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BobHufford 01-10-13 10:16 AM

The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure
 
Does anyone have experience with this ride?

http://www.goba.com/index.html

Thanks,

Bob

iforgotmename 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.

Hendricks97 01-10-13 11:07 AM

I had planned on doing it this year with my family, heard nothing but good things about it

wardie 01-10-13 07:29 PM

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

BobHufford 01-11-13 09:04 AM

Thanks for the replies!

Bob

mattheis 01-11-13 10:11 AM

Thanks for the link, I havent heard of it. I will have to check it out!

redbikesrule 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.

AcrossOhio 03-22-13 08:50 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

cyclist2000 06-08-13 11:27 AM

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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