We are the Punta Gorda Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Assn (GWRRA) – We are “Gulf Coast Wings”
We are part of the Florida District of GWRRA
GWRRA is the largest single marque Motorcycle Assn in world – Founded in 1977
We are a not-for-profit -501© 4 organization
We are a non-religious and non-political organization
We are dedicated to our motto,” Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge,”
GWRRA has over 77000 Members worldwide with Chapters in US and 53 other countries
There are over 800 Chapters Managed by over 4000 volunteer leaders -Nobody gets paid-
The US is Divided into Districts – mostly along state borders, except for the smaller states that are close together.
Florida is its own district with 30 Chapters, some Chapters are big and some are small
There is a yearly membership fee you pay to home office of $55 per year single, or $65 year Family Membership. Other membership levels are also available.
There are no monthly dues for the Chapter, and we receive no funds from the National Office.
Chapters are self supporting.
We are not a fraternal organization like Elks, Moose, Eagles etc
We are not a civic or commercial organization Like Rotary, Kiwanis, or Lyons
We are simply an association of people who support safe, fun motorcycling any way we can.
More importantly, we are members of the motorcycling community, and members of our local communities- most of our members are residents here, but snow birds join us and are very active as well.
We Welcome – All walks of life and ALL BRANDS OF MOTORCYCLES
Our Motto: Friends for FUN, Safety& Knowledge
We have several rides every month (usually 2 per week), Extended rides, such as Kennedy Space Center or St Aug or Key West.
We have also have social events such as BBQ’s , Bowling, Pizza Nights or Ice Cream Runs-
We do longer touring rides to such places as Colorado, Texas or Michigan or going to Knoxville for National Wing Ding, as well as many shorter more local trips.
Our Education Motto is “Safety For Life”
Our Mission is “To Save Lives Through Quality, World Class Education”
We also have what is called “GWRRA University” that teaches Seminars & Safety Workshops, and modules on several subjects.
We have Trike Rider, and Experienced Rider “on range courses, as well as Certified Medic First Aid Training –– All of these courses are free to members in Florida
Motorist awareness – we go to schools and social organizations to make people aware of who rides motorcycles, to look twice for motorcycles and how to share the road.
We support charities and charity rides, according to size of each chapter.
We support all this thru sponsorship, 50/50 at meetings and selling raffle tickets to give away a new Gold Wing every year.
If you are looking for a great bunch of people to ride with and have fun with, please come and join us. We will have a lot of fun and lean a lot about motorcycling.