Former NASCAR Driver, Kyle Petty is on a mission to help children with chronic or life threatening illnesses with the Kyle Petty Charity Ride. The event started in Idaho as Petty leads more than 175 motorcycles cross country going 2,100 miles and ending in Tempe, Arizona on May 3.

When interviewed, Petty said, "We started going to children's hospital and then in 2000 my oldest son was killed in a racing accident so we decided we would build a camp in his memory and that's what Victory Junction is and the ride just keeps that memory going."

Petty went on to say, Just to keep it going, we never have a goal. We just raise as much as we can, send as many kids to camp and then it's been a a successful year. If we send two kids to camp or if we send 200, it's good."

Herschel Walker, a former NFL Player and Heisman Trophy Winner said, "Eight years ago I started and I fell in love with it. I've always heard if you take something out of a society, you need to put something back in.

So this is an opportunity for me to give back a little bit even though the motorcycle does most of the work," said Herschel Walker, a former NFL Player and Heisman Trophy Winner.

You are invited to come to any of the daily fuel stops and overnight locations and support the riders make a contribution.

List of Daily Stops

  • April 29: Jackson, Wy.
  • April 30: Green River, Wy.
  • May 1: Grand Junction, Co.
  • May 2: Durango, Co.
  • May 3: Tempe, Az.

[via KPVI News 6]