Shreveport-Bossier to host world’s largest motorcycle rally in 2022


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SHREVEPORT, Louisiana (KTAL / KMSS) – Tourism officials have announced that a major touring motorcycle convention will be held in Shreveport-Bossier next summer.

Billed as the world’s largest touring motorcycle rally, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau announced on Thursday that the 2022 Gold Wing Road Riders Association Wing Ding 43 is scheduled for the weekend of July 4, 2022, June 28. through July 22, at the Shreveport Palais des Congrès.

Ding Wing 43 is expected to attract around 6,000 people to the region, with an estimated economic impact of $ 4.4 million.

According to tourism officials, the Gold Wing Riders Association is recognized as the world’s largest conference for the safety, technology, education and social organization of touring bikers.

“Once a year, members, their friends and many other motorcycle enthusiasts come together for the biggest, most prestigious, luxurious and luxurious touring motorcycle in the world called ‘Wing Ding’.

“Reopening our doors to tourists is the first big step in rebuilding our local economy,” Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins said in a statement following the announcement. “We look forward to welcoming the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, and I will continue to champion more events and attractions to visit our area.”

The tourist office says the meeting market is coming back and notes that “several other major conventions will be organized in 2021 and 2022 which will have a significant economic impact on our community.” They say sales staff are currently working on 79 leads for future bookings.

The Ark-La-Tex Gem and Mineral Show is already scheduled for August 13-15, 2021, and the Louisiana Society of ASsociation Executives’ 2021 annual convention is scheduled for September 19-21, 2021.

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