BONIFAY – Hundreds of motorcyclists made Bonifay one of their pit stops as they made their way across America on May 9 for the 20th Anniversary Kyle Petty Ride Across America.
Visitors included NASCAR’s Kyle Petty, Geoff Bodine, Harry Grant, NFL’s Herschel Walker and FOX News’ Col. Allen West.
Twenty years ago Petty and three friends rode their motorcycles from North Carolina to a NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway, along the way several friends joined the ride until the group was over 30 riders and the turnout inspired Petty to turn the event into a charity ride to raise money for a cause. In 2004 the Petty family wanted their ride to focus on Victory Junction, located on 84 acres in Randleman, North Carolina for enriching the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses in honor of their late son, Adam Petty.
This year, Kyle Petty will lead approximately 200 riders coast to coast for the first time, traveling from Carlsbad, Calif. to Daytona Beach from May 3 to May 10 and as a result of the charity ride more than 7,730 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families.
Fans and spectators have gathered along the Charity Ride route also contribute to the Charity Ride's "Small Change. Big Impact." program, which accepts donations at local stops.
For more information about the 20th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America or to make a contribution, please visit kylepettycharityride.com/donate.
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