HOTELS AND OTHER OFF-SITE LODGING
GOBA riders are welcome to take advantage of alternative lodging options, such as hotels and B&Bs in our host communities, at your own expense.
Any costs associated with such options are not included in your GOBA registration.
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 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 properties; 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. Or consider using Uber or Lyft services.
In order to get their necessities to their motel or other lodging, 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.
Hotels and other lodging are not necessarily on the free bus shuttle route in overnight communities, and the free buses DO NOT transport bikes.
HOTEL DISCOUNTS FOR GOBA 32 RIDERS
Several hotels in the GOBA overnight towns are offering discounts to riders, and more are expected to now that the towns have been announced. Use the web link or call the hotel directly and ask for the GOBA discount. Most properties limit the number of rooms available for the discount and have a reservation deadline. GOBA and the town committees have arranged the following discounts (prices do not include taxes). Click on the hotel name for a link to its website, or click on the reservation link in the description to go to an online form in which the discount and/or group codes are already entered.
*** Be sure to check this page regularly as more hotels are added ***
Other Lodging, via this Sidney Chamber of Commerce link
Other lodging, via this Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce link
Other Lodging, via this Troy Visitors Bureau link.
AIRBNB – Many cyclists are using Airbnb to book rooms and spaces from local community hosts. Be aware that these properties are not commercial and will not offer shuttles or transports to/from the GOBAville luggae trucks. If you choose this option, consider the logistics mentioned above to shuttle via Uber or Lyft and/or to transport essential needs via backpack or pannier on your bicycle. Airbnb link here.