Giving Back - Kyle Petty Revives Sturgis Charity Ride
NASCAR star Kyle Petty is at it again. The 23rd Annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has raised $17.5 for the Victory Junction Camp and other children’s charities and will roll into South Dakota after making its way through the Pacific Northwest on the way to Sturgis over the rest of May, 2017. The Camp was established by the Petty family in memory of Kyle’s son Adam, a fourth-generation driver killed in a practice crash at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in May 2000. The camp in Randleman, N.C. provides experiences for children with chronic and life-threatening diseases.
The racer will lead some 200 riders into Sturgis this week before making their way back to Milwaukee. Among the other riders are his father, NASCAR legend Richard Petty, drivers Harry Gant, Hershel McGriff and David Ragan, former NFL football great Herschel Walker, and Super Bowl XXII champion George Rogers.
The ride rolls into Deadwood for an overnight stay at the Gold Dust Hotel about 4 p.m. Tuesday 5/16. The tour will make another stop Wednesday morning at Badlands Harley-Davidson, 601 Main St. in Wall. Celebrity riders will be available for pictures and autographs at both stops. Kyle Petty said many of the riders are looking forward to seeing Deadwood, Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the Badlands.
“They’ve seen pictures of it their whole life, but until you’ve stood at the base of Mount Rushmore, you’ve not seen it,” he said in an interview with reporter Jim Holland. “And the riding out there is phenomenal,” he said.
The ride will stop in Mitchell overnight on Wednesday and is scheduled to end at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee on Friday.
2017 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Schedule
Saturday, May 13
8 AM: Manheim Portland – 3000 N. Hayden Island Dr., Portland, OR 97217
12:30 PM: Maryhill Museum of Art – 35 Maryhill Museum Dr., Goldendale, WA 98620
4 PM: Marcus Whitman Hotel – 6 W. Rose St., Walla Walla, WA 99362
Sunday, May 14
7:15 AM: Marcus Whitman Hotel – 6 W. Rose St., Walla Walla, WA 99362
10 AM: Nez Perce Express II/Exxon – 17372 Nez Perce Rd., Lewiston, ID 83501
12:25 PM: The Old Opera House – 21 Main St., Kooskia, ID 83539
5:45 PM: Grizzly Harley-Davidson – 5106 E. Harrier Dr., Missoula, MT 59808
Monday, May 15
6 AM: Hilton Garden Inn – 3720 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59808
9:15 AM: Town Pump/Exxon – 415 N. Whitehall St., Whitehall, MT 59759
12 PM: Conoco/Subway – 401 Scott St. W, Gardiner, MT 59030
5 PM: Buffalo Bill Village – 1701 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414
Tuesday, May 16
7 AM: Buffalo Bill Village – 1701 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414
9:45 AM: Conoco/Pony Express Convenience Store – 325 2nd St., Ten Sleep, WY 82442
12:50 PM: Maverik Country Store – 1616 E. US Hwy 14/16, Gillette, WY 82716
4 PM: Hotel by Gold Dust – 25 Lee St., Deadwood, SD 57732
Wednesday, May 17
6:15 AM: Hotel by Gold Dust – 25 Lee St., Deadwood, SD 57732
10:45 AM: Badlands Harley-Davidson – 601 Main St., Wall, SD 57790
3:20 PM: Sinclair/Coffee Cup Fuel Stop – 24022 US Hwy 83, Vivian, SD 57576
5:45 PM: Comfort Inn Suites – 2020 Highland Way, Mitchell, SD 57301
Thursday, May 18
8:15 AM: Comfort Inn Suites – 2020 Highland Way, Mitchell, SD 57301
10 AM: Love’s Travel Stop – 5301 N. Cliff Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
1:05 PM: Apol's Harley-Davidson of Raymond– 102 Cofield St., Raymond, MN 86282
3:25 PM: World’s Largest Twine Ball – 1st St, Darwin, MN 55324
5 PM: Manheim Minneapolis – 8001 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Friday, May 19
6:45 AM: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest – 7025 Northland Dr. N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
1:30 PM: Love’s Travel Stop – W9493 County Hwy. CS, Dekorra-Poynette, WI 53955
4 PM: Hilton Milwaukee Convention Center – 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203