Please read this entire section before proceeding with registration.
GOBA 2017 Registration is limited to the first 1,500 registrants. Registration deadline is May 17, 2017, or when we reach 1,500, whichever comes first. See explanation for more.
GOBA contact information is at the bottom of this page.
|Before you register, please read “How to Get Ready for GOBA”
Quick jump to the topics on this page using the following links. Then, proceed to the REGISTRATION OPTIONS (just below the links):
To reserve your space on GOBA 2017, you can register in one of 2 ways:
–> 1. Online – You can register for GOBA 2017 online, using our secure server. Online registration accepts MasterCard, Visa, or Discover (credit or debit), and you can register multiple participants with one payment.
–> 2. By Mail – If you prefer to register by mail, download and print a copy of the registration form [interactive pdf file]. This form can also be found in the 2017 GOBA brochure available by mail in January or in bicycle shops around Ohio in the spring. Acceptable payment is by check or money order, payable to GOBA, only in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank.
Note that if you register by mail, you can pay for multiple registrations with one check, but you must include a separate registration form and signed waiver for each participant.
|Postmarked by 12/31/2016 or online by 1/2/17||Postmarked or online by 5 pm EDT 4/30/2017||Starting 5/1/2017 AND must be received by 5:00 PM EDT 5/17/2017|
|Adults (16 & over)||$275.00||$300.00||$325.00|
|5 and under||Free||Free||Free|
|Car camper fee [in addition to registration fee]||$50.00||$50.00||$50.00|
|Cancellation fee||$49.00||$49.00||$49.00(until 5/17/2017)|
|Rider 29 Raffle||$5.00 each chance, deadline April 15|
|For details on t-shirt, jersey, and PhotoDVD, see Merchandise|
|T-shirt (2017)||$19.00 each incl. tax & shipping (Availability not assured after April 15)|
|Jersey (2017)||$60.00 each incl. tax & shipping. Order by April 15.|
|Photo DVD (2017)||$40.00 each incl. tax & shipping|
Transfer of Registration: You may transfer your registration to another person, only following these procedures: Original registrant sends to GOBA a certified letter stating the transfer of 2017 registration with name and address of new registrant (see bottom of this page for GOBA address). Enclose with the letter – a completely filled out registration form and waiver (by the new registrant) along with a check for the $15.00 transfer fee.
Deadline to transfer registration: June 7, 2017 (received by date, not postmark). If transfer materials are received by May 17, 2017, a full confirmation packet will be mailed to the new registrant. After that date, the new registrant will receive rider number in an emailed confirmation only. Sorry, this procedure cannot be done using our online registration. Please note, transfer request may be denied and the check returned if all procedures have not been followed.
Here’s how you can enter to win.
Rider #2017 Submit your registration postmarked by December 31st – that’s it! You will be automatically entered and there is no additional cost.
Rider #29 Look for this option on your registration form. Register by April 15 and include your nonrefundable donations at $5.00 each. Winner receives a prize package worth more than $350! Buying more chances = more chances to win! The package includes:
- Free 2017 registration (we’ll refund your fee if you win)
- A massage during GOBA week
- 2017 Photodisk
- An exclusive GOBA-2017 unisex short sleeve jersey
Donations for the raffle go directly to the Bicycle Development Fund to benefit Ohio bicycle-related projects. Drawings will be held in the GOBA office. Both winners will be notified within 4 weeks of the contest closings. GOBA will then void out the winners’ original rider number and will re-issue the new GOBA-29 or 2017 number.
All registrants will receive a mailed confirmation with rider numbers for everyone in your household. Allow 2-4 weeks to receive your confirmation packet in the mail and open it immediately. You will need to complete medical information forms and mail them back as soon as possible. Car campers will have an additional form to complete and send back.
You will also receive in the mail before the tour: March, May, and June newsletters, and T-shirt and jersey (if ordered). Directions to Findlay will be in the June Newsletter. Your rider packet (with wristband, rider map [if requested], tour patch, etc.) will be at check-in in Findlay. In late fall, after the tour, you will receive (one per household) the full-color GOBA calendar with photos from the previous June’s tour.
Any costs associated with the following options are at your own expense.
Residence Halls for 2017: A limited number of rooms in RESIDENCE HALLS will be available exclusively for GOBA participants 2 nights of the week. Click on the link to read the description, costs, and reservation details. Reservations for dorms are handled separately. See details on Lodging page.
All registrations are for the entire week–no partial-week registrations. All participants must register, whether or not they are bicycling. Each registrant must agree with and sign the Liability Waiver, Indemnification Agreement, Permission to Provide Medical Treatment and Publicity Release (custodial parent or legal guardian signs for entrants under 18). Registrations are not accepted without payment. Incomplete or improperly filled-out applications will be returned without being processed.
Age restrictions In order to be a GOBA participant who rides on or is pulled by a bicycle, a child must reach their 2nd birthday by June 17, 2017. Note the age restriction does not apply to registered children in a car, accompanying other registered riders. Also be advised, GOBA volunteer support vehicles do not carry child safety seats.
Note that our rider handbook, “The Way to GOBA”, is available exclusively online; contact us if you are not able to access it and need a copy mailed to you.
goba [AT] outdoor-pursuits.org
Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, 1525 Bethel Rd., Ste. 100, Columbus, OH 43220
Note: We no longer have a fax number.