Located in northwest Louisiana, Shreveport-Bossier is a special blend. It’s part Cajun, because of its Louisiana roots, and part Texan because of its close proximity to Texas. This meshing of cultures makes it a cultural focal point of the region known as the Ark-La-Tex.
Presented annually by the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Wing Ding will be held in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana for the very first time in 2022. At Wing Ding 43, attendees will experience the ultimate Honda Gold Wing & Touring Bike convention - complete with a welcome reception, tradeshow, parade, lessons on motorcycle safety, and more! Click here for a schedule of events.
Shreveport-Bossier is easily accessible via I-20 and I-49. The Shreveport Regional Airport is serviced by American Airlines, United Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, and Delta Airlines and is located only 10 minutes from downtown Shreveport.
After you ride into town, join the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau at the historic Shreveport Municipal Auditorium for a welcome party! Attendees can enjoy live music and entertainment, a catered meal, dessert from food trucks, shopping with local vendors, and an opportunity to sign up for city tours. Designated motorcycle parking will be available.
Experience Shreveport's unique boutiques, food, drink, culture, and history as you travel along "Main Street" for a five-hour fun-filled guided tour, designed and hosted by local hospitality ambassador Bonne' Summers. Stops include: The Enchanted Garden, 318 Art and Garden, Glow Alchemy Kitchen, R.W. Norton Art Gallery, and C&C Mercantile and Lighting. Reservations are $120 per person and are required for attendance. Seating will be limited.
Wing Ding 43 attendees are invited to participate in a celebratory motorcycle parade on Saturday, July 2. The parade will begin with staging at 7:00 a.m. at Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino in the employee parking lot. The parking lot is located on Traffic St. in Bossier City, next to the Boomtown Casino & Hotel entrance.
The parade will then begin its route along Arthur Ray Teague Pkwy. with riverfront views in Bossier City, then cross over the Red River and continue along Clyde Fant Memorial Pkwy. into downtown Shreveport. At the conclusion of the parade, motorcyclists are invited to explore the nearby Shreveport Farmers' Market at Festival Plaza (101 Crockett St.) in downtown Shreveport or to continue to Shreveport Convention Center (400 Caddo St.) for the final day of the Wing Ding tradeshow. The Shreveport Farmers' Market will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, and will feature a variety of local and regional vendors and food trucks. Learn more here.
Locals and friends and family are encouraged to attend as paradegoers along the route, with the Clyde Fant Memorial Disc Golf Course at Veterans Park and walking trails along both sides of the Red River serving as prime watching locations.