Charity ride through Arizona postponed until next year


Kyle Petty Charity Ride, Inc. announced Monday, March 23 its decision to postpone its 26th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.

Originally scheduled May 2–8, the Ride will now be held May 1 – 7, 2021. The Ride will still follow the same route, visit the same scheduled stops and maintain the same participating sponsors as previously announced.

“Throughout the everchanging and dynamic COVID-19 pandemic, our utmost concern has always been and always will be the health and safety of our riders, team and fans,” stated Kyle Petty, former NASCAR driver, current NBC Sports racing analyst and founder of the Ride. “While it saddens me that we must postpone this year’s Ride, I know in my heart that this is what’s best for everyone involved. And I can guarantee that we will keep our promise to bring the exact plans for our 26th Anniversary Ride to life in 2021 and continue our mission to raise funds to send kids to Victory Junction!”

Victory Junction — a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic and serious medical illnesses — 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.

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The 26th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America was going to include trips to Phoenix, Lake Havasu City, the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona, Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, and Litchfield Park.

Led by 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, according to a release. Now in its 26th year, 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.