Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty has brought people together for the last 25 years by using his deep love for riding motorcycles. He organizes a cross-country charity ride for motorcycle lovers and enthusiasts to have a blast and raise funds for Victory Junction, a North Carolina camp for children with chronic medical diseases and medical conditions.
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has brought the driver’s many friends, family members, and fellow bikers together.
This year the charity ride will be smaller due to COVID-19, and it will be called Charity Ride Revival. Riders will roar their bikes back and forth between Seneca Rocks and the New River Gorge National Park, the Omni Homestead Resort, and the D-Day Memorial.
Petty is fascinated by the kind giving spirit of the riders that get together year after year, and he is all pumped up for this year’s event!
The ride has raised over $19 million for the children’s camp originally founded by Petty himself in honor of his son Adam. Thanks to Kyle, thousands of kids can attend the Victory Junction camp.
As Petty said for WDBJ7:
“Through the tragedy of losing one child, our son, we’ve gained ninety-thousand kids that are part of our family now,” he said. “And I say it all the time, when I see these kids leave camp and they have that Adam Petty smile on their faces then I know Adam is still here with us.”
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The riders have left Omni Homestead Resort at 9 a.m. this morning and will be arriving at the D-Day Memorial by noon, where they will meet and greet hundreds of fans.
Fans can also meet Petty at around 11 a.m. tomorrow at Seneca Rocks and 11:45 Thursday at Burnwood Campground at the New River Gorge National Park.
For more detailed info on the route and scheduled events, click HERE to visit the official Kyle Petty Charity Ride website.