Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America
Photos: Courtesy Harley-Davidson
Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty is raising money for Victory Junction by riding his Harley cross country. Victory Junction was established in 2004 by the Petty family as a year-round camp aimed at enriching the lives of children, ages 6-16, with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.
It was built to honor Kyle’s late son Adam, who died at the track. The charity ride itself was started 21 years ago, and engages celebrities, Ride sponsors, motorcycle enthusiasts, fans and local communities to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction. Since 1995, more than 7,500 riders have logged 11.1 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised $16 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities.
This year, Petty and crew are riding from Santa Cruz, CA to Branson MO, crossing the Rocky Mountain states.
“Each year, we select a route that’s full of breathtaking scenery, while also allowing us to spread the word and build excitement around our mission along the way,” said Petty. “Year after year, the Ride creates lasting memories for our riders, most importantly, it provides life-changing opportunities for children at Victory Junction.”
Spectators, visitors and locals along the 2015 route are encouraged to attend one of the Ride’s eight overnight stops or daily fuel stops to greet Petty and the riders, purchase Ride memorabilia or make a donation to Victory Junction.
To donate, click here: http://kylepettycharityride.com/donate.php