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2014 Trivia...

posted Jan 6, 2014, 6:51 PM by Jerry Capehart

The following link is an article about the 50 Safest Cities in Ohio...

How many and what are the ones we have staying in on the previous 16 XOBAs?

How many and what are the ones we have visited but not stayed in on the previous 16 XOBAs?

XOBA 2008 by Dan Sheridan

posted Dec 30, 2013, 6:13 AM by Jerry Capehart   [ updated Dec 30, 2013, 6:13 AM ]

Please check out this post by Dan Sheridan about XOBA AT

XOBA Tent Service

posted Jun 18, 2013, 7:43 PM by Jerry Capehart   [ updated Jun 18, 2013, 7:43 PM by Jerry Capehart ]

New this year, and this is a last minute add, XOBA Tent Services.

This is the same service we have done in the past.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Padre needed to pull out this year.
Everything is still good with Padre, so no worries there.

Blake will be running the Tent service with the same great services you have seen in the past.

If you are already registered for XOBA and want to add the tent service

If you have not registered, we have added it to our registration.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call us.
330.333.XOBA (9622)

6 weeks until XOBA, what to expect???

posted Jun 5, 2013, 7:22 PM by Jerry Capehart   [ updated Jun 5, 2013, 7:27 PM ]

Website update
Facebook updates
Yahoo Groups Updates
Route Updates

New for 2013
  • Added 3rd SAG vehicle
  • 3 Catered Dinners
    • Bethel, Richmond, Paulding
  • 1 Catered Breakfast
    • Richmond
  • Special Guests
  • Musical Guest
  • touching 4 states, staying in 3 states
  • Games Tent (board games, card games and the like)
  • We will have a record number of volunteers this year.
  • and a few other new and creative happenings.

seems like nearly everyone was asking on the after ride survey.

Oh yeah and before we forget. XOBA has it's own phone number. 330.333.XOBA

XOBA Postcards

posted May 27, 2013, 7:37 PM by Jerry Capehart   [ updated May 27, 2013, 7:37 PM ]

Have you heard about the XOBA postcards?
They are all over the place, and not just central Ohio.
Click on the link to the left or below to check out our just some of the places to find us.

We have list just over 20 places to get you started.

Grandville Bike Swap - Saturday, May 18th, 2013

posted May 7, 2013, 2:09 PM by Jerry Capehart   [ updated May 7, 2013, 2:09 PM by Jerry Capehart ]

Any Pelotonia rider can make money for their own personal commitment by selling their own extra bikes obviously, but also by getting friends to donate or sell their un- or under-used bikes and directing the proceeds to them. A pretty cool thing for Pelotonia riders! 
 ~ It's not just bikes; any bike stuff can be donated or sold. People can register their stuff on the web site -- and that will make our life easier day of event -- but they don't have to
 ~ All kinds of bikes are welcome. We plan to have three sections -- kids, performance, and 'all others.'

Jim Burkhart ~ September 30, 1944 - April 24, 2013

posted Apr 29, 2013, 8:14 PM by Jerry Capehart   [ updated Apr 29, 2013, 8:16 PM by Jerry Capehart ]

Our dear friend and
long time XOBA rider 
passed away 
Wednesday, April, 24th, 2013.

We all have many fond memories of Jim from XOBA, 

Jim will be remembered for many things.
here are just a few events he enjoyed...

Team Roll, 
Rain and 

Memorial contributions can be made to: 
Sunbury United Methodist Church Endowment Fund 
or James Cancer Research Hospital (

2013 - Update

posted Apr 9, 2013, 3:08 PM by Jerry Capehart   [ updated Apr 9, 2013, 3:08 PM ]

We are working on some final details for 2013 to make it one of our best yet.
Some things you need to know...
  • We have added a 3rd Dinner for 2013 only.
  • We will have 3 sag vehicles everyday
  • Concessions and Merchandise will be available every day, starting the first evening in Bethel
  • The popcorn machine is back!!!
  • New this year, Games tent, with board games and the like. Make sure you thank Tom for this!
  • Concessions Menu is listed here... 
    • Menu items will be finalized by First part of June, and Pricing first part of July
    • We are open to any and all suggestions for menu items, so let us know what you like
    • Adding 'Stinger Waffles' to menu
    • Adding flavored yogurt
    • You requested it, we will have it. Chocolate Milk! 
  • and like always, a few of the overnights will have some added, last minute surprise additions.
    • maybe a Local Celebrity? 
    • maybe a Local Band?
    • who knows... you will have to be there to find out!
  • Some of the new XOBA Merchandise will be posted as it becomes available.
  • Remember Concessions is Cash Only.
  • New this year, all Merchandise can be paid for by Cash or Credit Card (when Wifi is available)
Don't forget to prepare for Friday night's 
"No-Talent ~ Talent Show" 
there have been a few rumors flying around for what may show up this year.

2013 - Going Where We Have Never Gone Before

posted Jan 6, 2013, 1:12 PM by Maureen Capehart   [ updated Jan 6, 2013, 1:12 PM by Jerry Capehart ]

We are so excited about this year's ride! You asked for something new and we did our best to dream it up. The result? Four states in a week!

We will be parking in Pioneer, way up near the Michigan border; then busing to Bethel in the southwest.

From there we have a ferry ride to Kentucky with overnights in Alexandria and Warsaw*. After we cross the river to Indiana and bypass those riverfront casinos, we hit Ohio again on Tuesday. Overnights in Harrison, OH*, New Paris, OH*, Celina, OH* and Monroeville, IN* will take us back to our cars.

Once again we will be visiting local stores and restaurants along the way to fuel up and keep ourselves fed. We will be practicing our skits and stand-up routines for the non-talent show. Brian will be back to keep our bikes in tip-top condition for the road. And yes, we will absolutely have popcorn and smoothies in camp every afternoon.

We are planning to serve dinners on Saturday and Friday. We are working on the routing for the optional centuries for all of you who just love an extra challenge.

*Still waiting on those pesky final signatures..... But this should only be another day or two.

Welcome to the New Website

posted Jan 6, 2013, 12:44 PM by Jerry Capehart   [ updated Jan 6, 2013, 12:44 PM ]

Originally Posted August 2012, Revised December 2012

Welcome to the New Website

There have been a lot of changes in the past year. 

Our New WebMasters took control of the old website in late 2011 and revamped it into something fun, functional and ever changing

This was just a temporary change to get us through the 2012 President's of Ohio Tour. 

Our parent organization,
Columbus Outdoor Pursuits
went through a complete website overhaul, and launched Labor Day Weekend, September 3rd, 2012.

We moved too. We now have an independent site, hosted by Google. 

Make sure if you have any issues you report them to our WebMasters.

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