Established in 1966, the Poly Goats Four Wheel Drive Club is one of the oldest clubs still active at Cal Poly SLO. But when it comes down to it, we’re really just a group of friends out looking for a good time. Here’s what we’re all about:
We hold bi-weekly meetings on Wednesday nights to discuss club happenings and upcoming events. Members almost always have trip reports and pictures to share. We’ve had guest speakers discuss topics ranging from welding to land closures. Even on nights with nothing major on the agenda, we still meet up and hang out.
We also like to give back to the community. In the last few years the Poly Goats have either organized or participated in cleanups at the Oceano Dunes as well other local spots in SLO county. We’ve also donated our time and vehicles to other causes. In October 2004, the Poly Goats provided logistical help hauling broken bikes in the Le Pismo Dunes Endurance Beach Race. In April of 2007, we worked the gas pit in the Hi Mountain Dual Sport Ride. We support the community in other random ventures as well (pulling people out, working on trails, etc).
Of course, we also like to wheel. Members lead trips throughout the year, and are always happy to have other drivers and passengers join them. Rocks, snow, or sand, forest, desert, or mountains, we’ve done it all and keep going back for more. Groups have gone wheeling as nearby as Hollister Hills SVRA and the Oceano Dunes, but longer treks to Moab, Utah and even Baja California have also been done. When winter hits, some Goats like to frolic in the snow, while others prefer to stay dry out at Johnson Valley. And when the snow melts, there’s always someone heading to Fordyce and/or the Rubicon.
When it comes to vehicles, the Poly Goats is an equal opportunity club. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you’ve got a stock rig, a rock rig, a desert truck, or no rig at all. And if you happen to have a “fixer-upper,” well, there’s always someone willing to lend a hand on any project you can dream up.
Membership dues are $40/year, which get you two bad-ass Poly Goats vehicle stickers, access to the private forums and photo gallery, and discounts at some local 4-wheeling related retailers. Dues also pay for web site expenses and allow us to throw parties from time to time.
You’ve heard about us, so come see what all the fuss is really about. We’re kind of a big deal…