About GWRRA and Chapter "W"
- What is GWRRA?
- Who is Chapter W?
Who belongs to GWRRA?
- Why belong to GWRRA?
- How much is GWRRA?
- Who to contact
The Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) is the world's largest single-marque social organization for owners and riders of Honda Gold Wing/Valkyrie motorcycles -- and some would say, the world's largest family. 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. Founded in 1977, GWRRA has grown to more than 72,000 U.S., Canadian and international members in 53 foreign countries in just 34 years. Over 800 active Chapters are managed by 4,000 volunteer leaders working with members to foster safe, enjoyable riding while also working to improve the public image of motorcycling.
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!
The New York District of GWRRA is made up of 12 chapters within the state of New York. We are a member of the Northeast Region (B), which is made up of 11 states; Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.
Chapter "W" is located in Rochester, New York
Chapter "W" Gathers the third Thursday of each month at the Panorama Restaurant at 6:00 PM. (Click here for more Gathering info)
Every Tuesday evening in the summer we meet near the Burger King on Pixley Road, near Buffalo Road, in the Big Lot's parking lot for a ride to someplace to eat. In the winter we meet at the specific restaurant. We do this year around using 2, 3, or 4 wheels, your option. Ride Schedule or Event Calendar
Also, other rides take place on most weekends to someplace of interest to the chapter members. Click on Ride Schedule for more ride information.
Rider Education is a good reason to join GWRRA. Classes and seminars are held throughout the year at various meetings. Our Rider Education director will give a short talk at our Gatherings that pertain to rider education. Ridering and First Aid courses are also held periodically.
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 are only two requirements: own a Honda Gold Wing/Valkyrie and 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.
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 and 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!
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.
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!
Wing Ding : Incomparable Gold Wing Memories at our annual convention. Once a year, Gold Wing/Valkyrie owners and their friends meet for the largest, most prestigious Gold Wing/Valkyrie extravaganza in the world. Called Wing Ding, it's four days of fun-filled activities that keeps members coming back year after year. Imagine thousands of Gold wings all in one place at one time! Picture yourself in the miles-long parade of Wings, waving at admirers lining the streets! Browse the busy aisles of the largest Gold Wing trade show in the world, with hundreds of vendors offering more chrome, lights, accessories and riding gear than you'll ever find anywhere else! You'll see talented Wing Riders competing for trophies and honors in skill events and precision drill team maneuvers. From festive dances and parties, to quiet times and reunions with far-flung friends, Wing Ding is a spectacular event. It's thousands of Wing Riders, phenomenal scenery, good food, marvelous riding and special memories you'll treasure for a lifetime.
Wing World : For the Ultimate Touring Machine Rider .A unique member benefit is Wing World magazine. This beautiful, glossy monthly publication is packed with Gold Wing touring stories, Honda and aftermarket product announcements, technical advice from Honda technicians and Gold Wing accessory advertising for finding what you need at the best prices. You'll read stories about people you know and places you dream of discovering; you’ll identify with letters written by riders like yourself from all over the world. No other magazine comes close to Wing World for its beautiful Gold Wing photos, news, commentary, technical tips, maintenance hints and travelogues. Every issue includes reader classifieds, rider education and an up-to-date listing of all national, regional and local GWRRA events, as well as a directory of our officers you can contact for more information.
The Gold Book : A directory of Friends Worldwide. The Gold Book is the exclusive GWRRA service directory, which lists participating GWRRA members' names, phone numbers and what they can share with you: help, information, tools, lodging, trip assistance, camping space and, of course, fellowship. If you find yourself needing help on a lonely highway, you’ll find a GWRRA friend nearby. Many members think the Gold Book is the best highway insurance of all!
Rider Education : Another Important Benefit. Consistently honored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the GWRRA Rider Education Program works diligently to teach you how to ride better, safer and smarter: perhaps, even how to save your life! You can learn how to safely pull a trailer, how to cope with adverse riding conditions, how to keep your Gold Wing in top-notch shape and how your passenger can be a better Co-Rider. Your participation entitles you to the best insurance rates available for your Gold Wing and its accessories.
Is There More? A cloisonné enamel membership pin; an embroidered patch for your jacket; reflective safety decals; membership card for discounts at many Honda dealers; free courtesy cards; our own "Wearhouse" store; information on all GWRRA rallies and events; travel discounts; credit card programs; Rescue emergency towing and roadside assistance while riding on any motorcycle and several other benefits. See Rescue Plus for details on enhanced coverage.
You'll soon discover belonging to the Gold Wing Road Riders Association is an enormous value for a very small investment! Individual Membership is just $120 for three years, $85 for two years or $45 for one year. Family Membership is $150 for three years, $105 for two years, and $55 for one year. Non-Goldwing owners can join GWRRA through the Associate Membership status. Individual Associate prices are $50 for 1 year, $95 for 2 years, and $135 for 3 years. Family Associate prices are $60 for 1 year, $115 for 2 years, and $165 for 3 years.
To join GWRRA, call (800) 843-9460 or (623) 581-2500 during normal Phoenix business hours; or write GWRRA, P.O. Box 42450, Phoenix, AZ 85080-2450; or fax your application or request anytime to (877) 348-9416; or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover are accepted.
We are a proud and caring organization. Whether you ride in a group or alone, whether you're a "joiner" or a "loner," you will find GWRRA offers something special for you and yours. Many first-timers come for "just a look" and find something to last a lifetime!
Over 80,000 of your soon-to-be closest friends invite you to join GWRRA! Discover the pride and confidence of belonging to the largest, best and most caring Gold Wing organization in the world; dedicated to Friendship, Fun, Safety and Knowledge! Come home to GWRRA.
*Satisfaction guaranteed, or your money back!
*GWRRA will gladly refund you any of the remaining portion of your membership.