Welcome to the Phoenix metro area chapter of the Gold Wing Touring Association. We are GWTA Arizona Chapter F, otherwise known as "F Troop" or "AZ F Troop".
While we are a Gold Wing Motorcycle association, we welcome riders of all motorcycle brands.
Our focus over the upcoming months is to instill an atmosphere of "F"un and "F"riendship.
Come join us in the spirit of "F"un and "F"riendship, whether we have a social or riding event.
Who are we?
The Gold Wing Touring Association (GWTA) is an international not-for-profit organization of touring motorcyclists, predominantly Gold Wings but not exclusively. We identify ourselves with the Gold Wing but are neither affiliated with nor receive funding from the manufacturer. GWTA is owned and operated by its members.
What do we do?
Activities are planned at four levels, local (chapter), state/province, regional and national. Chapters have monthly breakfast or dinner meetings which are social and informational. Activities are planned such as long and short rides, camping or motel weekends, poker runs, dances, holiday get-togethers, dinner rides, neighboring chapter visitations, and much more. States, provinces and regions plan gatherings as well. Each summer we bring our members and friends together at a national gathering called Gold Rush. This events activities are planned to bring you maximum fun at a minimum cost.
We offer a rider education program that can prepare you for many years of safe riding.
We also involve ourselves in civic and charitable affairs, projecting a positive motorcycling image to the general public.
Do I have to own a Gold Wing to belong to GWTA?
No! GWTA welcomes our friends who ride touring motorcycles other than Gold Wings. These members (affiliates) have the same rights and privileges as Gold Wing owners, with the exception that they not hold office above state/provincial director. Non-motorcycle owners are also eligible under the affiliate program.
Am I required to wear a helmet when riding?
We highly recommend everyone wear an approved riding helmet but do not require one be worn.