Don’t want to camp? Check out these options …


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.



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


Hampton Inn, $112;  419-724-3333. To see a flyer, click here.

Holiday Inn Express, $109 (standard double queen or standard king); 419-691-8800. To see a flyer, click here.

Maumee Bay State Park Resort, 15% discount on rooms, and specials in dining room; 419-836-1466

TownePlace Suites, $139 king suite or $149 two-queen suite (June 1 deadline); 419-724-0044. To see a flyer, click here.


Indoor floor sleeping is now available in all four overnight camps on this year’s GOBA. Learn more and reserve your spots today by visiting the “add-ons” section of the GOBA registration page . For a total of $95, you can snooze indoors on all seven nights of GOBA!

Stringent fire regulations limit the number of spaces facilities can offer. All space is first-come, first-served and requires a payment. Walk-up registration may not be offered in some locations. Local nonprofit groups secure the facilities, and the fee you pay goes entirely to them.

BOWLING GREEN — Floor sleeping will be in the Home & Garden World Building (not air-conditioned) at the Wood County Fairgrounds on Saturday night, June 15. The cost is $10.

FREMONT — Air-conditioned sleeping will be offered for $20 on Sunday night, June 16, in the Neeley Conference Center at Terra State.

PORT CLINTON — You can register for floor sleeping in the air-conditioned gym at Port Clinton Middle School, next door to the high school. The $45 cost covers all three nights — Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 17-19. There are no reservations for single nights, but if space is available, riders can pay $20 per night at the door.

OREGON — Floor sleeping costs $20 for two nights Thursday and Friday, June 20-21, in the gym at Clay High School. No reservations for single nights.



BOWLING GREEN: Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau

FREMONT: Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau

PORT CLINTON: Lake Erie Shores & Islands

OREGON:  City of Oregon and Destination Toledo Convention & Visitors Bureau


Neeley Center at Terra State