About Lodging

What you get with GOBA: GOBA is a camping tour

Your registration includes primitive tent camping (which means no electricity or water is provided to individual campsites). All GOBA participants will be able to tent camp together in the one GOBA campground (usually a fairground, park, school, or college campus), or in adjacent overflow camping areas. Shade for the tent camping areas is not guaranteed! In the campground, you will find access to portable toilets, inside toilets and restrooms, free showers (inside or in shower trucks), drinking water, first aid, an information booth, and usually food and beverages for purchase. It is against health & fire department regulations to have a fire or cookstove in the GOBA campground. Signs will be posted that will show you where our host facility has determined that no tents are allowed. If you have questions about this while on tour, please inquire at the GOBA Information Booth. Quiet hours in camp are 9:30 pm-5:00 am.

Campgrounds for GOBA 2018:

❖ Saturday night, June 16: Delaware, Delaware County Fairgrounds
❖ Sunday & Monday nights, June 17 & 18: London, Madison County Fairgrounds
❖ Tuesday night, June 19: Circleville, Circleville High School
❖ Wednesday & Thursday nights, June 20 & June 21: Lancaster, Fairfield County Fairgrounds
❖ Friday night, June 22: Newark, OSU Newark/Central Ohio Technical College

Route and town details subject to change; watch newsletters and our homepage for updates

ALTERNATE LODGING OPTIONS: You are welcome to take advantage of alternative lodging options, such as gym floor sleeping space, hotels and B&Bs, or dorm rooms in our host communities at your own expense.

Any costs associated with the following options are at your own expense.

Gym Floor Sleeping Space for 2018: Floor sleeping space may be very limited, since stringent fire regulations limit the facilities that can offer this. Availability will be announced in the March & May newsletters. All space is first-come, first-served. The fee you pay for the space goes 100% to local non-profit groups.

Hotels: 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 motels; 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, 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.

Contact these bureaus and chambers: Please note, some of the towns are limited on hotels, so any B & Bs will go fast.

Saturday, June 16
Delaware, OH 43015
● Delaware County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sunday & Monday, June 17 & 18
London, OH 43140
● Madision County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tuesday, June 19
Circleville, OH 43113
● Pickaway County Visitors Bureau

Wednesday & Thursday, June 20 & 21
Lancaster, OH 43130
●Fairfield County Visitors & Convention Bureau

Friday, June 22
Newark, OH 43056
● Explore Licking County