The 23rd Annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride

May 15, 2017 View Comments by

Kyle Petty Charity Ride

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America kicked off this Saturday in Portland, OR. Covering eight states in seven days, the group will arrive in Milwaukee, WI, on May 19. For the first time in almost a decade, the ride, led by former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty, will travel across the Pacific Northwest.

Petty will lead 200 bikers on the weeklong, 2,400-mile route to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Victory Junction was founded by the Petty family in honor of Kyle’s late son, Adam, who passed away in a NASCAR racing accident.

What started out as Petty and a small group of friends riding together for fun in 1995, has grown into one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country. This year, more than 20 first-time riders will join the team.

Fans are encouraged to come support the cause and greet riders at one of the seven overnight stops or daily pit stops. Spectators along the route may also purchase memorabilia or contribute to the ride’s “Small Change. Big Impact.” program, which accepts donations at each stop. Information about scheduled pit stops can be found on the ride’s Facebook page.

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Schedule

  • Day 1, Saturday, May 13 – Portland, Oregon to Walla Walla, Washington
  • Day 2, Sunday, May 14 – Walla Walla, Washington to Missoula, Montana
  • Day 3, Monday, May 15 – Missoula, Montana to Cody, Wyoming
  • Day 4, Tuesday, May 16 – Cody, Wyoming to Deadwood, South Dakota
  • Day 5, Wednesday, May 17 – Deadwood, South Dakota to Mitchell, South Dakota
  • Day 6, Thursday, May 18 – Mitchell, South Dakota to Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Day 7, Friday, May 19 – Minneapolis, Minnesota to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

RoadRUNNER had the chance to speak with Mr. Petty about the history of the ride:

For more information or to make a donation, visit www.kylepettycharityride.com or www.victoryjunction.org.

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