Mud4Blood 2014 - April 12th

Each year the GBR4wd Club hosts one of the biggest blood drives on Life South's calendar... Mud4Blood.  We bring together people from all over the Atlanta and North Georgia area to have fun, check out each others vehicles, participate in a giant raffles AND donate blood to help those in need in our area. 

This year's event will be on April 12th at Adventure Outdoors, 2500 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080...  This is a new venue for us and we are looking to amp it up once again.  Last we we collected over 140 units of blood in just a few hours.  Because of the way the blood can be utilized, this allowed as many as 140 lives to be saved through the generous donations of our participants. 

Not only that, but we had vehicles rolling through our parking lot ranging from highly modified Jeep Wranglers and Monster Fords to a seriously clean and VERY stock 69 Charger 440 6 Pack.  That's right... you don't need a 4wd to participate, and in fact, if you drag out the street rod, hot rod, resto or bike you will find a VERY excited base of folks to check out your machine. 

Visit Mud4Blood.org for more info. 

Join the GBR

There are a few hoops to jump through. But only a few... In order to join the GBR, you need to:

  • Attend two meetings
  • Attend two trail rides (you need to come to a meeting prior to trail riding).

That's it? Well.. kind of. There are also some rules that you need to follow when it comes to trail riding:

  • Your rig needs to be safe... and we have a safety/equipment list for trail riding.
  • You need to be safe... we don't allow drinking on the trails, among other things.
  • We maintain a family friendly environment.
  • We follow the principles of TreadLightly.

Of course there are a few more specific rules, but that is enough to give you a really good idea of what we are about. If we sound like the kind of group you are interested in joining, contact us. We'd love to hear from you. Shoot an email to our Membership Director: membership[at]gbr4wd[dot]com

Sorry for not putting a clickable link. This cuts down on spam and ensures we get your email.

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We are a family-oriented club, promoting responsible off-road recreation and we adhere to the tenets of Tread Lightly. We also belong to UFWDA (United Four Wheel Drive Association) and SFWDA (Southern Four Wheel Drive Association). By joining with other off-road enthusiasts, we can protect our access rights to public land as well as recreational opportunities on private lands. We invite other like minded enthusiasts to join us, or other 4wd clubs in order to not only enjoy new friendships, but to protect our hobby. We recommend joining a club that is a member of SFWDA and/or UFWDA.

Also check out the Georgia Bounty Runners (GBR) on Facebook, click here to become a fan.

 

The Georgia Bounty Runners 4-Wheel Drive Club - 20 Years as a Club in 2012!

Welcome to the Georgia Bounty Runners!

Welcome to the Georgia Bounty Runners (GBR) website. It has a lot of cool new features, and lots of information about the GBR. Look around. Enjoy.

  • Access the forum directly from the site... click here or check out the tool bar above.
  • See where our next meeting is going to be by clicking here or check out the Meeting info section above.
  • Please note some of our sponsor's ads located on the site. These are the folks that have supported us.
  • If you want to read about the GBR, then check out the About Us section of the website.
  • We currently have a slideshow from our Flickr group
  • Check out a few of our videos  on YouTube.
  • Check out the individual Member Pages to meet some of our fine members.
  • If you have questions or want to talk to a member of the GBR check out the contact us section of the website.
  • You can also check us out on Facebook

 

We Are Proud to Welcome our New Members to the GBR Family!

  • Trevor Freeman & Brooke Elsner
  • Ralph Payne
  • Brannon & Alecia Payne
  • Mike Jag
  • Albert & Tammy Boswell

 

It is a charity thing and the GBR knows how to do it..

The Georgia Bounty Runners is not the only premier 4 Wheel Drive club in Atlanta, but they have figured out how to give back to the local community they live and work in.  Here is a story of how the Georgia Bounty Runners 4 Wheel Drive club took a fun photo shoot and a fund raiser and was able to turn those donations into helping Children's Healthcare of Atlanta by expanding their music therapy program.


In June of 2010 the Georgia Bounty Runners 4 Wheel Drive club, www.gbr4wd.com , was approached by a local Atlanta advertising company called 4. amoeba, www.4amoeba.com asking if they could photograph some of the clubs vehicles. 4. amoeba was working on an ad campaign that required off-road vehicles in various positions. The club met at the local Marietta, GA 4Wheel Parts, www.4wheelparts.com , which had an RTI ramp where the 4. amoeba crew could get pictures of the vehicles in several different angles. So after the 4amoeba team took hundreds of pictures, they presented the club with a donation for “our time”.

So after receiving the donation, the club got to thinking, “what are we going to do with this donation?” One of the GBR members works for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, www.choa.org, and mentioned that they were starting a music therapy program and needed 10 IPODs to check out to the children that needed music therapy. At the time the music therapists only had 4 IPODs to check out to a 28 bed unit and desperately needed more so that all of their patients would have the opportunity to benefit from using the IPODs during music therapy as well as during physical, speech and occupational therapy. So with that being said, since most of the GBR members have visited various Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta facilities for their kids needs, the club stepped up and started collecting the money to fulfill the request of 10 IPODs.

In May of 2010 the Georgia Bounty Runners (GBR) hosted another community event called, Mud-4-Blood, www.mud4blood.org, which is an annual blood drive in conjunction with Atlanta’s LifeSouth, www.lifesouth.org . At this event the GBR holds a silent auction and Rugged Ridge / Omix Ada, www.ruggedridgeoffroad.com, holds a scratch and dent sale. Proceeds from the silent auction and the scratch and dent sale gets donated to the GBR to donate to a charity of their choice. In years past, the GBR has donated to Susan G. Komen, Rescue Tellico, Jennifer Scott Memorial Fund for the March of dimes , and their own AED Fund.

So with the combination of the Mud-4-Blood donations and the 4. amoeba donation the GBR was able to raise the funds to fulfill the request of purchasing 10 IPODs to be donated to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.  Now at the monthly GBR Meeting there is a collection taken up to buy ITunes cards to donate to the music therapists so the kids can get the music they want to listen to.

The GBR has already received many hand-made thank you cards from the children the IPOD donations have touched.  The GBR has committed to make annual donations in this fashion and hope we too can make a difference in the life of a child. The picture below is a result of the photo shoot and the GBR is very proud of this picture.

The Georgia Bounty Runners 4 Wheel Drive Club promote the safe and responsible use of both public and private lands for motorized recreation as well as a trail maintenance and re-building volunteer program associated with the US Forest Service.  The Georgia Bounty Runners 4 Wheel Drive Club is a member of Southern Four Wheel Drive Association (www.sfwda.org) and United Four Wheel Drive Association (www.ufwda.org) and adheres to the tenets of Tread Lightly

 

Check Out A Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

The GBR4WD Club holds a business meeting on the first Saturday of each month.

Most of our meetings are at the Fuddrucker's on Windy Hill Rd in Marietta near I-75.

Meetings start at 7:00pm, with dinner to follow around 8:00.

Most of us hang out a while to chat after the business portion is finished.