Online registration and payment is open!  You can now register for GOBA 2015.

Earn Your Cycology Degree!  DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!!! Registration is now open through Wednesday, May 27 —— Cancellation deadline is May 20 by Certified Mail.  The raffle for rider #27 closed on April 15th.  Click the “Registration” link [below left] for details.  Remember to complete and return your medical profile (available from the Forms & Links page).


GOBA U: The College of Bicycling Knowledge
The 27th Annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure
Van Wert ◆ Bluffton ◆ Defiance ◆ Bowling Green ◆ Ottawa ◆ Van Wert
June 20-27, 2015

GOBA U Bike along with us and earn your Cycology Degree on a whirlwind week devoted to the best of bicycle-camping in Ohio. Study up on bicycle shorts and tents and pedaling techniques and emerge from the week with a whole new attitude … and with about 2,999 more like-minded students. Like your favorite field trip, the 27th GOBA brings you a bicycle tour of northwest Ohio filled with interesting folks, fun, and food, and a view of the world that will open your mind and freshen your enthusiasm for your studies.Enroll now! Don’t be late for your class. You, too, can graduate from GOBA U.


Click on Registration to enroll now. Or to add yourself to the mail list, send your complete mailing address to gobainfo [AT] goba.com or 614-273-0811.

News for GOBA 2015

The photos from GOBA-2014 which are featured in the 2015 calendar are now posted to our online gallery

2015 Route Announcement video

“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

2015 Electronic Tour Brochure

May, 2015 Newsletter, Black & White

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

March, 2015 Newsletter, Black & White or March, 2015 Newsletter, Color

Reservations for the 2015 optional bus trips on Tuesday & Thursday are now open. See OTT Trips

GOBA will offer on-tour towel service.  Click here for more information.

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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