For over 38 years there has been no other motorcycle convention like Wing Ding!
Hosted by the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, the Members, their friends and
many other motorcycle enthusiasts gather for the largest, most prestigious, ultimate
and luxury touring motorcycle extravaganza in the world, called Wing Ding. Four days
of fun-filled activities that keep Members and non-members coming back year after
year participating in scheduled programs including our free seminars on motorcycling,
touring, safety and products, while taking demo rides on the finest touring motorcycles
built in the world.
Celebrating GWRRA's 40th anniversary and currently in the 39th year of the event, Wing Ding riders will converge from all over the United States and the world to enjoy the riding, attractions and hospitality of Grapevine. The four-day event will be filled with rider safety training, competitions and several free and entertaining events. The public is invited to attend these free events:
-- Wing Ding Light Parade - Wednesday, August 30 at 8:30 p.m., Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Watch as bikes adorned with hundreds of lights and decorations glide down Main Street. Staging begins at the Cotton Belt Depot, 705 S. Main St., from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
-- Grand Parade - Saturday, September 2 at 8:30 a.m. See the Wingers travel the streets of Grapevine and end at Grapevine Mills. Approximately 400 Wingers will ride in a processional carrying flags from each state and country representing the diversity of their membership.
-- Gold Wing People's Choice Bike Show - Saturday, September 2 from 9 - 11 a.m. at Grapevine Mills. Directly following the Grand Parade, join the Wingers at Grapevine Mills parking lot area 1C located across the street from Steak & Shake, to vote for your favorite bike in each of the five categories – bike, trike, bike with trailer, trike with trailer and vintage.
-- Gold Wing Drill Team Performances - Saturday, September 2 from 9:30 a.m. until Noon at Grapevine Mills. In parking lot area 1B located across the street from Steak & Shake, motorcycle drill teams will demonstrate and show off their precision, synchronized riding skills and more.
(Please note, while the events listed above are open to the public, there are other events only intended for the conference attendees. If checking Wing Ding's website listing of events, please verify that an event is "public" prior to attending)
Imagine thousands of Gold Wings and other touring motorcycles all in one place.
You’ll see talented wing riders competing for trophies and honors in skill events
and precision drill team maneuvers. From festive dances and parties to quiet times
and reunions with far-flung friends, Wing Ding offers owners of H onda Gold Wing
motorcycles, along with other touring enthusiasts, the opportunity to create a lifetime
of special memories.
Some 600 Members of the fledgling Association gathered in Phoenix, Arizona at
the first Wing Ding in 1979; Now, thousands of people flock to this event every year to
share in one of the best rallies in the world.