Icon Ride

A Cross-Country & Back Solo Motorcycle Adventure To Raise Awareness for Mental Health

About The Icon Ride

The Icon Ride is a solo cross-country and back motorcycle adventure to raise awareness for mental health. Wayne Sutton, founder of the Icon Project and Co-Founder of Change Catalyst, will start his journey on Monday, October 4th, 2021 visiting scenic destinations throughout the country on his Yamaha Tenere 700. During the Icon Ride, Wayne will share his own mental health challenges along with photos and videos of the adventure. He’ll also meet up with fellow riders and colleagues in the mental health space.

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The Icon Ride is raising money for the Icon Therapy Mutual Aid Fund that provides financial support for Black and Brown Men to access mental health services through our partner networks. You can make tax-deductible donations below.

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To support Wayne directly (not a tax-deductible contribution) as he raises awareness, you can send resources via PayPal at paypal.me/waynesutton and Cash App at cash.app/$waynesutton12.

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๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŽฅ/ One thing I love about this trip and the moto community is all the tips and support along the way. A big thanks to jasonperryphoto to suggest I go by Conco Tower that was the inspiration used in the movie Cars! I had meant to go by there but forgot to check to see where it was on the route. Itโ€™s a cool cafe and gift shop. The cafe just opened two months ago serving coffee, ice cream and brownies with the original vibe. Thanks Jason and others for the tips!
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Ride like there is no tomorrow, ride like youโ€™re youngโ€ฆ just ride! I think Iโ€™ve rode somewhere between 48,000 or 52,000 miles in the last three years and enjoyed every second. Currently dealing with my first serious body injury (bulge disc L5 on the S1 nerve) in my lower back and it sucks! Still, Iโ€™m grateful for the past adventures and using this time to get my ๐Ÿ‘ in shape. This photo was taken 3 days before I started my cross country trip in October. I really hope my back heals as I have more BDR and desert racing goals! For now, one day at a time and work on being present. Hang in there humans!
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A perfect spot for a photo for the T7 and the gram next to the historic @abq66diner which became my dinner spot for a few nights in October.
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My therapist said use this time to heal and be grateful. I agree and Iโ€™m also working on being present in the moment instead of looking back or always dreaming or planning for the next adventure. For now while I wait official MRI results next week long moto adventures are on hold. Still I miss long distance moto adventures. So glad I was able to visit the Grand Canyon in October. Speaking up being present, I guess now is a good time to start ending my gopro videos for the YouTube. Hang in there humans, one day at a timeโ€ฆ #notetoself
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Iโ€™m not sure if thereโ€™s a more greater risk than to stand in the middle of cactus ๐ŸŒต while itโ€™s 104 degrees in full motorcycle gear and snap a selfie in your first time in Joshua Tree but here we are. ๐Ÿ˜‚. I didnโ€™t know Joshua Tree had such cool views. I get it and now want to go back when itโ€™s cooler. The @revit_adventure Sand 4 and cargo pants was in perfect element . Sadly I canโ€™t say I left this spot without being pricked my cactus ๐ŸŒต. Cactus 2(hand and foot) Wayne, 0. Still, worth it! Yolo!

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We share the ups and downs right? Well my down isnโ€™t that bad more of an emotional/mental; with anxiety and stress but all in all Iโ€™m ok, safe, privilege and lucky. The past month just feels like a lot worrying, from bike prep for long distance traveling to dealing with some lower back pain. It will all work out one day at a time. The countdown starts tomorrow and Iโ€™ll start sharing more prep photos and videos. Be safe humans.
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Thereโ€™s a special feeling transforming to your true self. Therapy has helped me understand that. For a rider restarting in 2018 in SF I thought cafe racer style was my vibe. I kept modding the Ducati Scrambler 800cc to be better suited for long adventures. Then I graduated scramblers to the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE. I used to say before that bike I never wanted a big adventure bike. The 1200 changed my mind as it was a fun powerful beast. I learned a lot on that bike and gained more skill and confidence on two wheels. As I get ready for my solo cross country trip and back Iโ€™ve come to realize that adventure touring is where my mood lies. The Yamaha Tenere 700 (T7) is the leader in the pack as a tested bike many are choosing to ride around the world on. For me the T7 is just what I need! The mods are done and the trip starts Monday! The ride will be challenging and Iโ€™ll be raising awareness for mental health. More later on that. For now, hereโ€™s a look at my T7 which I need to come up with a name for. Any suggestions?
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The T7 Close Encounters MOOD. This bike is a beast! After over 1k miles on the Icon Ride time for a chain clean and a quick wash and onward!
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My official Tail of the Dragon photo via @129photos ..
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So it begins! Today I started my cross-country motorcycle adventure to raise awareness for mental health. Itโ€™s called the Icon Ride (link in my bio) . Iโ€™ve been planning this trip for some time now and there was a time when I didnโ€™t think it was going to happen. Grateful things worked out. Now I just need my body to hold up ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜Ž.
The first key destination is the Grand Canyon and from there I figure it out with the midway point being seeing my son and family in North Carolina for a few weeks before I start the journey back West. Also I hope to meetup with fellow riders and some close friends.

Along the journey Iโ€™ll be sharing the adventures, my mental health experiences and more. You can follow long at https://theiconproject.org/iconride/ .

Iโ€™m going to miss @changecatalysts and our cat Timber.

Today was 299 miles from San Francisco to Bakersfield.

I really appreciate all the words of encouragement and support from the moto community! Onward!
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After 6 days and 1500 miles my body needed some rest! So did my mind. Iโ€™m currently in Albuquerque, NM and while riding in I had to remember that Iโ€™m not in a rush, to slow down and listen to my body. Yesterday I rested, did some yoga. Today some work, writing and get ready to be back on the road tomorrow heading East! Have a good Monday humans!
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Drive by photo of me somewhere in Tennessee during my cross country trip. The guy who took this photo read my recap post in the Long Distance motorcycle riders facebook group. I remembered seeing a SUV pass then slow down then I looked over and waived. I was chilling on the hwy at the moment while also โ€œstretching my legโ€ on the Kriega bags due to back pain. Sitting here now two week from being off the adventure Iโ€™m in rehabilitation mood but also grateful mood. Not much I would change about the adventure! Just wish my body had held up and I would be somewhere across the country on the way back nowโ€ฆ lol. It was the right thing to do the fly back to San Francisco yesterday though and Iโ€™ve missed @changecatalysts much! Hereโ€™s to healing, a good bike shipping experience while I figure out some life things and get ready for the next adventure!
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Meeting good people talking entrepreneurship, life, being a Black Man and mental health along the #iconride is part of the journey. Yes I had a chance to catch up with @cashthe3rd Charles (on the left) and Alex on the right while in Albuquerque, NM. #goodpeople .
Today the adventure continues with a 342 mile ride to Dalhart, TX. ๐Ÿง. Onward!
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The Icon Ride – A Solo Cross Country Motorcycle Adventure To Raise Awareness For Mental Health

Iโ€™ve been dreaming about riding across the country on a motorcycle for some time now and I’m not going to let the fear of what could happen to hold me back. Everything will be at https://iconride.org: photos, videos, blog posts, how to donate for the mutual aid fund, and support me along the adventure. I hope you all join me!

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