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How to Register

Whichever method you choose, please review the following information before registering:

Online - You can register for GOBA 2014 online, using our secure server. Online registration accepts MasterCard, Visa, or Discover (credit or debit), and you can register multiple participants with one payment.

By Mail - If you prefer to register by mail, download and print a copy of the registration form [interactive pdf file]. This form can also be found in the 2014 GOBA brochure available by mail in January or in bicycle shops around Ohio in the spring.

Note that if you register by mail, you can pay for multiple registrations with one check, but you must include a separate registration form and signed waiver for each participant.

Contact us if you have any questions. Note that registration will close on May 14, 2014, or when we reach our limit of 3,000 riders, whichever comes first.


Postmarked by 12/31/13

Postmarked by

Starting 5/1/14, must be received by 5/14/14
Adults (16 & over)
COP members (*1)
Children 6-15
5 and under
Car camper fee (*2)
[in addition to registration fee]
Refund processing fee (*3)
$49.00 (until deadline)


*1. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits (COP) member discounts apply to adult (16 & over) members only. Not a member of COP? Why not join now and enjoy the GOBA discount. More information

*2. Car Camping - Your registration includes free week-long parking in Hillsboro. If you wish to bring a vehicle along with you each day, you will need to register as a "Car Camper." Please see additional information and vehicle requirements before choosing this option, on the Car Camper registration form [PDF].

*3. Cancellations - Requests for refunds must be sent by certified mail and postmarked by 5/14/2014; no refunds will be made after that date.

Rider 26 Raffle
$5.00 each chance, deadline April 15
T-shirt (2014)
$18.00 each incl. tax & shipping (Availability not assured after April 30)
Jersey (2014)
$55.00 each incl. tax & shipping
Photo DVD (2014)
$30.00 each incl. tax & shipping


Please make note of the various deadlines for in the fee schedule above - register early and save!

All registrations must be received no later than 5pm EDT Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Online registration will close promptly at that time, and any mailed-in registrations must reach us before that time. When mailing, please ensure all waivers are signed and the fees are fully paid with a signed check or money order. Last-minute registrants may want to consider using FedEx or similar express delivery method, to ensure that the forms reach us in time.

Merchandise - Order when you register or afterward

Your registration form includes options to order GOBA T-shirts, the 2014 GOBA Jersey, and the Photo DVD from GOBA 2014 when you register. These items are also available for purchasing separately.

See the Merchandise page for more information. Note that T-shirt color and size availability are not assured after April 30.

Raffles for special rider numbers

In honor of our 26th year, catch the fun by vying for Rider #24 or #2424! Here's how you can enter to win:

Rider #2626 Submit your registration postmarked by December 31st - that's it! You will be automatically entered and there is no additional cost

Rider #26 Look for this option on your registration form. Register by April 15 and include your donation for raffle chances at $5.00 each. Winner receives a prize package worth more than $350! Buying more chances = more chances to win! The package includes

All proceeds from the raffle go directly to the Bicycle Development Fund to benefit Ohio bicycle-related projects. Drawings will be held in the GOBA office. Both winners will be notified within 4 weeks of the contest closings. GOBA will then void out the winners' original rider number and will re-issue the new GOBA-24 number.

Other options on registration form

Web Publications Help us save paper by choosing this option to read the 2014 GOBA Digest online, rather than receiving a printed copy by mail. It should be available online around May 30; check our homepage periodically for updates.

Note that our rider handbook, The Way to GOBA, is available exclusively online; contact us if you are not able to access it and need a copy mailed to you.

Bicycle Parade Check "yes" if you think you will participate in the GOBA Bicycle Parade in Hillsboro on Saturday, June 16. Parade details will be in one of the spring newsletters.

Vegetarian Meals We provide information about vegetarian meal needs to the local non-profit groups who are preparing meals. This is not, however, a guarantee that vegetarian meals will be available from every food vendor. Since you will be purchasing all your meals and snacks, you are free to choose among non-profit groups, restaurants, or grocery stores. Be sure to ask at the local Info Booth in each camp for directions to these options.

After you register

You will receive a confirmation packet in the mail within a few weeks of registering. This packet will include the rider numbers for eveyone in your group, as well as medical information cards, which you should complete and mail back to us as soon as possible. Car campers will have an additional form to complete and send back.


All registrations are for the entire week--no partial-week registrations. All participants must register, whether or not they are bicycling. Each registrant must agree with and sign the Liability Waiver and Indemnification Agreement (custodial parent or legal guardian signs for entrants under 18). Registrations are not accepted without payment and are non-transferable. Incomplete or improperly filled-out applications will be returned without being processed.

Age restrictions 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, 2014. 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.

Financial resposibility If you should need ambulance transportation on the tour, you may need to pay for it. Bring your medical insurance card.

Pets Since our overnight facilities have restrictions regarding animals on the grounds, we must request that you not bring your pets into GOBA campgrounds.

Alcohol is not permitted in the camping areas of GOBAville. In addition, some of our facilities strictly prohibit the use of alcohol on all parts of their grounds. Non-compliers will be asked to leave the tour.

Your ability to ride As with any physical activity, you should consult your physician about your ability to participate in GOBA.

Food is not included in the registration fee; you pay for all your meals & snacks as you go.

Smoking is not permitted inside public facilities and restaurants in Ohio. Also, some of the local facilities during GOBA week may have their own restrictions that apply throughout their grounds. Please observe all no-smoking signs.

Contact us:


Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure
1525 Bethel Rd., Ste. 100
Columbus, OH 43220