FEES, DEADLINES AND POLICIES
All registration is online and must be completed by midnight on May 15, 2019, 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
- Adult early bird (November 19 to December 31, 2018): $275
- Adult regular (January 1 to April 30, 2019): $300
- Adult late (May 1-15, 2019): $325
- Children ages 6-15 (November 19, 2018, to May 15, 2019): $95.
- Children ages 2-5 (November 19, 2018, to May 15, 2019): Free.
Notes regarding children: Children ages 2-15 must be registered separately. Age is based on what a child’s age will be as of June 15, 2019. 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.
You will also receive via email the March, May and June newsletters. Directions to Bowling Green will be in the June newsletter. Your rider packet — with wristband, tour patch, etc. — will be at check-in in Bowling Green.
Refund requests must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2019. Refunds will be granted up to that date, minus a $55 processing fee. No refunds after May 15, 2019, 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 2019 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 May 31, 2019, 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. During the registration process, each registrant must complete the 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.
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 16, 2019. 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 refunds in the event of cancellation due to natural disasters, acts of god or acts of terrorism.