Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge. This is the motto of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, as well as a key to participation in GWRRA. I’ve gathered just a few points on these tenets of our association.
Friends in this case are like minded people interested in motorcycles. This is what brought us together, but we quickly become family. Bruce Beeman (GWRRA Deputy Director) states it this way “Once a member joins a chapter, they are members of the association and choose which ever chapter they want to call "home," Beeman said.
One of the things that makes participating with Chapters of GWRRA a blast is riding and getting together with other Members. This can be during the winter months when riding is not something most of us can do (Curtis, Robert, Jerry, and Greg and several others are exceptions) and we gather for Wingo, dinner (something else GWRRA Members are fond of). It can be in the form of a Chapter Challenge or any other excuse to get together with our friends
The Rider Education Program is very important to the Members. The GWRRA Rider Education Program (REP) is intended to make the motorcycle riding environment safer by reducing injuries and fatalities and increasing motorcyclist skills and awareness. Rider courses are a great resource to help us maintain our skills and stay safe as riders. The Advance Rider, Experienced Rider, Trike Rider, Side Car Rider, Trailering, and Trike Trailering courses are some of the offerings of this program.
The Motorist Awareness Division and Rider Education Program, through a Team effort, are committed to a goal of establishing the safest motorcycling environment possible. While Rider Education trains and educates motorcycle riders, the Motorist Awareness Division (MAD) will focus on educating the motorist community. Our primary goal in motorist awareness will be to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes with other highway users, a reduction in the loss of life, and a reduction in injuries.
This program is another resource Members have and one that covers many topics that we can use relating to motorcycling and our everyday lives. GWRRA University is an all-encompassing education and training institution with two main purposes— 1) a vibrant, dynamic source from which well-trained leaders can continue the practice of education, coaching and mentoring; 2) to provide Members access to some of the finest safety, professional and personal, education and training in the world. This is the education and training they would have to pay thousands of dollars for somewhere else. The University is to become the keystone supporting the organization as it is today and developing leaders for the organization of the future.
The Training curriculum focuses on leadership skills while understanding that knowledge is an enabler of those skills. Though some of the training deals specifically with skills needed in a GWRRA leadership position, other training deals with Life Skills and Member Orientation…
Rider Ed & Safety
Our World Class Educational Program has many avenues to educate both our motorcycle community and the general driving public. The illustration to the right shows how our program is structured. The GWRRA Rider Education Program (REP) is intended to make…
Partnership with MEP
The Membership Enhancement Program has two significant components: Provide GWRRA members with varied ways to experience FUN with likeminded people who all share the common thread that holds GWRRA together – the love of motorcycle riding. Connect with NEW, PROSPECTIVE, …