MANSFIELD—The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) rolls into Mansfield on June 14 and the local GOBA committee could use a few more volunteers to help with this large event. Help is needed setting up the campground, staffing the first aid station and information booth, putting up signs, assisting with bike parade, and more. Contact Kim Miers at the Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 419-525-1300, ext. 26 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The week-long biking and camping event takes the 2,500 participants on a tour from Mansfield to Orrville, Coshocton, Mt. Vernon, Bucyrus and back to Mansfield on June 21. Mansfield and Richland County will be in the spotlight as the “start” and “end” town, providing opportunities to showcase the area’s dining, shopping, attractions, and activities.
CVB promotion of the area brings dollars into local economy
As the only tourism focused economic development organization in Richland County, The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau (M/RCVB) is chartered to promote the area’s facilities, attractions and events as a destination for group tours, conventions and visitors, and to developing new visitor markets.
Tourism, the 4th largest employer in Richland County, supports 3,975 jobs with a payroll of $69.8 million, while generating spending of $283.6 million and Local Taxes of $7.6 million.
A local employer of four full-time and one part-time staff, the M/RCVB uses the talents of volunteers and interns to accomplish its mission. Its website can be found at the following Internet address: www.mansfieldtourism.com.