Thank you for your interest in GOBA, and we encourage you to check back for our 2017 route announcement on Monday, November 21, 2016.  The next GOBA takes place on June 17-24, 2017.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED both pre-tour and during event:
614-273-0811, or  gobainfo “@” goba dot com
To add yourself to the mail list for 2017 registration materials, send your complete mailing address to gobainfo “@” goba dot com.

It is with sadness that we reported on June 11, 2016,  the passing of Event Director Bill Gordon.   For details and the link to his obituary, please click here.


GOBA-28: It’s Outta This World!
The 28th Annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

Hamilton ◆ Eaton ◆ Oxford ◆ Brookville ◆ Miamisburg ◆ Hamilton
June 18-25, 2016

2016 Towns
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Fly away with GOBA on an other-worldly experience in the beautiful rolling terrain of Southwest Ohio. The sun, the moon, and the stars align for a bicycle-camping tour like none other. Pedal along with 2,999 fellow travelers for 50 miles per day of the best of the earthly scenery, tempting food treats and entertainment, and the warmest welcome in the universe. See all the details on Route Info.

Sign on now! Don’t let yourself become an Unidentified Biking Object, but let us take you to your GOBA — It’s Outta This World!

Registration All registration for 2016 is now closed.  If you would like to receive the 2017 registration materials when they are ready or to add yourself to the mail list please contact us by sending your complete mailing address and/or email address to gobainfo (AT) goba.com or 614-273-0811.

News for GOBA 2016

GOBA 2015 photos which are featured in the 2016 calendar are now posted to our online gallery.

GOBA 2016 Route Announcement Video

2016 Tour eBrochure

August, 2016 Newsletter

June, 2016 Newsletter

May, 2016 Newsletter

March, 2016 Newsletter

Daily Route Elevation Profiles are now available

Reservations for the 2016 optional bus trips on Tuesday and Friday are now open. See OTT Trips.

GOBA will again offer Towel Service. Check back after January 1 for towel sign-up details.

“Way to GOBA” video hints on how to prepare so you get the most enjoyment out of GOBA

Dr. Tom Pommering tips on how to beat the heat on GOBA

Please check back periodically. Updates will be posted here and on facebook.com/gobatour.

About GOBA

The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure is a bicycle-camping tour and “an adventure on two wheels with 2,999 of your closest friends.” Held annually in June, GOBA features bicycle touring at a leisurely pace, for approximately 50 miles per day through some of the friendliest areas that Ohio offers. The daily routes lead you to amazing tour attractions and welcoming food stops, while the overnights are spent being entertained by our host towns and camping under a blanket of stars. The week-long Adventure is perfect for you and your family, offering fun, Ohio hospitality, and a challenging and rewarding vacation.

GOBA is an event of Columbus Outdoor Pursuits, a non-profit organization devoted to non-competitive outdoor recreation. Visit outdoor-pursuits.org for activity and membership information.

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