GOBA 2018 registration deadline extended until Friday, May 25th!


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Downloadable Form for offline/mail-in registration


If you have online registration questions, email
For Optional Extras will be available starting January 1, 2018.

GOBA 2018 Registration is limited to the first 1,500 registrants. Registration deadline is May 25, 2018, or when we reach 1,500, whichever comes first.


Deadlines For Registration
Registration has been extended to 5 pm EDT, Friday, May 25, 2018, or when we reach our limit of 1,500 riders, whichever comes first.
Online registration will close promptly at that time, and any mailed-in registrations must reach us before that time. When mailing, please ensure all waivers are signed and the fees are fully paid with a signed check or money order. Last-minute registrants may want to consider using FedEx or similar express delivery method, to ensure that the forms reach us in time.

Cancellations/Refunds: Postmark by May 16, 2018. Refund requests must be sent in writing and postmarked by May 16, 2018. Refunds will be granted up to that date, minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds after May 17, 2018, for any reason.
Car Camper Pass: Your registration already includes parking your vehicle for free all week long in Delaware. This pass is for those participants who wish to bring their vehicle along each day into the other GOBA campgrounds. The Car Camper Fee is in addition to the registration fee. The driver and all occupants will need to register, and pay the registration fee for all and one Car Camper fee for the vehicle. The Car Camper pass is only valid in a particular camp for the one or 2 nights that GOBA is camping there. Please see Car Camper Policies and Procedures and vehicle requirements before choosing this option.


Fees: For Fee Discounts: Please make note of the various deadlines indicated in the fee schedule below – register early and save!

Postmarked by 12/31/2017 or online by 12/31/17 Postmarked or online by 5 pm EDT 4/30/2018 Starting 5/1/2018 AND must be received by 5:00 PM EDT Extended to 5/25/2018
Adults (16 & over) $275.00 $300.00 $325.00
Children 6-15 $95.00 $95.00 $95.00
5 and under Free Free Free
Car camper fee [in addition to registration fee] $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Cancellation fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00(until 5/17/2017)
Rider 29 Raffle $5.00 each chance, deadline April 15
For details on t-shirt, jersey, 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.
Sign up for Optional Extras … see GOBA Newsletters or click these links:
Reward: Program for Returning Riders
Towel Service
Optional Trips

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 2018 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 6, 2018 (received by date, not postmark). If transfer materials are received by May 16, 2018, 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.

Merchandise – Order is a separate registration The GOBA merchandise registration will include options to order 2018 GOBA T-shirts and the 2018 GOBA Jerseys. Note that T-shirt and jersey availability are not assured after April 15.

Raffle-Donation for Special Rider Numbers In honor of our 30th year, catch the fun by vying for Rider #30 or #2018!
Here’s how you can enter to win. Rider #2018 Submit your registration is complete by December 31st – that’s it! You will be automatically entered and there is no additional cost. Rider #30 Look for this option on your registration form. Register by May 16 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 2018 registration (we’ll refund your fee if you win)
  • A massage during GOBA week
  • An exclusive GOBA-2018 unisex short sleeve jersey

Drawings will be held in the GOBA office. Winners will be notified prior to the event.

After you register If you register online, you will receive an acknowledgement email with links to other forms you need to complete or options that you can reserve separately. Please read the email carefully.

You will also receive by email before the tour: March, May, and June newsletters.  Directions to Delaware will be in the June Newsletter. Your rider packet (with wristband, rider map [if requested], tour patch, etc.) will be at check-in in Delaware. .

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

Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Membership: You too can become a member of Columbus Outdoor Pursuits and enjoy outdoor activities all year long. The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure is owned and organized by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits, a volunteer-based, non-profit organization, providing opportunities and education for outdoor recreation and activities. For more information on membership and activities click here, for the COP website.


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, 2018. 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.

For additional policies, see “How To GOBA” and Car Camper Policies.

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.

Contact Us

Ph. 614-273-0811

Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, 1193 S. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43206

Note: We no longer have a fax number.