2012 Forty to Phoenix group photo

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The “40 to Phoenix” ride is the greatest and longest in GWRRA’s history! The members that participate are the “Top Guns” of the organization. Each year a group rides from Wrightsville Beach NC., across I-40 to Flag Staff AZ., and down into Phoenix to visit the GWRRA Home Office. Only 5% of nearly 70’000 members get to do such a feat. During our journey we stop to visit local chapters, making new friends, and seeing old ones. Having a BBQ in a thunder storm under tarp tied to pickup trucks or having a catered dinner in a local church. No matter where we are, there is excitement everywhere.

Greg and Tina McKinney started this off as a vacation, and then they thought about how many people actually rode to the Home Office. So he built a FB page linked to the AR. District web site and here we are. Our first year, (2010) there were only 11 bikes that started and only 30 completed the 2300 mile trip. In 2012 there were over 60 that started and over 250 rode into GWRRA HQ. Our Goal is to have fun, ride safe, make new friends, and see some new places and perhaps visit old ones. We also want to attract others to GWRRA by showing them what GWRRA is all about.