The Gear Grinders feel that it is important that we fit together, so we like to get to know you and let you get to know us before considering membership. So we require that you be at least 18 years of age and attend at least three (3) Club sponsored trips (in your own vehicle) and three (3) meetings within a six month period to become eligible for membership. There is a initiation fee of $10 and yearly membership dues at $20. Because we are associated with California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs (Cal4Wheel) we require each member to join for the yearly rate of $50. Membership includes all members of the immediate family.

Members are expected to attend at least 3 meetings and 3 trips every year. Members must remain current with their dues.

If you live outside the 50-mile radius of Ridgecrest, you may apply for Associate Membership, which waves the meeting attendance requirement, but also if you do attend, you have no voting rights.