How to Register

GOBA-2014 registration is now closed.     ——- Cancellation deadline was May 14.  No refunds after May 14. —— The raffle for rider #26 closed April 15.—— For details, click on the links below.  If you haven’t yet mailed your medical profile form, bring it with you & turn it in on GOBA.  If you have already purchased a Car Camper Pass (see link below), FAX your form no later than 6/11/14 to 614-459-8044.  If you don’t receive t-shirt or jersey order in mail before GOBA, see Alloy in camp by Tues. of GOBA week.  GOBA office closes 5 pm, Thurs., 6/12, and re-opens 12 noon, Mon., 6/23/14.

Whichever method you choose, please review REGISTRATION OPTIONS (just below the links), as well as the following information before registering:


To reserve your space on GOBA 2014, you can register in one of 2 ways:
–> 1. Online – You can register for GOBA 2014 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. This form can also be found in the 2014 GOBA brochure available by mail in January or in bicycle shops around Ohio in the spring.
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 12/31/2013(Early registration fee no longer available) Postmarked by 4/30/2014 Starting 5/1/2014, must be
received by 5/20/2014
Adults (16 & over) $215.00 $235.00 $260.00
COP members (*1) $205.00 $225.00 $250.00
Children 6-15 $95.00 $95.00 $95.00
5 and under Free Free Free
Car camper fee (*2)
[in addition to registration fee]
$45.00 $45.00 $45.00
Cancellation fee (*3) $49.00 $49.00 $49.00(until deadline)

*1. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits (COP) member discounts apply to adult (16 & over) members only. Not a member of COP? Why not join now and enjoy the GOBA discount. More information.

*2. Car Camping – Please see Car Camper Policies and Procedures and vehicle requirements before choosing this option.

*3. Cancellations – Requests for refunds must be sent by certified mail and postmarked by 5/14/2014; no refunds will be made after that date.

Other fees:

Rider 26 Raffle $5.00 each chance, deadline April 15
T-shirt (2014) $18.00 each incl. tax & shipping (Availability not assured after April 30)
Jersey (2014) $55.00 each incl. tax & shipping. Order by April 30.
Photo DVD (2014) $30.00 each incl. tax & shipping


For details on t-shirt, jersey, and Photo DVD, see Merchandise


Registration: All registrations must be received no later than 5pm EDT Tuesday, May 20, 2014.   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.
Note that registration will close on May 14, 2014, or when we reach our limit of 3,000 riders, whichever comes first.

Cancellation/Refunds: Refund requests must be sent by certified mail and postmarked by May 14, 2014. Refunds will be granted up to that date, minus a $49 processing fee. No refunds after May 14, 2014 for any reason.

Fee Discounts: Please make note of the various deadlines for in the fee schedule above – register early and save!

Contact us if you have any questions.

Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Membership:
You too can become a member of Columbus Outdoor Pursuits and enjoy a GOBA discount as well as 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.

Merchandise – Order when you register or afterward

Your registration form includes options to order 2014 GOBA T-shirts, the 2014 GOBA Jerseys, and the Photo DVD from GOBA 2014 when you register. These
items are also available for purchasing separately.

See the Merchandise page for more information. Note that T-shirt and jersey availability are not assured after April 30.

Rider Raffle for Special Rider Numbers

In honor of our 26th year, catch the fun by vying for Rider #26! Register by April 15 and include your donation for raffle chances at $5.00 each.
Rider #2626 Submit your registration postmarked by December 31st – that’s it! You will be automatically entered and there is no additional cost.
Rider #26 Look for this option on your registration form. Register by April 15 and include your donation for raffle chances at $5.00 each. Winner receives a prize package worth more than $350! Buying more chances = more chances to win!The package includes

  • Free 2014 registration (we’ll refund your fee if you win)
  • An exclusive GOBA sweatshirt (size XL)
  • A massage during GOBA week
  • 2014 PhotoDVD
  • An official 2014 GOBA riding jersey

All proceeds from 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-26 number.

Other options on registration form

Web Publications Help us save paper by choosing this option to read the 2014 GOBA Digest online, rather than receiving a printed copy in your rider packet. It should be available online around May 30; check our homepage periodically for updates.

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.

Bicycle Parade Check “yes” if you think you will participate in the GOBA Bicycle Parade in Mansfield on Saturday, June 14. Parade details will be in one of the spring newsletters.

After you register

You will receive a confirmation packet in the mail within a few weeks of registering. This packet will include the rider numbers for everyone in your group, as well as medical information forms which you should complete and mail back to us as soon as possible. Car campers will have an additional form to complete and send back.


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 and Indemnification Agreement (custodial parent or legal guardian signs for entrants under 18). Registrations are not accepted without payment and are non-transferable. 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 15, 2014. 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”

Contact Us
Ph. 614-273-0811
FAX 614-459-8044
gobainfo [AT]
Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure
1525 Bethel Rd., Ste. 100
Columbus, OH 43220