Looking to buy or sell a deferment?

How transfers work

A registration deferment from the canceled 2020 Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure can be transferred without a fee at any time from now until the start of GOBA 2024.

This page provides a forum for people looking to sell or buy a GOBA 2020 deferment to get in touch.

The buyer inherits all privileges and limitations of the GOBA 2020 deferment at the time of the transfer. The transfer is not official until the seller submits the online GOBA Deferment Transfer Form to Columbus Outdoor Pursuits.

A deferment grants the holder one fully paid GOBA registration in his or her choice of 2022, 2023 or 2024. There is no additional charge for the registration, even if the price of GOBA has increased.

Deferments and WOBA

A GOBA deferment cannot be used for a fully paid Western Ohio Bicycle Adventure registration in 2021. GOBA and WOBA are two separate events, both operated by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits.

But status as a deferment holder gives the holder priority for registration for WOBA, depending on whether their deferment falls into Group 1 or Group 2.

  • Group 1 consists of people whose deferment is for an “early bird” GOBA registration that were originally purchased between Nov. 25 and Dec. 31, 2019, for $295.
  • Group 2 consists of people whose deferment is for a “regular” GOBA registration that was purchased between Jan. 1 and March 17, 2020, for $320.

Deferment holders in Group 1 are guaranteed a spot in WOBA if they register by March 31, 2021, at the discounted rate of $240 (adult).

Deferment holders in Group 2 are NOT guaranteed a spot in WOBA but can sign up for a wait-list to receive priority for any spots that the Group 1 deferment holders don’t fill by March 31, 2021. Those who make the cut can register for WOBA at the $240 rate from April 1-15, 2021. The cut is based on when the 2020 GOBA registration was purchased — the earlier the purchase, the higher the spot on the wait-list. (Update: Everyone on the wait-list made the cut and can claim a guaranteed spot on WOBA if they register by April 15, 2021.)

Transferring a deferment

If there’s a transfer of a Group 1 deferment, the seller must submit the online transfer form by April 15, 2021, and the buyer must register for WOBA by April 30, 2021, to receive a guaranteed spot and the $240 rate.

All of those on the Group 2 deferment wait-list made the cut. If they wish to sell the deferment, they must submit the online transfer form by April 15, 2021, and the buyer must register for WOBA by April 30, 2021, to receive a guaranteed spot and the $240 rate. 

Open registration period

If WOBA has spots remaining after April 1, 2021, an open registration period will be held until May 15 or until all the spots are sold, whichever occurs first. During the open period, the adult registration price for non-holders of deferments is $350 until April 15 and $400 after April 15. The open registration period is first come, first served. No priority for spots is given to deferment holders, except the April 30 deadline for a guaranteed spot if an eligible deferment was transferred by April 15. 

Additional details

For more information about deferments and transfers, please visit www.goba.com/woba-registration-2021.

DEFERMENT MARKETPLACE

LISTINGS OF DEFERMENTS FOR SALE

Anyone wishing to offer a GOBA 2020 deferment for sale on this page should send an email to goba@outdoor-pursuits.org expressing their intention to sell the deferment, an email address or phone number where they can be contacted (required); the price (optional) and any other information they wish to include. Any transaction is strictly between the buyer and seller, and Columbus Outdoor Pursuits and its entities assume no responsibility for the transaction. No deferment will be transferred until the seller submits the online GOBA Deferment Transfer Form, which must include the buyer’s name, email address and phone number.

The transfer form must be submitted by April 15, 2021, and the buyer must register for WOBA by April 30, 2021, to get guaranteed spot and the $240 adult rate.

A seller may have their listing on this page removed by sending an email to goba@outdoor-pursuits.org.

Group 1

This type of GOBA 2020 deferment gives the holder a fully paid GOBA registration in 2022, 2023 or 2024. A buyer of a Group 1 deferment also gets a guaranteed spot in WOBA and a $240 adult rate if the deferment is transferred by April 15, 2021, and the buyer registers from WOBA by April 30, 2021. See the box at left for details.

 

I would like to sell my group 1 deferment for $250.00. Buyer gets priority in WOBA and the $240 rate if registration is completed by April 30. Also the GOBA deferment can be used for a fully paid GOBA registration for 2022, 2023 or 2024. Contact ckpetty(AT)embarqmail.com

 

I would like to sell my group 1 deferment for $275.00. Buyer gets priority in WOBA and the $240 rate if registration is completed by April 30. Also the GOBA deferment can be used for a fully paid GOBA registration for 2022, 2023 or 2024. Contact dkrpick(AT)gmail.com

 

Group 2

This type of GOBA 2020 deferment gives the holder a fully paid GOBA registration in 2022, 2023 or 2024. A buyer of a Group 2 deferment is guaranteed a spot in WOBA only if the original holder had signed up for the wait-list by March 31, 2021. Everyone on the wait-list made the cut for a guaranteed spot in WOBA — if they registers by April 15, 2021. The holder also has until April 15, 2021, to transfer the deferment, and the buyer has until April 30, 2021, to register  for the spot and receive the guaranteed spot and the $240 rate. See the box at left for details.

 

Currently no listings. Here is a sample listing that would go here: I would like to sell my Group 2 deferment. Please send me an offer at joe.smith(AT)seller.com or call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx.

 

Remember: A deferment transfer doesn’t take effect until the seller submits the transfer form.