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

OTHER 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 the following 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.

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 are not necessarily on the free bus shuttle route in overnight communities, and the free buses DO NOT transport bikes. However we are seeking a van shuttle service to transport you, your bike and your luggage to and from off-site lodging for a fee.

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, $99 (two queens or one king) and $109 (king suite with whirlpool or study); discount available for stays June 14-30; call 937-498-8888 or follow this reservation link.

WAPAKONETA

Holiday Inn Express, $99 (two queens or one king; June 6 deadline); call 567-356-4151 and use the code GOB or follow this reservation link. To see a flyer, click here.

TROY

Holiday Inn Express, $123.99 (two queens; May 23 deadline); call 937-332-1700 or follow this reservation link.

Residence Inn, $119 (studio with one king bed and one sofa bed; full kitchen; May 24 deadline);  call 937-440-9303 to request GOBA rate, or follow this reservation link.

 

INDOOR FLOOR SLEEPING

GOBA is working with local communities to offer riders indoor floor sleeping in or near all four overnight camps on this year’s tour. Watch this page for updates. Some communities may offer advance registration through the “add-ons” section of the GOBA registration page.

Stringent fire regulations limit the number of spaces facilities can offer. All space is first-come, first-served and requires a payment. 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.