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  • Important Warning to 2018+ Gold Wing owners, Do NOT jump start a 2018+ model Wing without first pulling the 15 amp audio fuse. Failure to do this could result in a burned up audio unit. For further info and to see what others in the world say about this issue, go to this GL1800 Owners Group Forum posting GL1800 Riders Jump Start Warning

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    Welcome to Seattle Wings Chapter WA-A. Come ride with us!

    Welcome to GWTA Washington State, A long standing association.
    If you have any interest in joining GWTA, here is a GWTA Membership Application

    Our next Seattle Wings Chapter WA-A gathering will be June 22, 2024.

    Our monthly breakfasts and gatherings are the 4th Saturday of every month.

    Currently we meet at the: Rainbow Cafe. 112 E Main St, Auburn, WA 98002
    There is limited parking on the street in front of the Cafe. More parking is available in the rear of the restaurant, adjacent to the Chase Bank. The Restaurant opens at 7:00 am. We will be meeting in the banquet room. Breakfast is at 9:00 am. The Chapter Gathering starts at 10:00 am. Usually, a ride follows the gathering.

    We need your input so we can keep you informed of upcoming rides. Use this Forms link. Please print it, fill it in and then bring it to the next meeting.

    Going for a visit to a local chapter? How far is it and how long is it going to take to get there? Would you like to know the approximate Distance and Riding time?

    If you are leaving from Tacoma open this link.

    If you are leaving from Kent open this link.


    Where applicable, please, pre-register for upcoming events. It's like an RSVP to an invitation. It gives the hosting chapters advance knowledge of how many riders intend to participate. Upcoming gatherings, rides and events are pending unless otherwise noted - updates will be made as we are made aware of them. If you plan to visit a chapter or participate in their event, it is advisable to contact someone on their chapter staff to determine if the event will take place as scheduled.

    June 2024

  • Jun 22 - Seattle Wings monthly breakfast and meeting at the Rainbow Cafe. 9:00 am breakfast, 10:00 am meeting. A ride normally follows the meeting.

  • Jun 22 - 2024 Tour de Blast Flyer. Escort riders are needed. if you are looking to help out.
      Here is a link to their site showing the newly designed T-shirt. The voluntreer escorts will receive a free T-Shit. You will have to contact Rose to tell her what size shirt you would like. On their site is a registration link for bicycle riders, not the escorts. if you want to be an escort. Last year the escorts received a free meal and ice cream at the end of the day. I am pretty sure it will be the same this year. Escorts, meet at the Toutle High School (the parking lot right at the school building).

      Escorts, please arrive at the Toutle School anytime between 9 a.m. and noon. Rose will be there with the T-Shirts. Looking forward to seeing you.
      All supported activities will close at 5:00 pm including Pasta Feed. Last rider is usually in by 4:00 pm. Riders are welcome to leave anytime but we ask that they check in so we can make sure everyone is off the mountain safely.

      There will continues to be a modfication to the ride again this year. Beginning June 15, 2023, until further notice: Both directions of SR 504 at milepost 45.0 are CLOSED at the winter gate, due to a landslide that washed out the road and the Spirit Lake Outlet Bridge, on Sunday, May 14, 2023. There is no estimated time for when the road will reopen and no access beyond the closure.
      The bicyclists will ride to these destinations and then return to Toutle, based on their rider levels;
      (39-mile) round-trip from Toutle ride to the Bridge View rest area/Viewpoint
      (54-mile) round trip from Toutle ride to Elk Rock a rest area.
      (66-mile) round trip from Toutle ride to Coldwater Ridge Visitors Center rest area.
    Updated Tour de Blast Info - May 6, 2024

  • Jun 29 - WA-A Five Aces Ride. Time and place of departure to be announced.

    July 2024

  • Jul 6 - GWTA Centralia Chapter Q, The Q Crew monthly breakfast and meeting at Centerville Café,111 N. Tower Ave, Centralia, WA 98531, (360) 736-5159. Meet at the McDonald's on South Tacoma Way and Hwy 512 for a 7:00 am kick stands up 8:00 am breakfast - 9:00 am meeting (Changes on occasion, please call Chapter Director Steve Henson to verify).

  • Jul 13 - GWTA Everett Chapter C Evergreen Wings monthly breakfast and meeting. Meet at the Kent Chevron across from the McDonald's Restaurant on 84th and 212th Streets in Kent, WA. 7:00 am departure for an 8:00 am breakfast, 9:00 am meeting at the Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett, Washington.. A ride normally follows the meeting.

  • Jul 14 ~ 15 Seattle to Portland (STP). GWTA will be escorting the STP bicycle riders across the Lewis and Clark bridge over the Columbia River once again this year frorm 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. It would appear that a 6:30 am departure from Tacoma will be required in order to be at the bridge by 8:00 am Sunday morning. At this point it is not certain who will lead or participate in this event.

  • Jul 15 ~ 18 - GOLD RUSH XXXVI: July 15-18, 2024, Holiday Inn University Plaza, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42103.
      Room Rates; 1 or 2 per room: $119; 3 per room: $129; 4 per room: $139. Guests rooms are subject to tax, which at the time of contract was 13.42%. Rally rates will be offered to anyone wanting to come two days prior to, or stay two days past, the Gold Rush dates. Group Code: GWT.
    Deadline for Rally Rate is June 16, 2024. See More Details on page 2 of the 2024 Gold Rush Registration Form.

  • Jul 16 ~ 22 WA-C Six day ride to Canadian Rockies (Jasper). 9am departure from the Smokey Point Rest Area.

  • Jul 27 - Seattle Wings monthly breakfast and meeting at the Rainbow Cafe. 9:00 am breakfast, 10:00 am meeting. A ride normally follows the meeting.

  • August 2024

  • Aug 2 ~ 4 - WA-C Three day Men's Ride to Oregon Coast. 9am departure from Mariner Park & Ride.

  • Aug 8 ~ 10 - 38th Annual 2024 Buzzard's Butt Buster Ride Flyer and Registration. The ride helps to support Pope's Place. There is MUCH MORE information about Buzzard's Butt Buster rides Here.

  • Aug 24 ~ 25 - WA-C Overnight Ride to Government Camp, OR. 9am departure from Mariner Park & Ride

  • September 2024

  • Sep 6 ~ 9 Washington's GWTA Chapter C's week after Labor Day Campout at Squaw Rock Resort. There were some questions today at breakfast about their location. All of the information you need is on their website. If you have already been there and just need to contact them, here is their phone number 509-658-2800.
    For those of you that have never been there, look through their website. To give you an idea of their approximate location, the camp ground is located 36 miles east of Cayuse Pass and 37 miles west of Yakima on Hwy 410. Click here for a map or here for a sattelite view showing their location.

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