Great Lakes Rides and Events - The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure
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01-10-13, 10:16 AM
Does anyone have experience with this ride?
01-10-13, 10:34 AM
I have a couple of friends who have done it and loved it. I do a charity ride from CLE to CINCI at the same time so I have not done it myself.
01-10-13, 11:07 AM
I had planned on doing it this year with my family, heard nothing but good things about it
I have done it several times. Hot and flat the first time, hot and hilly the second time. You defginitely get your monies worth and it's always cool to go with a friend or two. Wardie
01-11-13, 09:04 AM
Thanks for the replies!
01-11-13, 10:11 AM
Thanks for the link, I havent heard of it. I will have to check it out!
01-21-13, 09:00 PM
I did it last year. My gf won't camp so we did the motel option. I loved the ride, it was in the southwest corner of Ohio last year - Hillsboro, Washington Courthouse, Wilmington, Chillicothe. Nice mix of flat and hills, the hills on the rest day in Chillicothe were the toughest of the whole trip.
03-22-13, 09:50 PM
GOBA is a great ride, but it is big - up to 3000 people. I have ridden it 11 times and they were all fun.
The organization that puts on GOBA also does a smaller ride in late July called XOBA - The Across Ohio Bicycle Adventure - which runs at 150-250 riders. Slightly higher mileage and fewer lines if the big ride sounds too big for your tastes. www.Ride-XOBA.org
06-08-13, 12:27 PM
I have ridden it about 5 or 6 times. Capped at 3000 persons. They have extended the registration to today. It is well organized and a good family ride. They do have a lights out time so there isn't all night partying. The ride changes routes yearly and have a northwest (flat) route every other year. Daily milage this year is about 50-55 miles with an optional century on one of the two layover days.
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