition to doing a hotel search in the Internet, we highly recommend you contact each of the local visitors bureaus for the latest on lodging availability, including hotels and B&Bs. Be sure to ask them the distance to the campground. We make no claims about the quality of these establishments. Most rooms are gone by early spring, even earlier in towns with very limited beds. We suggest you ask for written confirmation or a confirmation number and reconfirm these reservations before the tour.
You must make your own reservations and your own arrangements to get to and from these properties; GOBA will deliver your baggage in large luggage trucks to the designated campgrounds, but not beyond. Be sure to mention to the motel that you are with GOBA. You may ask these motels if they have a baggage shuttle service available.
In order to get their necessities to their motel or other lodging, many riders bring a small pannier or backpack. Each day, they take just what they will need for the night from their larger bag and leave this bag in the campgrounds with a friend. They then can ride to their motel with a light load. In the morning, they ride with the pannier back to camp and load the overnight things back in the larger bag, put it on the truck, and are ready to go.
Hotels are not normally on the free bus shuttle route in each overnight community; however we hope to announce plans by May for a service that will shuttle you and your bike to an from off-site lodging.
HOTEL DISCOUNTS FOR GOBA 31 RIDERS
Several hotels in the GOBA overnight towns are offering discounts to riders. Call the hotel directly and ask for the GOBA discount. Most properties limit the number of rooms available for the discount and have a reservation deadline. The GOBA town committees have arranged the following discounts (prices do not include taxes). Click on the hotel name for a link to its website.
Best Western Falcon Plaza, $119 (May 15 deadline); 419-352-4671
Days Inn, $99 (March 30 deadline); 419-419-1113
Fairfield Inn, $139 (May 15 deadline); 419-352-0033
Hampton Inn, $139 (May 15 deadline); 419-353-3464
Comfort Inn, $119 (two queens, nonsmoking; May 19 deadline); 419-355-9300
Holiday Inn Express, $149 (two queens); 419-732-7322
Maumee Bay State Park Resort, 15% discount on rooms, and specials in dining room; 419-836-1466