Thank You to Local GOBA Supporters

Sunday morning came as participants of the 26th annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) left the Richland County Fairgrouds for a week-long biking / camping tour (June 14-21).  But before leaving town, they got to experience Mansfield & Richland County with the dining, shopping, and touring options that are so plentiful in our area. The CVB manned a local info booth at the fairgrounds with staff and volunteers and helped arrang shuttle routes to make navigating the options even easier. Saturday night showcased a bike parade and costume contest traveling from the fairgrounds and ending in downtown Mansfield with opening ceremonies and The Jimmy Warner Band.  


Thank you for all the local support that made the Mansfield portion of the GOBA tour a huge success.   Over 50 local volunteers and many organizations helped create a positive experience for GOBA riders. 

Special thanks also go to:
Local GOBA Committee
Over 50 Local Volunteers
Mid Ohio Bikers & Diane Hammett
City of Mansfield
Mansfield & Richland County Safety Services
Mansfield Police (Ken Carroll)

Richland County Sheriff’s office & EMA
City of Shelby, Police, Fire, Christina Thompson
Newhope Industries – Dave Keinath
Contest Judges: Mayor Theaker, Dalton Derr, Doug Versaw
Downtown Mansfield Inc. – Jamie Thompson
Mayor Darrell Banks
Richland County Red Cross – Tina Buckingham
Mansfield Kiwanis & Bob Miller
Ohio Special Response Team – Chuck Taylor
Regional Planning – Paul Bender  
Richland County Fairgrounds – Brian Frieble
Ladies Auxilary – Pat Wells
Steve Reynolds
Ed Gutchall
Jeff & Nick Hammett (bike rack set up/tear down)
Sean Burns (fairgrounds music)
Shelby Y – Kim Stover – bike rack use
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Joe Ashby – Grace Episcipol Church
Pastor Ash Welch – church service
Shuttle stops: Meijer, Office Max, Richland Mall, Kingwood, OSR, Carrousel
The Jimmy Warner Band
Oak Park Tavern

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