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.

Land Use

The Gear Grinders are up to speed on most of the plans and documents from the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service. Visit our Land Use page for more information.

Join Us!

The Gear Grinders try to have at least a run a month. If you are interested in join us on a run, please contact us and we will share our plans with you.

Supported Organizations

Here is a list of a few organizations that the Gear Grinders proudly support.