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Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure SAG

Steven Paisley  | Published on 5/1/2019

DCC GOBA SAG service

Scott Butler, GOBA SAG coordinator

 

Columbus Outdoor Pursuits is celebrating the 31st anniversary of the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure in the Bowling Green-Lake Erie region, and the Dayton Cycling Club will again offer a GOBA SAG service. COP describes the terrain of the June 15-22 family bicycle tour as “flat and flatter with a few small climbs out of river valleys.” The minimum mileage for the week is 140, and the maximum is about 400. Four days are 45-55 scenic miles from town to town, and three are optional riding days with 50- or 100-mile loops from camp. Riders who use the sanctioned shortcuts can reduce the distance of the town-to-town rides to about 35 miles while still visiting all food stops.

GOBA riders will gather Saturday, June 15, at the Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green. On Father’s Day, riders will travel to Fremont.  Monday’s ride to Port Clinton will be 45-55 miles long, where Tuesday and Wednesday will be layover days with optional 50-100 mile loops. A 45-55-mile trek to Oregon follows on Thursday. Friday’s layover day in Oregon will offer an optional loop. The tour ends Saturday with a return to Bowling Green.

The DCC’s GOBA SAG service involves a rental truck that carries participants’ luggage and supplies from town to town, and a minivan that makes daily runs for drinks, ice and snacks. The DCC pays the GOBA registration fees of a full-time truck driver and a full-time van driver. If you are interested in driving the truck or van, contact Scott Butler at (937) 216-1232 as soon as possible.

This service costs $60 for DCC members. Everyone who wishes to participate must join the DCC, which costs $20 for an adult, or $30 per family (two spouses plus their junior dependents). To join or renew, click member signup below (Note that the expiration date for current DCC members is April 30). Your payment guarantees space on a 22-foot rental truck for several small bags of gear plus a lawn chair.



Participants must register separately for GOBA (see http://goba.com) and send us their GOBA numbers upon receipt.

The DCC SAG service can accommodate up to 100 people. We accept applications in the order received. No reservations without payment. You may register before knowing your DCC or GOBA numbers, but we need to know these numbers as soon as you receive them.

To register by mail for the DCC’s GOBA SAG Service, fill out the application GOBAsagRegistration2019  and mail it as directed with a check or money order.  To register and pay online go to GOBA Baggage Truck - 6/15/2019

Questions? Contact Scott Butler at butlerscott@ymail.com or (937)-216-1232.


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