Arcanum, Eaton to be a part of the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure


This year is the 35th annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure! (GOBA). This is a week-long bicycle tour that spans across Ohio. This year’s theme is the Doughnut Trail, in search of doughnuts and adventure in southwest Ohio.

The tour will go through three counties in Ohio: Butler, Preble, and Darke. Within these three counties, the tour will stay in four host communities: Eaton, Oxford, Hamilton, and Arcanum.

GOBA is a destination tour that attracts fun-loving cyclists from across the country. In 2023, riders came from 37 states and three foreign countries.

Join us from June 15-22, 2024, on a bicycling voyage to the region of beautiful countryside, buckeyes, covered bridges, and doughnuts!

On GOBA, you set your own pace while making memories with family, friends, and up to 1,500 other riders. The itinerary is designed to showcase the area’s treasures, both natural and man-made, for cyclists of all ages and interests.

GOBA will have four “mandatory” riding days and three layover days, giving you more opportunities to sightsee, do optional rides, or just sleep in. The terrain in this region is generally flat.

GOBA also gives you more choices on how far to ride. Want a challenge? Ride every day on fully supported routes, including an optional 100-mile century test, for a total of about 400 miles. Looking for less? Skip the three layover day rides and use our supported shortcuts on the routes between the three host towns to reduce the distance to about 160 miles for the week. Add the new “GOBA +1” Buckeye Bridge Ride option and enjoy an extra day of riding for another 15-75 miles!

Sign up for GOBA before the early-bird deadline at midnight EDT on Sunday, February 4, 2024, to get the best price, and be sure to add GOBA jerseys, T-shirts, and other valuable extras. And buy a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to win a free registration and other perks as Rider 35. Click here for registration details.

Join us on the quest for doughnuts and a big adventure on GOBA 35! Click here to learn more about GOBA.