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

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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.

CurtisCurtis and Rita Barnhart started with the club in 1993. They live in Canton and have two daughters, Amber and Nicole.   They have one grand daughter, Kinzlee Hess.

Curtis is currently the GBR Adopt A Trail Rep for the Beasley Knob OHV Area. He has been doing this for many, many years. He represents not only the GBR but also Southern Four Wheel drive (thus wearing two hats) when he is working with the USFS in Blairsville. RitaAlthough rumblings behind his back by our friends may call him a "slave driver" on our work weekends, you can rest assured he will get the job done in order to keep Beasley Knob open for our sport. Curtis has also held multiple Board of Directors positions and Rita has also served on the board.

Curtis rebuilt his two-wheel drive 1985 Ford Ranger in 1994. He put in a V-8 engine and personally turned it into a four-wheel drive vehicle. Many modifications later, it is a very capable vehicle with outrageously slow gears and large tires.GBRs on a work weekend

Curtis is the County Manager of the Cherokee County Environmental Health Department in Canton and Rita has 28 years with the Georgia Dept. of Veterans Services.

Curtis recently retired from the US Air Force with over 30 years service. He worked his way up from enlisted airman after his first four-year stint all the way to Lt. Colonel at his time of retirement.

 

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.