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2013 Route Overview
THE ADVENTURE: Saturday, June 15 - Saturday, June 22
Urbana - Troy - Greenville - New Bremen - Sidney - Urbana
GOBA 25: Reunion of the Fittest!

Your registration will include tent camping. You buy all your own meals and snacks. Expect additional costs for other lodging, indoor gym floor-sleeping, optional side trips and some activities. If you register online, you will receive a link in your acknowledgement to the sign-up forms for the Monday and Thursday bus trips. The link will also be in the confirmation letter mailed to all registrants. Details on other options will appear as soon as they are available.... watch for the March & May Newsletters (mailed to all registered riders). Also, keep an eye on Rider Updates on our homepage, and (you don't need a Facebook account to view).

New this year

Highlights of the 2013 tour include

Raffle for Rider #25!

Win the right to wear Rider #25 all week and a prize package, too! Free 2013 registration (we'll refund your fee if you win), an exclusive GOBA sweatshirt (size XL), a massage during GOBA week, 2013 PhotoDVD, & an official GOBA-25 cycling jersey! Register by April 15, 2013 & include your donation for raffle chances at $5 each. Proceeds from the raffle benefit Ohio bicycle-related projects. Buying more chances = more chances to win. After the drawing in the GOBA office, the one winner will be notified by May 15. GOBA will then replace the winner's original rider number with Rider #25.

Saturday, June 15: Urbana

Urbana Mayor Bill Bean welcomes the participants of GOBA 25 to west central Ohio! "I look forward to showcasing the deep-rooted values of the citizens and sharing the pristine rural landscape with all of our visitors."

Soon you, too, will know why Urbana was named a 2011 Best Hometown by Ohio Magazine!

Sunday, June 16: Urbana to Troy
48 miles

As a special 25th GOBA treat, Troy wants you to imagine a riverside concert after a long ride and an active day in the summer sun. Located just across the river from the Troy Park (your campground) is our waterfront marina, the home to your Sunday evening entertainment. It may be a bit early to define the kind of music you'll be experiencing at this venue. So, we're hoping on this night you'll discover a PEACEFUL EASY FEELING and you won't seem like a DESPERADO encountering HEARTACHE on this night. We just want you to sit back and TAKE IT EASY, because right now we just can't TELL YOU WHY. Perch on the riverbank or float in the river to watch this ultimate, blow-out concert. Did you guess? ... It's the band called HOTEL CALIFORNIA, THE ORIGINAL EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND, an experience you won't soon forget!

Monday, June 17: Troy
Layover day, 56 optional miles

Tuesday, June 18: Troy to Greenville
54 miles

Wednesday, June 19: Greenville to New Bremen
55 miles

Thursday, June 20: New Bremen
Layover day, 51 or 102 optional miles

New Bremen stands ready to treat you with its hospitality.

Friday, June 21: New Bremen to Sidney
50 miles

Saturday, June 22: Sidney to Urbana
43 miles

Route details and mileages are approximate and subject to change.

Register now for the 25th GOBA. Don't miss out on the Reunion of the Fittest.