In Memory Of

Carlin Dunne

We may be dating ourselves here, but it’s hard to forget the indelible mark left by watching Carlin Dunne in the NWD movies. His legendary sends and drops are etched into our minds forever, and inspired a new generation of freeriders.

According to a CNN article, “Dunne — who was defending his title at the 97th edition of the race — crashed his 2019 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype bike less than a quarter of a mile from the finish line…. Having been crowned the motorcycle winner in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018, Dunne had achieved legendary status at the Pikes Peak race.”

His infectious personality and skill on two wheels is responsible for his legacy in both MTB and professional motorcycle racing. Dunne will be missed, but not forgotten.