FEES, DEADLINES AND POLICIES
All registration is online and must be completed by midnight on June 15, 2020, or when we reach our limit of 1,500 riders, whichever comes first.
We no longer offer paper registration. The approximate time it takes to process a paper registration is about an hour and with limited resources AND less demand, it no longer makes sense to offer paper registration options. If you’re reading this on a screen, you can register online. If a friend is reading it to you and you don’t have access to a computer, have your friend register you.
Registration fee options
A fourth registration category has been added for 2020 for adults who are willing to pay a premium to sign up for GOBA after the traditional deadline (one month before the tour begins) if space remains. The “adult very late” registration is available May 21 to June 15, 2020, for $400 for riders and non-riders. It is non-refundable.
Here are the registration categories:
- Adult early bird (November 25 to December 31, 2019): $295
- Adult regular (January 1 to April 30, 2020): $320
- Adult late (May 1-20, 2020): $345
- Adult very late (May 20 to June 15, 2020): $400
- Children ages 6-15 (November 25, 2019, to May 20, 2020): $95.
- Children ages 2-5 (November 25, 2019, to May 20, 2020): Free.
Notes regarding children: Each child ages 2-15 must be registered separately. Age is based on what a child’s age will be as of June 20, 2020. Children under age 2 may not ride on a bike or in a bike trailer on GOBA.
After you register, you will receive an acknowledgement email with links to other forms you need to complete — including a form for medical and emergency contact information. You may receive other emails that include links to add-on options that you can reserve separately. Please read all GOBA emails carefully.
Your rider packet — with bike number plate, wristband, tour patch, etc. — will be at check-in in Sidney.
Refund requests must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20, 2020. Refunds will be granted up to that date, minus a $55 processing fee. No refunds after May 20, 2020, for any reason.
Transfer of registration
You may transfer your registration to another person only by following these procedures: The **original** registrant sends an email to GOBA at email@example.com stating the intent to transfer a 2020 registration, subject to a $20 transfer fee. Include the name, home address and email address of both the original registrant and the person who will receive the transfer. The person who will receive the transfer must register himself or herself by June 8, 2020, and pay the $20 transfer fee. If the original registration rate was lower (e.g., “early-bird”), GOBA will give the transferee a discount coupon code to use during registration in order to get the lower rate. Once the transferee has completed registration, a full refund will be issued to the original registrant (the $55 processing fee will be waived). Please note, a transfer request may be denied if all procedures have not been followed, including notifying GOBA beforehand about the intent to transfer.
All registrations are for the entire week — no partial-week registrations. All participants must register, whether or not they are bicycling. Each registrant must turn in during check-in a signed and completed Liability Waiver, Indemnification Agreement, Permission to Provide Medical Treatment and Publicity Release (custodial parent or legal guardian signs for entrants under 18).
Registrations are not accepted without payment or a certificate.
In order to be a GOBA participant who rides on or is pulled by a bicycle, a child must reach their 2nd birthday by June 20, 2020. Note the age restriction does not apply to registered children in a car, accompanying other registered riders. Also be advised, GOBA volunteer support vehicles do not carry child-safety seats.
There will be no guaranteed refunds of payments for registration or camping services in the event of cancellation due to natural disaster, acts of God, acts of terrorism, epidemics or pandemics.
For additional policies, see “How To GOBA” and the Car-Camper Pass and camper services page.