The Seventh Annual 40 To Phoenix Ride - 40 To Phoenix 2016!

40 To Phoenix - Departing NC April 6th and arriving in AZ April 13th
40 to Phoenix - Logo

What is 40 To Phoenix?

A ride across twelve states, four regions, and two countries!

It's a ten day ride covering the breadth of the United States, including four regions, twelve states, and two countries. The ride starts in Wilmington, North Carolina and ends in Chula Vista, California with plenty of stops along the way, including a short ride across the U.S. border into Mexico and back. 40 To Phoenix has grown in popularity each year since the first in 2010, when 27 bikes showed up at the Home Office in Phoenix, Arizona while passing through. Since then we've had years with over 250 riders and we're planning on a big group again this year!

Join fellow Members as they cross the U.S. meeting up at set locations and times. Start at the beginning in Wilmington, North Carolina, or join up along the way. You can take the whole 2,700 mile journey or travel with us for just a bit. All are welcome!

See the Itinerary for exact times and locations of meet-ups and special events.

Map Itinerary Facebook Contact Registration Form

40 To Phoenix - Map
40 To Phoenix - Map
40 To Phoenix - Map
40 To Phoenix - Map
40 To Phoenix - Map
40 To Phoenix - Map

Make sure you visit 40 To Phoenix on Facebook for more pictures of previous years.

40 To Phoenix Group at the Home Office - 2014


Twelve states, four regions, and two countries.

This map showcases a few of the most popular routes taken by 40 To Phoenix riders last year. Riders may take alternate routes between the group stopping points to see new sites or ride with friends. For more detailed information, including GPS coordinates make sure you join the Facebook Group

40 To Phoenix - Map


Each major stopping point is shown in the itinerary below. If you can't ride along with the main group for the whole trip, then one of these stops may be a great place to meet up. Important dates to remember - The group meets up in Wilmington, NC for a BBQ dinner hosted by Chapter NC-Q at Carolina BBQ; Ride leaves from Wilmington, NC on April 6th; After some fun rides and several stops the group arrives in Phoenix, Arizona on April 13th; the GWRRA Home Office welcomes 40 to Phoenix the following day on April 14th with tours, prizes, games, and more. Also, at the end of the journey there is a short trip included from Chula Vista, CA to Mexico and back.

Note: Carolina BBQ is located at 2307 N College RD. Wilmington, NC, 28405

Again, join the Facebook Group or contact the Ride Coordinator, Russ Schaeffer for more detailed information.

40 To Phoenix - Itinerary


The Home Office Visit.

As part of your 11 day journey acrsss the United States the group will visit the GWRRA Home Office on April 14th. The Home Office visit includes:

  • Guided Tours of the Home Office
  • 50/25/15/10 Drawings
  • Door Prizes
  • Games
  • Seminars
  • Short Scenic Rides
  • Meet Founder Paul Hildebrand and Co-Founder Shirley Stephens- Garcia

Prize Donations (from 2015)

Jafrum International Inc.
$25 Gift Certificate
Kozak Dry Wash
Six Motorcycle Cloths & Three Cans of Wax
Gillum House Bed & Breakfast
Two Night Stay with Breakfast
Arboreal Systems
One Neutrino System
Adaptiv Technology
Ten $150 gift certificates toward the purchase of their GlowRider jacket.
Griot's Garage
22 oz Spray-On Wax
22 oz Wheel Cleaner
1 Microfiber Chamois
Shoei Helmets Neotec Model
Gift Certificate for 50% off Noetec Model
1 Microfiber Chamois
Bike Master
BM Auto Sensing Charger
Muth Mirror Systems
A pair of Signal Mates
GL1800net / Fox Project
Two Fox Light Tac 3
Wheel Jockey
A Big Boy Wheel Jockey (MSRP $89)
Genes Gallery
Two Genes Gallery Hats
The Engraver
Three Engraved Maps and One Pin
A Gl1800 / F6B - Professional Plug and Play HID Kit and a pair of Gl1800 / F6B - Turn Signal Lens covers
Big Bike Parts
Three Kickstand Discs, Half Cover HTL Trunk Liner, Two Big Bike Parts Hat, and a Dash Pouch
One set of Eagle Hand Wings or $100 to apply to any MotoWing Purchase
L&S Safety Solutions
A Monitor, Two Sensors and a Mounting Bracket


40 To Phoenix uses Facebook!

Make sure you visit the 40 To Phoenix Facebook Page and join the 40 To Phoenix Facebook Group for current information and to get to know the people you'll be riding with! By joining the group you'll have access to detailed information on stop locations, routes, and more, including GPS information.

Although joining the Facebook Group is highly recommended you can contact us directly for information as well.

Visit the Facebook Page Join the Facebook Group

40 To Phoenix - Facebook