WHAT IS GWRRA? 


HISTORY

Founded in 1977, The Gold Wing Road Riders Association
(GWRRA) is the world's largest single-marquee social organization for owners and riders of Honda Gold Wing/Valkyrie motorcycles -- and some would say, the world's largest family.
Our organization is open to ALL motorcyclists and ALL brands of motorcycles!!!


In just 34 years GWRRA has grown to more than 80,000 members in the U.S., Canada, and Internationally in 53 countries. There are over 900 active Chapters, managed by 4,000 volunteer officers working with members to foster safe, enjoyable riding while also working to improve the public image of motorcycling.

Dedicated to our motto, Friends for Fun, Safety, and Knowledge, GWRRA members enjoy the freedom of belonging to a not-for-profit, non-religious and non-political organization. 
The Association is built on 4 simple ideals: 

     1) Promote "Safety" for enjoyable riding.
2) Promote "Friendship" among all motorcyclists.
3) Promote the "Positive Image" of motorcycling.
4) Promote "Fun" which is the common thread runing through the Association.

Benefits of being a GWRRA Member include:
· Wing World Magazine - Monthly Magazine
· Gold Book - service directory, a traveling companion that includes
· Member, officer & dealer listings, and helpful travel features.
· Rescue Plan - Emergency Roadside Assistance 
· GWRRA exclusive satisfaction guaranteed or your money back
· GWRRA Web Site
· AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!!

Once you join GWRRA, you can participate with as many Chapters as you choose. You decide your own level of involvement and time. Wherever you go, wherever you travel, you're welcomed. GWRRA membership opens doors to friendship everywhere you ride! Monthly Chapter get-togethers (often light-hearted exchanges of information at a breakfast location) are pleasant, social occasions. There are no expectations, riding requirements, elections, politics, required uniforms, or Chapter dues.

We invite you to share the joys of owning and riding your Gold Wing/Valkyrie with 80,000 people like you worldwide! We even guarantee you'll be glad you did!


Who belongs to GWRRA?
GWRRA members are men and women from all walks of life with varied interests and backgrounds. We have riders in their teens, riders in their 90's and every age in between! Many ride solo; many ride with their children or grandchildren! Some ride Wings that are new; some ride Wings that are "classics." Some belong for the technical information we share; some just for the enjoyment of riding with friends. 

As a family organization, typical GWRRA fun includes restaurant runs, picnic rides, campouts or CPR/first aid workshops conducted in a wholesome, fun-filled environment suitable for all family members. We also have dances, charity runs, parades, ice cream socials and riding clinics.

To be a member of GWRRA, there is only one requirement:  Keep your membership fees current. We have individual or family memberships available. For non Gold Wing/Valkyrie owners there is now a classification of our membership titled Associate, which is also available as individual or family. 
Our organization is open to ALL motorcyclists and ALL brands of motorcycles!!!


Some of our most dedicated members, though once apprehensive about riding as passengers, have discovered the joys of touring: the fresh air, the beautiful vistas, the close communication with their partners. Many even learn to ride their own machines. 

While generalization about a group of individuals as large as today's GWRRA is difficult, GWRRA members are likely to be independent thinkers, fun-loving, generous, adventuresome, cooperative and unfazed by the natural challenges of riding in the rain, temperature extremes or highway uncertainties. Many members have completed CPR and first aid training, making them the best-prepared riders on the world’s highways!


Why belong to GWRRA?
There are many benefits to GWRRA membership. Our members enjoy special camaraderie and fellowship and the comfort of belonging to the largest family of Gold Wing/Valkyrie owners. We like to share our pleasure in the freedom of riding motorcycles with others like ourselves. We strive for improvement by attending GWRRA safety workshops. We share technical expertise, news and tips about riding, maintenance and the best touring routes in the world. We also offer emergency towing and roadside assistance program. Rescue is a benefit that ensures peace of mind, day or night. Among our 80,000 skilled and dedicated members can be found the answer to just about any question about the Gold Wing/Valkyrie, whether new or old! Membership, signified by our special, membership card, also results in benefits like discounts at many Honda dealerships, certain hotels, campgrounds and travel agencies. And, if you ever need help when traveling, our Gold Book Directory connects you with your nearest friends wherever you are. 

Benefits? Yes, we have many benefits and we're adding more all the time. But our most important benefit is sharing how to safely enjoy motorcycles in more ways than you thought possible!

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