Do Good

Do Good – Do GOBA!
Our mission says it all: GOBA was created in 1989 to organize a yearly one-week bicycle vacation, in order to inspire independence and nurture personal growth, to learn about Ohio, its people, geography and history, to provide inter-generational recreation, to enhance the image of bicycling in Ohio, and to raise funds for bicycle-related projects in Ohio.

Ride with a purpose. Since the beginning, a portion of GOBA proceeds have gone into our Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Bicycle Development Fund which provides grants to bicycle-related projects across Ohio.

Besides the proceeds from your registration fees, you can maximize the good works by adding a donation along with your GOBA registration. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits has 501(c)(3) status. Contributions are tax deductible and you will receive an acknowledgement.

◆ Make your donation check payable to: Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure.
◆ Mail to: 1193 S. Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206

One of our largest beneficiaries has been the Ohio to Erie Trail, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to a continuous off-road trail from Cincinnati to Cleveland, which is nearly complete. For more details on the Ohio to Erie Trail see

By registering for and riding GOBA, you are promoting bicycling in all the best ways across the state.