Former freeride star Carlin Dunne has passed away. Dunne, 36, was best known to mountain bikers from his standout segments in the New World Disorder film series. He first rose to prominence as runner up in Race Face’s 2004 Ultimate Freeride Challenge contest. He used that momentum to land a spot on the legendary Kona Clump freeride team alongside luminaries like Robbie Bourdon, John Cowan, and Paul Basagoitia. Dunne's New World Disorder 6 segment was a particular standout as he crashed twice on a massive drop in Utah, before getting redemption a month later.
After his NWD days, Dunne transitioned to motorcycle racing and quickly found success. He was the first man under 10 minutes on the world renowned Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and would win the event four times. He passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019, after crashing near the finish line at Pikes Peak. Our thoughts are with Carlin's family and friends. We're sorry for your loss.