Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Announces Mini Ride for Fall 2021
Kyle Petty will host a three-day “Charity Ride Revival” in Virginia, reuniting riders for scenic riding after more than two years apart due to the COVID-19 pandemic
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 20, 2021 – This fall, Kyle Petty will host the “Charity Ride Revival (CRR),” a one-time only, miniature version of his annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. The CRR was created in response to postponing the larger Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America until Spring 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Differing from the annual Ride, the CRR will be half the time, half the size and based at one single hotel – The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. It will also only include previous participants of the Ride. These are precautions put in place by the Ride to protect the safety of participating riders and team members. From September 21 – 23, 2021, the CRR will travel a different route each day to a unique point of interest for riders to explore and enjoy before returning to the hotel. The CRR will act as a reunion for past riders to gather again for riding and fellowship after being apart for more than two years due to the coronavirus.
Kyle Petty’s 2021 Charity Ride Revival Schedule:
Day 1, Tuesday, September 21 – National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia
Day 2, Wednesday, September 22 – Seneca Rocks in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
Day 3, Thursday, September 23 – New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia
“With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and restrictions being lifted, we wanted to do something to get our riders back together again in a safe way; thus, the Charity Ride Revival was created as a way to do just that,” said Kyle Petty, former NASCAR driver, current NBC Sports racing analyst and founder of the Ride. “The word ‘revival’ means to bring something back to life, and in our case, it means to reactivate after being dormant for more than two years. And I, for one, am more than ready to get back out there, riding motorcycles with friends in a beautiful setting all for a great cause!”
The CRR will continue the Ride’s mission of raising funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic and serious medical illnesses. Victory Junction has served as the Ride’s primary beneficiary since its establishment by Petty and his family in 2004 in honor of his late son, Adam. To date, the Ride has raised more than $19 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities.
For more information, please visit www.kylepettycharityride.com.
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About Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America
Led by former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is an annual cross-country motorcycle trek that raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction. The Ride is one of the most successful and popular charity events in the country. Since 1995, more than 8,650 riders have logged 12.4 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised more than $19 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities.
About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camp for children, ages six to 16, living with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses. Co-founded by Kyle Petty and his family in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, North Carolina. Victory Junction provides life-changing camp experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a medically-safe environment, always free of charge. In addition to its traditional camp sessions, Victory Junction’s REACH program takes the camp experience to children and their families at hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses throughout North and South Carolina. As a nonprofit organization, Victory Junction operates solely through the support of generous individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations to provide this experience at no cost to children and their families. Since opening in 2004, Victory Junction has seen children from all fifty states, as well as Puerto Rico and four other countries, and has delivered more than more than 90,000 camp experiences to campers and their families – though onsite camp programs, virtual online programming, Vic's Riders equine therapy program, and at participating hospitals and medical facilities through its REACH program. Victory Junction is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network of camps founded by Paul Newman and is accredited by the rigorous guidelines of the American Camping Association. To learn more, please visit www.victoryjunction.org.