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2005 Route Overview
Findlay - Tiffin - Port Clinton - Elmore - Upper Sandusky - Findlay

Highlights of this year's route include


Saturday, June 18: Findlay, Hancock County Fairgrounds
Findlay/Hancock County Visitors Bureau

Click here for driving directions to the Fairgrounds.

Check-in at GOBA headquarters, Hancock County Fairgrounds, starting at 12:00 noon - Bicycle parade with costume contest - Opening ceremonies and evening entertainment - Come in the afternoon and immerse yourself in the Hancock Historical Museum and log cabin - Steep yourself in the ambiance of a quaint tea room - Cruise into town with the old cars... a show you won't forget!

Sunday: Findlay to Tiffin, Seneca County Fairgrounds
Seneca County Visitors and Convention Bureau

Into the Heartland of Ohio, set off for your week of Adventure - Bask in the warm welcome in Fostoria - Come on into Tiffin and rest a spell... you'll have plenty of time to explore from your "home" base at the Seneca County Fairgrounds - The Bob Evans Restaurant and downtown are just around the corner.

Monday: Tiffin (layover day with options)

Don't miss the Tiffin Glass Museum, celebrating over 100 years of glass-making, the 1928 Ritz Theatre, the beautiful campuses of Heidelberg College and Tiffin University, or the refreshing swim at Hedges-Boyer park. - Or you may want to bike the 50- or 100-mile loop to Seneca Caverns and beyond.

Tuesday: Tiffin to Port Clinton, Port Clinton High School
Ottawa County Visitors Bureau

Meander along the mellow Sandusky River - Visit the "World's Largest Sulfur Springs" in Green Springs (if you dare!) - Pay homage at the serene estate of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont - Come to rest at Port Clinton on the lake.

Wednesday: Port Clinton (layover day with options)

Take a snooze on the beach or a walk in the park - Check your email at the library - See your way to the Marblehead Lighthouse - Take a ferry out to an island for history or shopping or simply relaxing - Or sign up for the bus trip to Cedar Point, for a different brand of excitement!

Thursday: Port Clinton to Elmore, Woodmore High School
Ottawa County Visitors Bureau

Marshland and wildlife refuges provide counterpoint to the cornfields - Stop awhile and admire the bird-life of Ohio - But don't be late for supper in Elmore... the whole town is waiting to meet you - Save time for Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, the crown jewel of area gardens - And just can't miss the party downtown, featuring Mattie Heckman Log House and the historic Elmore Train Station.

Friday: Elmore to Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County Fairgrounds & Upper Sandusky High School
Upper Sandusky Chamber of Commerce

Today you might enjoy a berry muffin from the Ideal Bakery - Head to Upper Sandusky, host town for GOBA 1996 and eagerly awaiting your return - The ever-popular Song Contest will remind you of your last night at camp (it is!)

Saturday: Upper Sandusky to Findlay

Put your bags on the luggage truck, fill up with the last pancake breakfast, then set your sights for Findlay - Congratulate yourself and bask in the thrill of your week's accomplishment... that's what GOBA memories are made of!

 

Route details and mileages are approximate and subject to change.

Your registration will include tent camping. Expect additional costs for food, other lodging, optional side trips and some activities. Details, sign-up forms, and prices will appear in the March and May GOBA Newsletters.