Carl began his ride and suffered serious injuries in the Jacksonville area. He is currently undergoing medical treatment there. Please pray for Carl and his wife, Ann, as they go through these trying times.
The Legend Continues. Carl Sutter is getting ready for his ELEVENTH Annual Kiwanis Motorcycle Ride For Kids. Carl is an Octogenarian, and has raised an enormous amount of money for kids in SE Volusia. He is riding a 20+ year old motorcycle from New Smyrna Beach to Caribou, Maine which is a 4,000+ mile journey. Carl pays for all of his expenses including food, lodging, repairs, anything. Help Carl out by donating to his Herculean efforts. Does Carl have fun? You bet he does. Is Carl often in peril? You bet he is. PLEASE DONATE! This man is a hero and a champion for our children.
Carl combines his love of motorcyle riding and his passion for raising money for the children and teachers of SouthEast Volusia. The link above contains a flyer for the ride, and it includes a donation form or you can go to PayPal (you don't need to be a member) and donate to NSBKiwanis@yahoo.com by using a debit or credit card. If you use PayPal, please let us know you are making the donation for Carl's Ride.
The ANNUAL KIWANIS MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR CHILDREN is a fund raising event solely organized by Carl Sutter. Carl is a lifelong motorcyclist and 20+ year member of Kiwanis. Requests for funds from our Kiwanis club to support community projects always exceeds available funds, so Carl decided to combine his love for long distance motorcycle riding with an opportunity he saw to raise money for kids. The community sponsors each of his rides with cents per mile or outright dollar donations. Carl and his wife give all of the proceeds to our Kiwanis club's Foundation, and he and his wife pay for all of their expenses: lodging, food, fuel, and repairs. Wow!
So far, he has taken these rides as a solitary Rider, with his wife Ann in a chase car. Carl's rides are not without peril. He does not ride a new donated motorcycle. His motorcycle is over 20 years old and has 180,000 miles on it. He has frequent issues with inclement weather, breakdowns, hazards, spills and funny stories as he cruises through nature with all of its beauty. Carl publishes a daily blog that can be entertaining and horrifying, and is read by Kiwanis members, donors and fans.
Here is a list of Carl's previous rides. After this year's ride, Carl will have ridden for kids over 60,000 miles and earned $61,000, all of which goes to the Kiwanis Foundation from which we distribute funds for SouthEast Volusia kids and teachers.
KIWANIS 10th ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR KIDS - RIDING AROUND FLORIDA'S PERIMETER (2022)
Carl has once again completed a 2,500 mile ride around the perimeter of Florida
KIWANIS 9th ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR KIDS - NEW SMYRNA BEACH TO CALIFORNIA (2021)
Covid be darned, Carl rode from New Smyrna Beach to California and back - a total of 5,200 miles.
KIWANIS 8th ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR KIDS – FL PERIMETER (2020)
We are excited that Carl has once again completed a 2,500 mile ride around the perimeter of Florida, despite inclement weather. This was Carl’s 8th ride in 8 years!
KIWANIS 7th ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR KIDS – A SUPERIOR RIDE (2019)
This 3,500+ mile ride took Carl to the top of Lake Superior and Thunder Bay, Canada. On to Duluth, MN before heading home to New Smyrna Beach, FL.
KIWANIS 6th ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR KIDS – THE ALASKAN ADVENTURE (2018)
This was a 12,000 mile ride from New Smyrna Beach to Fairbanks, Alaska and many points in between. Monumental!
KIWANIS 5th ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR KID – FL PERIMETER RIDE (2017)
Carl loves to ride his motorcycle on back roads and take in nature’s beauty. This ride of 2,500+ miles took Carl around the perimeter of Florida.
KIWANIS 4th ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR KIDS – THE YUKON ADVENTURE (2016)
This was the Grand Daddy of all rides. This exciting ride of nearly 11,000 miles was a true test of endurance for both the Rider and his Iron Horse! An as yet unpublished book on this adventure details the trials and tribulations the Rider endured as well as the natural beauty and wild life encounters experienced in the rugged northwest on the Alaskan Highway en route to the Yukon Territory.
KIWANIS 3rd ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR KIDS – CAN AM (2015)
This ride began in New Smyrna Beach with a destination of Nova Scotia, Canada, and back. A total of 6,000+ miles. The unusually cold and wet weather made the ride on the Henry Cabot Trail particularly adventurous (this is an understatement).
KIWANIS 2nd ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR KIDS – POINT TO POINT (2014)
This 8,000+ mile trip went from Key West, Florida on the Atlantic Ocean to Aberdeen, Washington on the Pacific Ocean.
KIWANIS Ist ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR KIDS (2013)
In June of 2013, the first of Carl's fundraising rides started at the Atlantic Ocean in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Carl journeyed to San Diego's Mission Beach on the Pacific Ocean, and back to New Smyrna Beach. The round trip ride was approximately 5,200 miles. This was an adventurous ride depicted in a non-fiction book published by Carl titled "An Iron Horse Sage".
At the end of this 11th KIWANIS ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR KIDS Carl will have racked up 64,000 miles which is more than twice the circumference of the earth. The total dollar amount raised by Carl from these rides is expected to exceed $68,000. Yes, Carl is a One-Man-Fundraising Machine. Carl and Ann will soon start their eleventh adventure.
When his next ride commences, you can follow Carl's blog on our Kiwanis club's Facebook page for this event:
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