You might be thinking as you ask this question. "I can enjoy riding
alone why do I need GWTA?" The answer is, you don't. If you think it might
be nice to find someone who also enjoys motorcycling to ride with we can fulfill
that desire. That is our function, to bring people together who enjoy
motorcycling. We offer our members a wide variety of activities both on and off
the motorcycle all year long. This is all great but the most valuable thing our
members receive through their membership in GWTA is stated proudly in our motto:
The cost of joining the GWTA is $25.00 U.S. a year for a single membership
and $35.00 U.S. a year for a family membership. The family membership includes
two adult and their unmarried children still residing in the household
regardless of age. Generally, there are no "dues" payable to associate
with a Chapter, although each Chapter may charge a nominal fee for their
Newsletter. When you join our organization, you may attend the meetings of any
Chapter in the U.S. and Canada.
A family (household) membership receives one additional 4 inch logo patch or
an additional 10 inch back patch for a new membership of two or more year.
1. A members card is issued to each family member listed.
2. A decal and a pin.
3. A monthly publication of Touring News our organizational GWTA
magazine, containing information on upcoming events and reports on Region
happenings. It's truly the members' magazine and has evolved along with the
4. A National directory "Blue Book" that is printed once a year
listing all members, their telephone numbers and indicating what assistance they
may be able to provide to fellow members in the event of trouble or breakdown,
(If the directory is in the process of being up-dated when you join, you may not
receive it with your pin, crest and membership card).
5. You are also welcome to attend a yearly GWTA national gathering called
"Gold Rush" which is centered on a "host" hotel concept in
different parts of the U.S. and Canada.