GOBA Comes to Us This Summer

The 24th Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) will bring over 3000 bicycle riders into our part of the state this June. The annual event will begin and end in Hillsboro on Saturday, June 16, 2012 with a day of celebration and fun for everyone.

Hillsboro mayor, Drew Hastings, has declared the day to be the beginning of a “Summer of Love” and has planned a huge bicycle parade composed of GOBA participants and anyone with a bike who wants to join in. There will also be music, dancing, food, and a huge wedding ceremony for all those wanting to get married for the first time or wanting to renew their vows. The mayor will reside over the ceremonies using his authority as a civil magistrate. All present will be offered a piece of “the world’s longest wedding cake.”

On Sunday GOBA riders will depart Hillsboro for Chillicothe, and other communities, arriving back in Hillsboro on June 23. On Wednesday and Thursday of the week there will probably be some GOBA traffic in and around Greenfield from those participating in an optional loop on those days.

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mike dennis
mike dennis

Larry ,I’ve been reading as many stories as possible today on your site,VERY entertaining !!! I have a GOBA story to share,Back in 1987 ?? GOBA came thru Greenfield , a fella came into the Jewelry Store (Dennis Jewelers)… He was hot,sweaty,and covered with road grime,and had a desperate look on his face. He asked if I did gold work ,and my reply was Yes,he then pulled out a long thin cable that needed an end repaired,a simple repair . I offer him a cold glass of water ,the “John”, the sink and a towel ,we went to the back… Read more »