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

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 ***

SIDNEY

Hampton Inn, $125 (two queens or one king) ; discount available for stays June 18-20; call 937-498-8888 or follow this reservation link.

Other Lodging, via this Sidney Chamber of Commerce link

WAPAKONETA

Holiday Inn Express, $99 (two queens or one king; June 5 deadline); call 567-356-4151 and use the code GOB or follow this reservation link. To see a flyer, click here.

Other lodging, via this Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce link

TROY

Residence Inn, $119 (studio with one king bed and one sofa bed; full kitchen; May 25 deadline);  call 937-440-9303 to request GOBA rate, or follow this reservation 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.

FLOOR SLEEPING

Floor sleeping is now available in all three GOBA overnight towns. You can register in the add-ons section of the registration page.

SIDNEY: The floor space at the Shelby County Fairgrounds is free and available to riders that have registered for the space via the GOBA registration system. Then, space will be made available on a first come, first served basis. The space is in two livestock show arenas that are clean; one is fully enclosed with concrete floors and the other is  partially enclosed. Both the arenas have concrete floors, roofs and full/partial walls.  Please use the registration box to let us know if you plan to sleep in the arenas (enter “1” as the quantity).

WAPAKONETA: A two-night package for $30 in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds. This is a modern, enclosed and air-conditioned building.  Limit 100 spaces. Any remaining spaces will be sold onsite for $15 per night.

TROY: A three-night package for $45 at the Troy First Presbyterian Church (20 S. Walnut Street – approxinatemy 1 mile from GOBAville) Limit 60 spaces. Any remaining spaces will be sold onsite for $20 per night.

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.