Welcome to Gear Grinders 4 Wheel Drive Club!

Established in 1971 and located in Ridgecrest, California, we are a family oriented group of four-wheelers dedicated to promoting responsible off-road fun and protecting our natural resources.Our club takes pride in its support of Tread Lightly on Public lands. We are comprised of outgoing, fun loving, patriotic and responsible members who share the same love of off-roading and the outdoors. Guests are always welcome, so contact us if you will be in the area.  We’ll let you know where we are going and when.

The following SAFETY rules will be enforced for each run, and there will be NO refunds issued to vehicles turned away for not meeting the safety requirements. 

Certain events require additional equipment or have special restrictions. Be sure to check prior to attending the event.

  1. Roll bar or factory installed hard top.
  2. Emergency brake, parking brake, line-lock or other redundant braking system.
  3. Tow strap or rope (recommend rated at 2 times the vehicle weight).
  4. First aid kit.
  5. Jack capable of lifting the vehicle & tools to change tire.
  6. Spare tire within 3 inches diameter of other tires, or, for tires 37" or larger, run-flats or tools to repair/reinflate tire.
  7. Fire extinguisher with gauge indicating good/full, appropriately stored.
  8. Seat belts for all vehicle occupants.
  9. Antennas must be rigid or restrained in a manner to prevent injuries.
  10. Adequate attachment points front and rear, i.e. tow hooks, receiver, etc. Tow balls are not permitted.
  11. Battery hold downs (no bungie cords).
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