The Kyle Petty Charity Ride, twice postponed because of COVID-19 concerns, is back on for a September reboot — only in miniature form.
Petty’s philanthropic organization announced this week that it will hold a Charity Ride Revival, a one-off event Sept. 21-23 that explores points of interest in Virginia and West Virginia. The three-day event, open to the community of previous Charity Ride participants, will raise funds and awareness for the Victory Junction camp for children affected by chronic and serious medical issues.
“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 Ride founder Kyle Petty, who now works as a NASCAR analyst for NBC Sports. “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!”
Each day’s will begin in a central location — the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Day 1 will take in the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., Day 2’s trip will explore Seneca Rocks, W.Va., and the final day will visit the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia.
The full, weeklong Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is scheduled to resume April 30-May 6, 2020. The coronavirus outbreak postponed the event from May dates in 2020 and again in 2021.