Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure participants Marsha Carr, Lucy Lehner and David Carr, all of Marion, relax a little in GOBAville in Elmore in 2009. / PHOTO COURTESY DAN SHERIDANWritten by
MARION -- Preparations are under way to show an anticipated 3,000 bicyclists a good time and put them up for the night.
The 23rd Annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure will tour five Central Ohio cities this summer, June 18-25. Marion's stop will be on Father's Day, the second day of the event, for a one-night stay June 19.
Cyclists will be hungry for food, searching for fun and then hitting the sack to rest up before heading out for their third day and a ride to Delaware.
"If people have never experienced a GOBAville, it is a sight to see," Janine Williams said. Rider central will be the Marion County Fairgrounds for this stop. "It's an adventure in camping."
Where residents of Marion can get involved is with any of the many volunteer jobs that will be needed. The Marion GOBA committee is headed up by Williams, lead coordinator, with an assist by Diane Watson, director of the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.