Welcome to California
As your California District Directors, Pam and I would like to welcome you to the GWRRA California District. From our newest and northernmost chapter in Redding to our southernmost chapter in San Diego, we have over 2,500 members spread throughout our 22 chapters. With California boasting some of the most scenic roads in the nation and a year-round riding season, we invite you to join us in riding this great state of ours.
The Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) is the world’s largest single marquee social organization for owners and riders of Honda Goldwing and Valkyrie motorcycles. Originally founded specifically for Goldwing riders, we are open and welcoming of riders of all brands of bikes. GWRRA members enjoy the freedom of belonging to a not-for-profit, non-religious and non-political organization dedicated to our motto of, “Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge”. Founded in 1977, GWRRA has grown to more than 72,000 U.S. and international members in 53 countries in just 35 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.
Consistently honored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the GWRRA Rider Education Program works diligently to improve each member’s motorcycling experience by enabling them to make better, safer and smarter riding decisions. From maintaining our motorcycles, to wearing the appropriate riding apparel, to improving the mastery of riding our machines, we are dedicated to all aspects of riding safety.
“Friends for fun, safety, and knowledge” is our motto, but we are also a social organization centered around our love of riding and the desire to share this experience with others that enjoy the wind in our face and the sun on our back. Our success comes from our dedication to safer riding as well as the FUN we have while doing it.
Please feel free to contact anyone on our District team regarding GWRRA with any questions you may have. As you look through our website you will probably find a chapter near you, please do not hesitate to join them for one of their monthly meetings to see what GWRRA is all about. As your California Directors we look forward to meeting and riding with you soon!
Vincent and Pamela Puterbaugh