About Our Chapter
We are the Black Rose Wings
Part of the North East Region, Pennsylvania District, Local Chapter PA-V of Gold Wing Road Riders Association
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 70,000 U.S., Canadian and international members in 53 foreign countries in just 32 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.
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 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, 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 worldÕs 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, plastic 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!
How can I join GWRRA?
The quickest way to join GWRRA is through our Online: membership registration. If you prefer, 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 (623) 581-3844; or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We accept MastersterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover.
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.