How to join


Immediately following our meeting, the Georgia Bounty Runners 4 Wheel Drive Club dines together at a local restaurant. We hope to see you at our next meeting and invite you to join us for dinner afterward. We always have a great time and it’s a good way for us to get to know each other!

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The Georgia Bounty Runners 4 WD Club (GBR) is an organization of families that participate in off-highway trail riding in 4-wheel drive vehicles. Our spouses, children and friends do accompany us to most events. The GBR holds one business meeting and one trail ride each month. We require you to attend at least one meeting before going on a trail ride. This requirement is enforced so that prospective members understand the clubs safety requirements both for their protection and our members protection.

The business meeting is held on the first Saturday (second Saturday if the first weekend is a holiday) of the month. The location for the meeting is has been at the Fuddruckers restaurant on Windy Hill Rd. in Marietta. at 7:00 P.M. We cover club business, initiations, driving tips, mechanical tips, planning of trail runs, and reports of previous trail runs. The monthly club trail ride consists of such organized offroad events as the Dixie Run, Trailfest, or a run to a nearby National Forest or ORV area. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on any trail ride.

Any make or model 4×4 is welcome, from stock to highly modified. We do require that the vehicle have a low range transfer-case and be street legal with up to date registration and insurance. Most members in the club started out with a stock or near stock 4×4 and over the years have built it up to handle more difficult trails as they gained experience. So you might be asking, should I bring my stock Ford, Chevy, Jeep, Toyota or Land Rover on a trail ride?? Answer: Sure, as there is usually a milder bypass around extreme obstacles. Also, the GBR adheres to “Tread Lightly” which promotes responsible use of our nation’s public and private lands.

Another question that people always seem to ask is, “Will my vehicle get damaged??” Answer: There is always the possibility that damage could occur either from the trail or from vehicle breakage (usually a result of lack of maintenance). In either case you will not be left behind to fend for yourself. Our philosophy is: we came in as a group, we will go out as a group. Take a look at “See what we do” section to get a better idea of the types of trails and events we do.

Most trails we run have a milder bypass around the more difficult obstacles. Thankfully we’ve never had any serious injuries on a trail ride. This is largely due to the safety requirements the club practices and enforces on all rides. If you’re looking to join a club where you are not happy unless you lay your 4×4 on its side while ripping the fenders off, then the GBR is not for you.

However, if exploring offroad trails, socializing in a family atmosphere, sitting around a campfire after a day of trail riding, sharing laughs and swapping tall offroad tales interests you, then contact the Georgia Bounty Runners 4WD Club and join in on the fun.

Prospective members must fill out an application and attend two meetings and two rides in a three-month period before being eligible for full membership status. Membership fees are $40 per year for a family. This includes membership in both the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association and the United Four Wheel Drive Association.



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