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Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure set to kickoff (Audio included)

The 2017 Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure begins its 29th GOBA tonight with 1,500 participants.

The seven day tour is from June 17th to 24th and begins in Findlay and travels to Tiffin, Upper Sandusky, Bellefontaine, and Kenton.

GOBA Director Jerry Rampelt says, “GOBA is one of the largest week-long rides in the United States and offers riders the best of Ohio.”

The opening ceremony takes place tonight at 6:30 as riders assemble at the Hancock County Fairgrounds and ride into downtown Findlay. Riders in costumes based on the theme “There is no place like GOBA” will lead the parade.

“The public is invited to join GOBA riders in the downtown festivities and the music of the Reese Daily Band,” added Rampelt.

GOBA participants ride between 271 and 431 miles during the week.

Week schedule:

Saturday, June 17: Camp overnight at the Hancock County Fairgrounds

Sunday, June 18: Ride to Tiffin and camp for two nights at Hedges Boyer Park (55 miles)

Monday, June 19: Camp at Hedges Boyer Park (optional ride of 60 miles)

Tuesday, June 20: Ride to Wyandot County Fairgrounds in Upper Sandusky (50 miles)

Wednesday, June 21: Ride to Bellefontaine High School (56 miles)

Thursday, June 22: Camp at Bellefontaine High School (Optional rides of 48 and 100 miles)

Friday, June 23: Ride to Hardin County Fairgrounds in Kenton (61 miles)

Saturday, June 24: Ride to Hancock County Fairgrounds (49 miles)

Listen to Rampelt explain how the GOBA route is selected each summer.

You can see more on the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure at http://goba.com/wordpress/

You can hear Rampelt on “In Sync” Sunday morning at 6:30 on WPKO.

We encourage open dialogue among people who may disagree. Difficult conversations must be had sometimes to make progress. If you disagree, please disagree respectfully. Cruelty will not be tolerated. This is a family friendly group.
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