How do I become a member?
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 two Club sponsored trips (in your own vehicle) and two meetings within a six month period to become eligible for membership. There are annual dues of $60.00 that includes membership in the California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs. Membership includes all members of the immediate family.
How do I maintain membership?
Members are expected to attend at least 3 meetings and 3 trips every year. Members must remain current with their dues.
Do I have to join CA4WDC?
Yes. The Gear Grinders are a member club and as such all club members will be members of Cal4Wheel.
I don’t want to join. Can’t I just go wheelin’?
Today’s political climate just doesn’t allow one to just go wheelin’ anymore. Green Advocacy Groups (GAGs) are very active in their effort to exclude us from access to public lands. Our only recourse is to be just as active. This begins with membership in your local club, regional association, and national coalitions. We welcome guests but encourage membership for regular participants.