Don’t want to camp? Check out these options …

**This content updated (1/10/24) to reflect all finalized partnership arrangements for 2024. 

We’re excited to welcome back the on-site “Snooze Box” which has serviced other bike tours.  Follow link or see more info below!

GOBA is historically been a predominantly a primitive, tent camping event. However, 10-15% of participants do take advantage of other sleeping options. Here’s a quick video about the various options and our guidelines & policies


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.


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 ***


The closest hotels are 15+ miles away at the Richmond, IN I-70 Interchange.

Hotel partner still being negotiated

You’ll also see 5-6 other hotel options at the same interchange; availability may be limited. Check the Wayne County Visitor’s Bureau for all options.


Comfort Inn is the GOBA partner hotel. It’s less than a mile from GOBA camp

5056 College Corner Pike, Oxford, OH 45056

Awaiting the  registration link for a special group rate of $??+  Rooms must be reserved no later than June 1, 2024.

There are numerous other hotels available in the proximity to GOBAville. Most options available via the Oxford Visitors Bureau.


The Courtyard by Marriot  is the GOBA partner hotel. It is in the heart of downtown Hamilton and adjacent to the attractions, eateries, and the ampitheater (concert) where GOBA participants will convene. It is 1.5 miles from GOBAville.

1 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton, OH 45011

To reserve rooms at the special group rate of $124+, call 1-800-Marriot and ask for “Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure Attendee Block” by 5/22/2024


There closest hotel lodging is in Greenville which is 10+ miles from GOBAville. Our partner hotel is the Baymont Inn. Registration and pricing details soon.

For additional B&B possibilities, find a list at the Darke County Visitors Bureau here.

AIRBNB & VRBO – Many cyclists are using Airbnb and VRBO 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 luggage 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. VRBO link here



Snooze Box provides unique and convenient accommodations for overnight events. They’ve serviced and sold out their beds for many major week-long tours – RAGBRAI, BRAG, and others.

Their hotel trailer offers 5 spacious 8’x10’ rooms each equipped with 3 beds, couch, and optional trundle for extra sleeping space. With the capacity to sleep up to 5 people in each room, the Snooze Box is perfect for friends, couples, or families. The trailer is furnished and equipped with the amenities you need to be comfortable. And, the week-long rental arrangement allows you to stay “unpacked” in your room all week! Now that’s convenient!

Check out the pictures & specs for the Snooze Box on their website. Choose “Events we Service / GOBA” and make your reservation via their site soon!


(Updated at 1/10/24)

Indoor floor sleeping is now available for purchase for all four GOBA overnight towns. You can register in the add-ons section of the registration page.

Indoor Sleeping is sold as a pass for the entire week at $100.  (1st Friday night, June 14 is included if you’re coming early for the GOBA+1 Buckeye Bridge Ride.

GOBA Weekend Riders may purchase a pass for the two nights in Eaton at $30.


EATON: Concrete floor space in a modern, auxiliary fair building at the Preble County Fairgrounds. (On site at GOBAville) Possible air conditioning and good airflow via large barn doors on both ends.

OXFORD: We have confirmed availability in a small air-conditioned gym space at the Tri Community Park Headquarters. (On site at GOBAville). We are awaiting an additional space at a local church or school to accomodate more.

HAMILTON: Concrete floor space in a modern, auxiliary fair building at the Butler County Fairgrounds. (On site at GOBAville) Possible air conditioning and good airflow via large barn doors on both ends.

ARCANUM: Floor space in an air-conditioned high school fieldhouse (adjacent to GOBAville)

INCLIMATE WEATHER & SIGLE NIGHT SALES – availability will be subject to the capacity of each facility. $20/night at door.

Stringent fire regulations limit the number of spaces facilities can offer. All space is first come, first served. Walk-up registration may not be offered in some locations. Local nonprofit groups secure the facilities, and the fee you pay goes entirely to them, minus a credit-card processing charge.