Race the Desert

What the Funds Will Do:

Self funded privateer pro motorcycle racer and 2016 Baja 1000 Pro Moto Ironman Champion Tony Gera's dream is to ride a motorcycle from his home in Northern California, pre-run on the same motorcycle, race it in the Baja 1000, and ride it home. If the funding goal is met by late September 2020, it will enable Tony to race the custom SC3 Gera Baja motorcycle in the Pro Ironman Class of the 2020 Baja 1000. Pro Moto Ironman class riders ride one motorcycle all by themselves for the entire almost 24 hour race ~ 1000 mile race.

Who We Are:

Tony Gera
is a Baja 1000 Pro Moto Ironman Champion and the 2014 Score International Rookie of the Year. Tony has been recognized by the off-road racing sanctioning body in the sport of North American desert racing as an exceptional rider. Tony lived up to their assessment when he won their flagship event, the 2016 Baja 1000 Pro Moto Ironman race. 
Tony Gera video by SCORE International 

Carducci Dual Sport is a 2 person self-funded motorcycle company building off road focused dual sport motorcycles. Jim Carducci designed and built the award winning SC3 Adventure and has collaborated with Tony Gera to create the SC3 Gera Baja race ready motorcycle. Carducci Dual Sport has provided Tony Gera with an early version of the race bike, which Tony tests near his northern California home. 
Baja Champ Tony Gera Rides the SC3 Gera Baja 

Gera Racing is Tony's family and they are his support team, pit crew, and they help fund his racing. They were his partners in his 2016 winning campaign of the Baja 1000 Pro Moto Ironman race, the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship, and many more races and wins as a Pro Moto Ironman competitor.

40590012_1562972010580307_r.jpegPhotos & text from Score-International SCORE Journal  issue 12-2016

40590012_1562972889730961_r.jpegJim Carducci on the SC3 Gera Baja in the Nevada high desert in 2019

Our Story:

When Tony and his dad George Gera first saw the motorcycle, they looked at all the custom designed and fabricated details of the bike. Tony told Jim about his dream to ride a bike from his Northern California house down to Baja, pre-run on the bike, race the Pro Moto Ironman class on the bike, and then ride the bike back home. He said he could do it on Jim's custom bike. The two collaborated to make the motorcycle Baja race ready. Jim designed and installed new parts, loaned his prototype bike to Tony to test, and then continued making the modifications needed to successfully race. Tony upgraded the motor on the prototype.

10" of travel front and rear, a '100 mph' race light, 1275 cc motor with increased horsepower and torque, reduced weight by 25 lbs, and  a 5 gallon tank are some of the specs of this custom bike. See the Carducci Dual Sport motorcycle website using the link below for more details. 

The photo above shows Jim on his version of the bike in the Nevada desert in May 2019. Jim initially designed a dual sport Harley because he loves the Sportster motor, and he loves to dual sport ride in the deserts of California and Nevada. Jim designed over 50% of the parts on the bike and had them fabricated from premium materials. The swing arm photo below shows some of Jim's attention to detail in this form follows function design. The motorcycle now weighs much less than the original H-D Sportster from which it began.

LeoVince  has kindly provided an exhaust pipe for the race motorcycle.
40590012_1562975463497269_r.jpegCorbin Saddles  has provide the detail photos

Why this GoFundMe?

Many more parts and back-up parts are needed for the race. We have already self-funded most of the motorcycle modifications. There are many more costs involved at the race, starting with the race entry fees.  Our budget for the race:


How You Can Help:

Please donate to this campaign, and please share this GoFundMe campaign with your friends and family on Facebook, email, Twitter, and text message.

Each donation of any size, and each social media or email / text share makes a real difference! 

Learn More:

Instagram   @tonyg702 
Facebook    Tony Gera Motorsports 
                           Carducci Dual Sport 
Websites     Tony Gera 702X 
                           Carducci Dual Sport 
                           SCORE International 

Press     SCORE International Bio Video of Tony Gera
                  SCORE Journal Issue 12-2016
                  Interview of Tony Gera Post Baja Win Motorcycles & Misfits
                  Podcast Interview of Jim Carducci by Motorcycles & Misfits 

Videos  Carducci Dual Sport Videos of the SC3 Gera Baja & More 

Find Us & Follow Us:

#SC3GeraBaja  #HarleyDualSport  #GeraBaja  #GeraRacing #DesertBike #CarducciDualSport #TonyGera

We Thank You

If the goal is met, all donors who have provided their name publicly via GoFundMe.com will be credited on the Carducci Dual Sport website for their help in making this history making adventure happen.


  • jason Len 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • teddy ishikawa 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos

Fundraising team: SC3 Gera Baja (2) 

Jim Carducci 
Raised $50 from 1 donation
Sunnyvale, CA
S C 
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
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