The 21st Annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride

Mar 28, 2015 View Comments by

KPCR_Ride3The Kyle Petty Charity Ride, founded by former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, is one of the nation’s premier charitable organizations run by motorcyclists. To date the ride has raised over $16 million for various children’s organizations, primarily the Victory Junction Gang camp. The camp provides a life changing and fun summer camp experience for children with chronic illnesses in a medically safe environment completely free of charge. Victory Junction was founded by the Petty family in honor of Kyle’s late son, Adam, who passed away in a NASCAR racing accident.

The 2015 Kyle Petty Charity Ride has traditionally been a cross-country motorcycle convoy with around 200 motorcyclists participating in the 2,500-mile journey. The trip follows a different route every year. The dates and route itinerary for the 2015 ride are:

May 2 – Santa Cruz, CA to Bakersfield, CA
May 3 – Bakersfield, CA to Tonopah, NV
May 4 – Tonopah, NV to Bryce Canyon, UT
May 5 – Bryce Canyon, UT to Moab, UT
May 6 – Moab, UT to Colorado Springs, CO
May 7 – Colorado Springs, CO to Hutchinson, KS
May 8 – Hutchinson, KS to Branson, MO

Last year we sat down to talk with Mr. Petty about the origins and inspiration for the ride. Check it out in the video below.

For more information on the KPCR go to: www.kylepettycharityride.com or www.victoryjunction.org

 

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