GOBA Visits Willoughby

The City of Willoughby is proud to be selected as a host city for the 2023 Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA). 

For 33 years, cyclists have enjoyed participating in GOBA, a seven-day tour that explores a new area of Ohio’s friendly towns every year. This 34th year is the first time GOBA will explore northeast Ohio on a bicycling voyage to the region of “Beaches, Bridges, and Buggies” from June 17th – June 24th. Riders will cycle through five counties in northeast Ohio – Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga, Portage, and Trumbull and stay in four host communities – Jefferson, Willoughby, Kent, and Burton.

“We are honored to be a host city for GOBA,” says Mayor Bob Fiala. “This is a wonderful opportunity to show new visitors all that Willoughby has to offer.”

Upwards of 1,100 cyclists will arrive in Willoughby on Tuesday, June 20th, and set up camp at Todd Field. The city and local merchants have planned activities and events for the cyclists so they can experience much of what Willoughby has to offer. The cyclists will resume their journey on Wednesday.

“Willoughby is eager to extend our hospitality to the GOBA cyclists. Downtown Willoughby business associations will host different activities such as painting classes, ghost walks, wine tastings, and a concert, “shares Parks and Recreation Director Judean Keller.  “Many restaurants will recognize the cyclists with food and drink specials.  It will be a great time for our special guests and all visitors to the downtown area.”

The community is encouraged to welcome the cyclists next week. Please note that Todd Field will be closed to the public from Tuesday, June 20th, at 8:00 am until Wednesday, June 21st, at 11:00 am.

For more information, visit www.goba.com.