We are “Gulf Coast Wings”, Chapter FL2-F, the Punta Gorda Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) and are part of GWRRA’s Florida District. Florida is its own district with 30 Chapters, some Chapters are big and some are small.
The Gold Wing Road Riders Association is the world’s largest single-marque social organization. Founded in 1977, GWRRA has grown to more than 72,000 U.S., Canadian and international Members in 53 foreign countries. 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.
We are a not-for-profit -501© 4 organization. We are a non-religious and non-political organization.
The US is Divided into Districts – mostly along state borders, except for the smaller states that are close together.
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 or Eagles. We are not a civic or commercial organization Like Rotary, Kiwanis, or Lions. We are simply an association of motor cycle riders who support safe, fun motorcycling any way we can.
More importantly, we are members of our local communities- most of our members are year-round residents, but we also have many snow birds that join us and are very active as well.
We welcome all walks of life and ALL BRANDS OF MOTORCYCLES.
We have several “brunch” rides every month (usually 2 per week), occasionally we will have extended rides to such destinations as the Kennedy Space Center, St. Augustine 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, Michigan or going to the annual GWRRA convention called “Wing Ding”.
Our Education Motto is “Safety For Life”.
Our Mission is “To Save Lives Through Quality, World Class Education”.
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. We also have what is called “GWRRA University” that teaches Seminars & Safety Workshops, and modules on several subjects.
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.