Fundraising Website Set Up for Local Motorcyclist

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Carlin Dunne (Photo: GoFundMe)

By edhat staff

A donation website has been created for the family of Carlin Dunne, the local motorcyclist who died in a race collision on June 30.

Dunne, the 36-year-old who owned the Ducati of Santa Barbara dealership, was competing in the Pike's Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) in Colorado when he crashed near the finish line. He had previously won the event four times. 

PPIHC organizers created the GoFundMe online fundraising account to support Dunne's mother, Romie Gallardo, to help with funeral expenses and to honor Dunne's memory. "His loss is felt throughout the international motorcycling and racing community... He was loved, respected and admired by all those whose lives he touched," the fundraising page states. 

The PPIHC Board of Directors have donated $932 to represent Dunne's estimated time of 9:32 had he crossed the finish line, which would have been a new motorcycle course record, beating the current by 12 seconds. PPIHC invites people to do the same and states this is the only official channel for donations and support. As of Friday, over $55,000 has been donated, more than half of the $100,932 goal. Donations can be made here.

Following the race, at the Awards Ceremony on Monday, competitors paid tribute to Carlin as a mentor, a friend, a competitor, a racing icon and spoke of the impact he made on their lives.

Below is a video showing Dunne before the race on June 30:

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 July 1, 2019 - Professional Santa Barbara Motorcyclist Dies in Race Collision

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a-1568786107 Jul 07, 2019 04:03 PM
Fundraising Website Set Up for Local Motorcyclist

Well, all I know is-----several of my pals knew this guy and they're all quite broken up about it. Heartfelt condolences to Carlin's loved ones and family and to those who loved him. Too young, far too young.

CoastWatch Jul 07, 2019 03:50 PM
Fundraising Website Set Up for Local Motorcyclist

For what Carlin Dunne did over the years for Ducati Motorcycles, I frankly do not understand why he wasn't compensated over the years as a professional rider for Ducati North America... This is a global company that makes millions of dollars every year. That his family needs a GoFundMe account is a black eye (in view) for the " Ducati Brand" All that being said, Carlin was a truly genuine nice guy who was an amazing talent on a motorcycle. R.I.P. Carlin and I hope his family finds peace with his passing doing what he loved.

Bodyboarder73 Jul 07, 2019 11:13 AM
Fundraising Website Set Up for Local Motorcyclist

Knowing nothing about street bike racing can someone explain to me why there was a bump in the track that the drivers were unaware of? Seems dangerous, especially at high speeds on a street bike. I’m deeply sorry for all that loved and cared about him.

porkrind Jul 07, 2019 12:17 PM
Fundraising Website Set Up for Local Motorcyclist

The public road up to The summit of Pikes Peak is subject to extreme conditions. Winter at 14,000 feet is punishing. The road has frost heaves, cracks, bumps and dips, what have you. The riders and drivers knew about the bumpy conditions, especially in the last sector, but there's very little practice time available, in large part due to the out and back nature of the course, so in some cases, it may be that the first time the rider hit that last stretch at speed was during their race run. So it becomes a little bit of a question of luck combined with how bad the rider wants it.

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