Carlin Dunne Foundation
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Join us in honoring the legendary life of Carlin Dunne



Son, brother, teammate, friend. Fearless competitor and devoted mentor. Carlin played endless roles, always leading with the same unmistakable charisma, unwavering calm, and signature twinkle in his eye. Whether racing on blacktop or in Baja, he led with the same fiercely competitive spirit, loving heart, and unwavering dedication. Destined for a life on two wheels, Carlin developed a lifelong obsession with perfecting his craft. Instilled with dreams of becoming a racer, filmmaker, and stuntman, he remained humble and gracious as his career took a meteoric trajectory.

While his list of achievements on two wheels stretches for miles, arguably Carlin’s greatest accomplishment during his short time on earth was the positive impact that he had on the lives of everyone he came across. His passion for racing was truly connected to his passion and care for family and friends. Carlin lived every moment to the absolute max. He was kind, genuine, and so full of life. 

Renowned for taking fellow riders under his wing, mentorship came second nature to Carlin. Whether showing youngsters the ropes or simply embodying a life lived at full throttle, he had an unmistakable knack for bringing outsiders into the fold, exemplifying love, kindness, and camaraderie along the way.

One vision. Two objectives.

To pay homage to Carlin’s meteoric trajectory and fateful crash, our mission is two-fold.

First, we’re focused on developing preventative resources and rehab programs for extreme sport athletes diagnosed with or at risk for CTE, Concussion Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Second, we’re dedicated to providing mentorship programs for up-and-coming riders, and developing a network focused on providing the tools necessary to succeed. Programs are geared to help rookies navigate the business realm and hone their skills in the extreme sports arena.

Our safety focus hinges on a few key goals: 

  • Raise awareness of brain trauma in the cycle sport industries.

  • Raise funds to explore current helmet technologies and research future innovations.

  • Connect with like-minded foundations, such as the Concussion Legacy Foundation and the Brain Trauma Foundation, to aggregate knowledge that’s been gleaned in connection to other sports. Create a database that’s readily-accessible to all athletes, yet specifically geared towards extreme sport and motorsport athletes.

  • Raise awareness about the newest safety technologies available, and create a lottery for riders to enter and potentially acquire new safety gear that would otherwise be out of reach.

  • Create programs with manufacturers which makes turning in helmets with minor damage in exchange for new helmets more accessible, while also providing helmet manufacturers with invaluable data on the seemingly minor crashes which add up to major damage.

  • Develop a learning database of the most up to date knowledge in regards to preventative and recovery methods and programs associated with healing brain trauma.

Our mentorship focus includes the following objectives:

  • Create mentorship opportunities by connecting aspiring athletes with established riders in the sport.

  • Create a network with the goal of helping rookie athletes navigate business decisions, financial security, resume creation, management, and media platform development.

  • Develop a network of available sponsors to aspiring athletes, while helping sponsors identify qualified candidates to best represent their brand.

  • Develop a network of photographers and videographers to create media that best represents aspiring athletes and/or products, while offering opportunities for lesser known photographers/videographers to build a body of work.

  • Offer health and wellness coaching in conjunction with physiotherapists, nutritionists, and sports medicine doctors. Create programs tailored to specific athletes to help them sustain peak physical and mental performance.

  • Create elite riding schools for street, dirt, and mountain biking for athletes looking to gain a competitive edge, where the coaching comes from top riders in the sport.