The Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) is a non-profit international organization based in Phoenix, AZ. with more than 70,000 members in all 50 states and over 45 foreign countries. GWRRA was chartered in 1977 to provide an avenue for mutual enjoyment of the American-made Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. Membership is not limited to only Gold Wing owners. In fact, some of our more active participants, as members are called, do not even own a motorcycle. They just enjoy being around them and the people who do ride. Participants tend to be in the 40+ age bracket and are not members of any one Chapter, rather, they are participants in all Chapters.
GWRRA is organized by International, Region, District (State), and Chapter. The North Carolina District is part of Region "N", The Appalachian Region , consisting of 5 states (Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia). North Carolina and has 32 Chapters as of January 1, 2015 in all areas of the state and is divided into 12 chapters in the East, 10 chapters in the Central, and 10 chapters in the West.
Each year, the GWRRA national rally, "Wing Ding" as it is called, is held and will draw some 8,700+ attendees. Also each year, the North Carolina District Convention ("Wings Over the SmokiesŪ") now being held in Cherokee will draw in excess of 3,000 people, approximately 100 vendors catering to motorcyclists, and will be giving away prizes geared toward Honda GoldWing motorcycles plus raffle chances for $$$. Obtain/Download and read the annual Wings Over the SmokiesŪ registration flier for full details.
Chapters are the GWRRA's basic unit of organization. They hold monthly meetings throughout the year. Each Chapter has a Director and a staff of volunteer officers who must adhere to fairly stringent national guidelines for operation of the organization. Chapters provide the means for participants to meet and plan activities to increase their enjoyment of riding, socializing and just having FUN. Some chapters hold fund raising activities for local charities and provide services for local events.
The GWRRA encourages rider safety by promoting the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Rider Education Programs. Each chapter has an Educator whose job it is to oversee local participation in the GWRRA Rider Education Program, and provide safety instruction at our Chapter gatherings. GWRRA is continually recognized by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) for its efforts.
Who are GWRRA members? We are your next door neighbor. Your associate at work. Your doctor. Your child's teacher. People from all walks of life have come together to make the GWRRA what it is, an organization that makes no social or political demands on its participants, other than to allow them the opportunity to have the time of their life, enjoying the most exciting means of transportation ever invented.
As a Member you will enjoy camaraderie and fellowship while enjoying the comfort of belonging to the largest family of Gold Wing/F6B and other touring motorcycle owners. We like to share our pleasure in the freedom of riding motorcycles with others like ourselves. Our Members strive for improvement by attending GWRRA live, video and webinar safety workshops. We offer an emergency towing and roadside assistance program called Rescue Plus. This is a benefit that ensures peace of mind, day or night. Among our 60,000 + skilled and dedicated Members, you can find the answer to almost any question regarding the Gold Wing! Your special Membership Card signifies your membership, along with many other benefits such as; discounts at touring motorcycle dealerships, designated hotels, campgrounds and travel agencies. As a Member, whenever you need help traveling, our Gold Book Directory connects you with your nearest friends, worldwide. Our most important benefit is sharing how to safely enjoy motorcycling in more ways than you thought possible. Other benefits include:
· Wing World Magazine - steadily growing circulation exceeding 41,000+ copies directly mailed each month to our Members. Read more...at Wing World.
· Text Alerts - Stay up to date with GWRRA, Wing Ding and Wing World Magazine. Simply text "GWRRA" "WingDing" or "WingWorld" to 555-888 to receive up to date news, events and special offers!
· Find-A-Friend - For every five new memberships (households) recruited from our Find-A-Friend Program, you will receive a Gift Certificate with the equivalent value of a Family Membership.
· Rider Education - Our World Class Rider Educational Program has many avenues to educate both our motorcycle community and the general driving public.
· GWRRA Apparel Store - Enjoy high quality apparel and merchandise from our online store.
All of this is encompassed by our GWRRA motto:
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