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In 1995, NASCAR driver Kyle Petty combined his passion for helping others with his love of motorcycles to create the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. One of the most successful and popular charity events in the country, the annual motorcycle trek engages celebrities, Ride sponsors, motorcycle enthusiasts, fans and local communities to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction. Since the Ride's inception, 9,350 riders have logged more than 13.1 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised more than $22 million for Victory Junction and other children's charities.

The inspiration for the Ride came in 1994, when Petty and three friends rode their motorcycles from North Carolina to a NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway. Friends joined the ride along the way, and by the time the group reached Phoenix, it had grown to 30 riders. The turnout inspired Petty, and he decided to nurture the event into something bigger; the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America was born. 














Since opening in 2004 in honor of Kyle's late son Adam, Victory Junction has served as the Ride's primary beneficiary. Located on 84 acres in Randleman, North Carolina, Victory Junction exists to enrich the lives of children with chronic medical illnesses by creating camping experiences that are memorable, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound. 

Fans and spectators along the Charity Ride route may contribute to the Charity Ride's "Small Change. Big Impact." program, which accepts donations at local stops. 

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